I don’t know about you but my little one is getting seriously excited for Halloween. The fact that it’s on a Friday makes it even more fun as he knows he can stay up just a bit later with his friends. We’re planning a sleepover after they’ve brought their candy haul home. What is it about having kids that just makes you want to do more for them and join in the fun of all the special occasions, am I right?
There’s no shortage of great apps to get you into the spirit of the week from great party planning ideas, craft ideas and amazing recipes to take your Halloween to the next level. Apparently there are over 675,000 apps designed for the iPad that will boost your fun for all ages. Here are some super fun ones to download now…
If you’re a DIY queen…and you’ve got some pretty creative little monsters by your side, you can create your own Halloween scary fun stories in iBooks. Design your own picture book or spine -tingling thriller with iBook Author (Mac, Free) and the free templates. Add your own text and images easily – if you want to make it interactive you can also include all sorts of fun widgets.
Kids want to act out their own spooky tales? Create your own films through iMovie (Universal, $4.99) and add in various special effects and music to suit your style. We had fun this past summer making our own movies and loved how intuitive everything was to create our own. Then share on your devices with family and friends!
Looking for some scary sounds? Check out Halloween Spooky Sound Box (Universal, Free) with over 50 spooky tunes and scary sounds to greet your visitors on Halloween night! Need some inspiration on costumes and more scary stuff? Download and countdown to Halloween! (Universal, Free). Have some fun and decorate your own Halloween City (Universal, Free) with zombies, witches, vampires, mummies and more.
Check out the iBookstore for some amazing published online books like Halloween Party Ideas (Free) for a quick guide on neat tips for invites, party games, and food ideas. Make Monster Mash Dip and more! Get into the spirit of the night wiht these 26 Unforgettable Halloween Recipes (FREE) from Candy Corn Cupcakes and festive snacks and appetizers.
Need some crafts for the kids to do? Check out 23 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor (Free) and make your own scene with creative home decorations and other creepy ideas.
Looking for some real and scary ghost stories? Haunted Canada 4 ($7.99) has over 25 true ghost stories from across the coutnry. From the mysterious figure on the rocky shores of Peggy’s Cove to the haunted Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, BC., author Joel A. Sutherland brings a new collection to this favourite series.
Of course there are fun game apps too! The famous Ghostbusters (Universal, Free) calls on YOU to get the ghosts out of New York City. Build your own Ghostbuster team as you bust troublemaking spooks. Sago Mini Monsters (Universal, Free) invites you to create your own colourful monster with paint, food and decorations. Great for younger kids! Take a pic of your creation to share and make as many original monsters as you like. Monster Dash (Universal, $0.99) stars the hero Barry Steakfries who travels through portals to visit exotic world locations to battle vampires, mummies and more.
Make sure to capture all your spook-tacular moments and share with your friends and family! If you’ve got Apple devices you already know how easy it to iCloud Photo share!
Interested in downloading any of the above? Just click onto the coloured text to link!