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Campsite Halloween Decorating Ideas

October is one of the best months of the year for camping. The crisp weather and changing leaves make sitting around the campfire even cozier. But October camping also ushers in a spooky time of year—Halloween. RV campgrounds are a great place to celebrate this playful holiday. Some campgrounds host special events like hayrides, golf cart paradescostume parties, and RV trick-or-treating. Plan your trip to a spooky destination, like Sleepy Hollow, NY, and participate in the festive community events.

These simple campsite Halloween decorating ideas should get you in the spirit. Make it a fun activity for the whole family and break out the craft bin. 

Spooky Light Decoration 

The easiest way to add some ambiance to the campsite is to add themed lights. A strip of LED lanterns in the shape of pumpkins or ghouls look great on an RV awning or lighting up a picnic tableGet creative with what you already have on hand, like Christmas lights, and arrange them in the shape of a jack-o-lantern or ghost.  

Monster Decorated Rig 

Source: Pinterest

Give your RV an eerie makeover and think of ways to bring it to life. Use products you have on hand, like garbage bags, tablecloths, or craft paper to give your rig eyeballs or a monster mouth. 

Halloween Tablecloth 

Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition. If your campground allows it, enjoy this messy activity outdoors at your campsite. Spread this Halloween Tablecloth out over the picnic table and simply slop the pumpkin guts on the tablecloth. Afterward, simply wipe the PVC surface clean with a damp cloth. Save the seeds and make a yummy Fall snack!

Creepy Campsite Chairs 

While you’re off trick-or-treating, keep your camp chair occupied with chilling characters. Store-bought skeletons spook passers-by. Or make a homemade scarecrow using natural campground materials like sticks or fallen branches. 

Halloween Garbage Bags 

Give everyday items a Halloween punch. For a family activity, bring along these festive garbage bags on a hike and pick up litter along the way. Then, use the filled bags as festive Halloween decoration before pitching the garbage when you depart. Leave the park cleaner than you found it!

DIY lanterns  

DIY Halloween Paper Lanterns
Source: Unoriginal Mom

Pick up some battery-operated LED tealights (real tealights pose a fire hazard). Then customize paper lunch bags with ghostly cutouts. Line your campsite with these flickering lanterns. 

Halloween Collapsible Container  

Collapsible halloween container

Keep games, balls, and sports equipment organized in this collapsible container. Or use it to keep extra blankets for staying warm around the fire. There are endless uses for this multi-purpose pop-up. Its compact fold-up size takes up little space in your RV storage, so there’s no reason not to bring it along. 

Paper-Cutout Puppet Characters 

Jack-0-latern paper cutout
DIY Shadow Puppet Cutouts : Source: Science Sparks

This décor requires only popsicle sticks and firm cardstock. Cutout spooky characters like spiders, bats, witches, or ghosts and glue them to the popsicle sticks. Wait for the sun to go down, then bring out the flashlights and act out your own Halloween puppet show for passers-by.  

Halloween Pet Apparel  

Halloween Pet Bandana
Halloween Pet Bandana

Include the whole gang in the Halloween fun, even fur-family. simple pet bandana stays put better than pet costumes and looks great in family photos. 

Kelsey’s first career as a performing artist had her traveling the world. Eager to keep traveling, she hit the road to see the USA in a 69’ Airstream Overlander. Today you can find her writing about travel, design, and good food. When she’s not planning her next trip, she’s sipping on local beer and petting other people’s dogs.

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