Celebrating Halloween 2021 in Irvine

September 27, 2021
Tanaka Farms Irvine Pumpkin Patch

Halloween is right around the corner! From pumpkin patches to costume contests, there are so many different activities to enjoy with your family throughout Irvine  all month long. Plus, there are endless ways to celebrate and create a spooky ambiance at your home in Irvine too. 


Celebrating in Irvine

Visit the Pumpkin Patch

Want to pick your own pumpkin? Then going to a pumpkin patch is not to be missed! The Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch is open daily during the month of October and it’s only $6 for wagon rides, arts and crafts, and of course, choosing the perfect pumpkin. At Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch, also open daily, admission is free and activities such as hay rides, train rides and face painting are $6 each. 


Participate in a Costume Week

Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting a Costume Week from October 27-29 — and they want you to get involved! From black cats to witches, have the entire family dress up in your most hair-raising attire and head to the museum — you’ll get 25% off your second admission just for participating! Find out more here.


Get in Costume

Halloween costumes in the Irvine parkHalloween isn’t complete without costumes galore! Since it falls on a Sunday this year, enjoy the day with your children at a nearby park in Irvine— all dressed in your Halloween best, of course. Put together a family costume and bring some outdoor games to play while you soak up the beauty of the parks. You can even invite your neighbors to come along! 


Celebrating at Home

Bake Some Terrifying Treats

Terrifyingly delicious, that is! No Halloween is complete without a baked good or two. And as a bonus? You can whip them all up with the stainless steel appliances right in your chef-inspired kitchen in the Villages of Irvine. Check out recipes for candy corn Rice Krispie treats, caramel apples, Halloween candy bark and more here!


Create a Haunted House

What better way to use the flexible space in your home at the Villages of Irvine than by turning it into a haunted house for the month? Stop by one of the nearby shopping centers to pick up everything from garlands and pumpkins to skeletons and let your imagination take over as you create the scariest house on the block! Check out stores like Cost Plus World Market, Halloween City and Party City at The Market Placeto get your house in the holiday spirit.

Host a Halloween Craft Night

halloween pumpkinFright level: 10 out of 10! There are so many different fun crafts you can create with your little ones. From macrame ghosts to kitten pumpkins, spooky spider egg wreaths to paper bat garlands, there’s a whole host of frightfully amazing crafting ideas for every skill level and every age group. 


Make a Haunted Graham Cracker House

Halloween candy houseCandy houses aren’t just for the holiday season! Get in the Halloween spirit by making a haunted graham cracker house. The kids will love an afternoon spent decorating and tasting their spooky masterpiece. Spread out all the tasty supplies on your kitchen countertop and get to work designing (and eating)! See how to make one here.


There are so many things to do in Irvine during Halloween — these are just a few ideas to get you started! So, which scary activity will you be trying first? Discover more about the different neighborhoods and explore the spacious floor plans at Villages of Irvine now.

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