It’s that frightful time of year! Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re planning on celebrating while in your RV, there are plenty of opportunities for fun! Most campgrounds have awesome Halloween events happening throughout October, which can be fun for both kids and adults alike! There is plenty that you can do all on your own for a spookily memorable trip! Here are some great ideas for an RV Halloween!
RV and Campsite Decorating
A large part of RVing during Halloween is decorating your RV and campsite with festive and spooky decorations that will wow your neighbors and passing trick-or-treaters! Many campgrounds feature a campsite decorating contest as part of their Halloween festivities, so you can let your imagination run wild! Some fun things you can consider for your spooky campsite include:
Creepy tombstones and signs
Skeletons and other eerie figures
Inflatables (like this camper-themed inflatable!)
Colored lights and lamps
Carved or painted pumpkins (carve two pumpkins to look like a car pulling a camper!)
You can also get creative with decorating your RV as well! Sure you can get in the spirit by decorating the interior of your RV, but show off your creative side by decorating the outside! Awning decorations are quick and easy! Awning lights or a cute banner or bunting are easy to put up and have a great effect! If you have a motorhome, use large pictures in your front window to give the impression that your rig is haunted! If you have a fifth wheel or travel trailer, get really creative with a festive cover for the front end of your RV!
Check out places like dollar stores or thrift stores for more inexpensive decorations if you’re on a budget! If you’re full-time RVing, you could always invest in nicer, more permanent decorations, but make sure that you’ll have the room to store and transport them! Buy items like pumpkins, hay bales, large decorations, etc. locally so you won’t have to worry about hauling them to your destination!
RV Halloween Activities
Campgrounds will often host a variety of fun Halloween activities like costume contests, kids' crafts and games, and sometimes even haunted houses or mazes! But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own spook-tacular fun! If you’re camping with a big group, host your own costume contest amongst yourselves! This will inspire even the adults to get into the spirit!
Come up with some fun games for little campers too! Develop an I Spy game or a scavenger hunt that will get kids searching among the ghouls and ghosts around your campsite! Make a DIY glow-in-the-dark ring toss game with a dowel and glow sticks for nighttime fun! Decorate some old cans and let the kids go Halloween bowling using a small pumpkin or gourd!
Halloween in an RV presents a lot of opportunity for yummy treats! If the campground you are staying in has trick-or-treating, it’s the perfect opportunity to bake up some yummy treats instead of handing out candy! That can be a daunting task, but you could always make some special treats for parents to enjoy! Adult beverages are always a fun way to keep parents going too! If you’re camping with a big group of people, throw a Halloween potluck so that everyone can try out delicious fall recipes and share them with the crew! Give these Autumn Roasted Pumpkin Seeds or Brie and Cranberry Pie Iron Pastries a try to tempt everyone's tastebuds.
If you’re living full time in your RV, you may not have the space to keep a lot of decorations for Halloween. Store your favorite decorations in a tote or plastic container to keep them safe while on the road! If you’re really minimalist, you can keep all your decorations from every holiday that you decorate for in one or two boxes to save space! Donate any clothes or costumes in good shape, and any unwanted decorations, to a local thrift store so that they can be reused and you won’t have to worry about transporting them!
What could be more fun than Halloween in an RV? Unleash your devilish side and design the best campsite and costume in the campground, and most importantly, have fun! What are some of your favorite RV Halloween traditions? Comment to share your creative ideas!