Looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween this year? In need of a quick getaway? A fun way to celebrate Halloween and also spend some time together as a family away from your usual hectic schedule is to take the family camping. Camping is always a great bonding experience for the family, and adding the fun and festivity of Halloween makes the experience that much more memorable. This article will offer several tips and suggestions on how to make the most of your Halloween camping trip.
Make Your Camp Site Scream ‘Halloween’. While packing for your camping trip, don’t forget the orange lights, pumpkins, witches and ghosts. Take all your favorite holiday decorations on the road and give your camp site some real Halloween style. The kids will love waking up in the morning to all the festive decorations and appreciate the extra lights when the sun goes down.
Don’t Forget The Halloween Costumes! Many campgrounds offer special holiday perks at Halloween, one of which being to encourage the children to Trick or Treat from site to site. The kids won’t feel as though they are missing out on the annual tradition of collecting candy and you will surely appreciate the opportunity for the little ones to take part in this fun Halloween tradition in a safe and well supervised area. Remember to bring along some bags of candy to hand out to the ghouls and goblins that visit your tent or camper.
Stock Up On Some Ghost Stories. Telling ghost stories around the campfire is always great fun, but never more appropriate than when camping on Halloween. Build a roaring fire, pass the marshmallows and settle in for a night of cozy fun. Keep the stories age appropriate so you don’t have little campers who can’t sleep in the middle of the night.
Dress Warm. Weather at the end of October can be highly unpredictable. Jeans and tee shirts may be in order during the day, but the temperature can change on a dime. This is especially true at night, so be sure to bring plenty of sweatshirts, cozy socks and blankets. Nothing can ruin your Halloween Camping Trip faster than finding yourself unprepared for the chilly weather.
Consider Camping Near An Amusement Park. Many amusement parks celebrate Halloween by turning the entire park into a spooky place of fun and fright. There are often comfortable and well maintained campgrounds located in close proximity to amusement parks. Combining a holiday trip to an amusement park and a weekend of camping can create wonderful family memories that will last a lifetime.
Capture All Those Holiday Moments On Camera. Be sure to bring your digital camera so that you can easily record all the moments of Halloween fun during the camping trip. Once you get home, you can choose your favorite shots and assemble a lovely scrapbook to enjoy and share with loved ones.