How to Create a Spook-tacular Halloween Event at Home

There’s no place like home when it comes to Halloween fun. Whether you’re just celebrating with the family or planning a big bash, you can create a spook-tacular Halloween with memories to last a lifetime.

Target the Treats. Trick-or-treating might be the best part of Halloween, but let’s be honest, not all neighborhoods are created equal when it comes to the candy. Make the most of your time and target those treats with Treat Map by Nextdoor. The days of wandering aimlessly from house to house on the hunt for candy are over. The free app takes your Halloween high-tech, safely connecting with your neighbors for an evening of trick-or-treating.

Trick or Trivia. Whether you’re throwing a big party with friends and family or just planning some Halloween fun at home with the family, no party, big or small, is complete without party games. The Halloween Party App, available on iOS for just $0.99, is a trivia game designed for groups of kids ages 6-11 and consists of rapid-fire questions to be answered in split seconds. It’s fun, fast and it’s filled with spooky adventure. It’s also educational, but we won’t tell the kids if you don’t!

Spooktacular Sounds. No Halloween is complete without spooky sounds and music. Cue up your ultimate haunted hit list and hide your Bluetooth Speaker so no one knows quite where it’s coming from. A splashproof speaker like the JLab Mini is a great option to be safe – just in case of spills – and offers great sound in a small package.

Make it Social! Create a hashtag to share and capture your Halloween memories. Can’t decide on a hashtag? No problem. Try this Hashtag Generator. Want to keep things private? Use a photo sharing app like Cluster. Cluster makes it possible to create private groups to share photos and videos. Only invited members of the group can see and share. You’ll be alerted when people post new things to the group. It’s free and easily accessed through the app or the web.

With a little planning and these tips, you’re sure to have more treats and less tricks!


Cian Laurence, a Brooklyn-based writer hailing from Dublin, has a passion for technology & apps and uses free Wi-Fi whenever it’s available.