Count Down the Days Till Halloween with Spooky Advent Calendars

October just got a whole lot sweeter!

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September 30, 2020
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Ghouls big and small will agree that the very best part of Halloween is the candy. Though advent calendars are often thought of as a “Christmas thing,” their mysterious and fun nature make them perfect for counting down all the days leading up to Halloween, too. If you're looking for an easy way to add a bit more excitement to your own Halloween celebration this year, give one of these spooktacular advent calendars a try. Not only can you fill most of them with just about any treat, they're sure to make everyone’s October a little bit sweeter, too.


Brewing your own magic potion has never been easier thanks to this eerie-sistible tea sachet and chocolate-filled calendar from David's Tea. With tea flavors like Peanut Butter Cup, Pumpkin Chai, Pumpkin Creme Brulee and Monster Mash, it's just what you'll need when things go bump on Halloween night.

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Part fun surprise, part glow-in-the-dark Halloween decoration, this whimsical wooden haunted house from Kirkland contains miniature pull drawers that you can fill with all your favorite tricks and treats.

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Add some fun mischief to the 30 days leading up to Halloween night with these handmade drawstring treats bags. Each one is numbered and depicts a different Halloween illustration to add just the right amount of hocus pocus to every October morning, afternoon or evening. Stringing them up across a mantel or kitchen cabinet also turns them into an interactive decoration, too!

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Something wickedly delicious is sure to come your way thanks to this vintage-looking wooden advent calendar. Not only does it come fully assembled, you can paint it whatever color you want to make it completely one-of-a-kind. The drawers on this one are also a lot bigger than your average advent calendar, so you can put several pieces of the newest Halloween candies inside. Talk about a happy haunting!

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If you can't wait for November to get your claws on Aldi's hard seltzer advent calendar, this adult-friendly build-it-yourself Halloween tree is sure to keep you good company until then. Not only does it feature 13 laser cut holes that perfectly hold miniature bottles of all your favorite alcohol, you can also use it again next year without anyone knowing it isn't brand new. How's that for getting your boos on?!

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Scooby-Doo himself wouldn't be able to resist this pup-centric Halloween advent calendar, and we're sure your own fur baby won't be able to either. Simply fill each of the numbered bags with your pup's favorite dog treats or biscuits and watch as their tails wag all October long.

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This adorable felt calendar is sure to make kids of all ages break out into the monster mash. Not only are the pockets big enough to hold all their favorite fun-sized treats, it also comes with 30 detachable ghosts, spiders, zombies, pumpkins, ghouls and more to give kids an interactive activity you can use year after year.

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If your kids love a goodie bag as much as we do, this is the Halloween countdown calendar for you! The adorable set comes with 13 numbered treat bags, Halloween activity cards, miniature clothespins and a variety of spooky-themed toys and treats that make filling them an absolute breeze. Though you can easily stack them in a basket or sting them up across the living room mantel or fireplace, we love the idea of hiding them around the house for an impromptu spooky season scavenger hunt.

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We have to be honest, we're a bit jealous that we didn't think of this ingenious fillable mini muffin calendar ourselves. If you already have a mini muffin pan at home, go ahead and buy a set of the magnets only — each one is handmade from mesmerizing patterned paper, 3D stickers and other embellishments that are sure to put a spell on anyone who lays eyes on them.

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