5 Chronic Illness Friendly Halloween Activities

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It’s nearly Halloween and this year I’m going to try and have fun with it. When I was little, my brother and I would get dressed up and go to a Halloween event in a local village. But we’re a bit old for that now! This year, I’ll be baking some chocolate spider cupcakes with one of my friends from the chronic illness community and may even attempt some Halloween makeup! In this post, you’ll find 5 chronic illness friendly Halloween activities you could try yourself. They also are (or can be made) wheelchair accessible if you’re a wheelchair user like me. You can use the links below to skip to your favourite activity idea:

    1. Bake Halloween-themed treats
    2. Horror movie marathon
    3. Halloween movie marathon
    4. Photoshoot
    5. Make Halloween decorations

Bake Halloween-Themed Treats

I love baking and it’s even more fun when the treats are themed. You can find so many ideas on Pinterest, which is where I got my Halloween-themed treat inspiration from this year! Through this link you can find some Pinterest inspiration for Halloween goodies. Here are also a few Halloween-themed treat ideas and blog posts for you to try out:

This year, I’ll be making spooky chocolate spiders (gluten-free, of course!). I’m really excited to do this and I’m hoping they go well! Once they’re done and decorated, I’ll try and remember to take a photo and add it here and post it on Instagram (@georgina.e.banks).

Horror Movie Marathon

Here are some horror movies you can find on Netflix:

  • Jigsaw
  • Hell Fest
  • Hush
  • Clown
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
  • Dark Shadows
  • Van Helsing
  • Dracula Untold
  • Bait
  • Anaconda
  • Priest
  • Look Away
  • The Purge
  • Gerald’s Game
  • Misery
  • The Babysitter
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • It Comes at Night

Halloween Movie Marathon

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Coraline
  • Scream
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Halloween
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Exorcist
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Casper
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Addams Family
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
  • Halloweentown
  • ParaNorman
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Hotel Transylvania

Halloween Makeup and Photoshoot

Photoshoots are always a fun, minimal-effort activity to do, which can also make you feel more ‘human’ and ‘normal’. Makeup can also have the same effect. If you’re feeling especially Halloween-y, you can even get dressed up! I thought putting on some makup and doing a Photoshoot was a great idea, because it can easily be done at home (or outside if it’s a nice day). Here are some makeup and costume ideas I found on Pinterest:

Make Halloween Decorations

Making Halloween decorations can really put you in the mood for Halloween. It’s also a great bonding activity for you and your friends, partner or kids. I’m definitely not an expert in making Halloween decorations, so I’ve compiled a list of blog posts you can use for inspiration.

I hope you have fun doing some chronic illness friendly Halloween activities! Happy Halloween!!

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