Whether you like Halloween for the spookiness or for the candy, you have to admit it is a fun holiday. Halloween movies are the best and you get to have a blast dressing up in your favourite costumes. And let’s not forget about the endless candy and Halloween goodies. Usually, Halloween consists of either trick-or-treating for hours or going to a costume party, but with the pandemic still an ongoing issue, Halloween will probably look a little different this year. But just because we might not be able to celebrate the way we are used to does not mean it can’t still be fun! We will just have to bring the celebration to us with these 7 at-home Halloween ideas for the whole family.
Trick-or-Treat at Home
We might not be able to go trick-or-treating around the neighbourhood this year, but that should not stop us from enjoying the classic Halloween activity- you just have to bring it home. I bet you did not think trick-or-treating at home was possible, but with enough imagination, it can be just as much fun. Hide candy all throughout your house in various locations and have your kids go on a scavenger hunt to find them! To make the activity even more special, fill your house with cute autumn decorations and your kids will forget they’re stuck inside!
A costume party at home with just your family is still a party! There should never be a Halloween when you don’t dress up, even if the circumstances are a little different this year. Invite your quarantine crew for a small costume party and make sure everyone dresses up. There are tons of different ways to easily dress up, from couples’ Halloween costumes to matching costumes for the whole family.
Decorate Halloween Cookies
There is no better time to indulge in all your favourite treats than Halloween, and why not turn it into an activity by decorating cookies?! Decorating Halloween cookies is a great way to get the entire family involved and get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Buy some Halloween cookie cutters, orange and black icing and sprinkles, and get creative!
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
No Halloween is ever complete without a pumpkin decorating contest. Make sure you get enough pumpkins for the whole family, buy some carving tools and paint, and let your family get competitive. The winner receives extra candy. May the best pumpkin decorator win!
Host a Virtual Halloween Party
If your kids are sad about not being able to see their friends for Halloween, just bring the party to them with a virtual Halloween party. Make your house a spooky scene with tons of Halloween decorations and invite all your kid’s friends to join in on a virtual Halloween party. Tell all the guests to wear their best costume, play some Halloween tunes there are plenty of pre-made playlists), and your kids probably will not even notice that the party is virtual.
Make Pumpkin Slime
Let’s face it: making slime is fun for all ages. Pumpkin slime is a great Halloween activity for the whole family. All you need is white glue, shaving cream, orange food colouring, baking soda, and saline solution, and you have got yourself some pumpkin slime that will keep your kids entertained for hours. To make it even more fun, have your kids cut out Halloween shapes with black construction paper to decorate the slime.
Halloween Movie Marathon
There is just something so comforting about binge-watching Halloween movies all night long, cuddled up on the couch with your family. After a long day of trick-or-treating at home and partying virtually, end the night with a marathon full of all your favourite Halloween movies.
Celebrating Halloween at home definitely does not have to be boring, you just have to put your imagination to the test and get creative with it! Bring the Halloween party to you this year with these 7 at-home ideas so you can celebrate safely (and still have tons of fun).
This is a guest post. Alycia Coloma is a mother to four beautiful girls and loves to craft DIY projects in her spare time. She enjoys finding new ways to work with tight budgets and spreading her knowledge to parents everywhere. Alycia is a staunch advocate of continuing education and believes that insatiable hunger for knowledge is the key to better finances, a warm family, and fulfilling life as a whole. She’s also a kitchen connoisseur on the side and has been known to whip up some mean empanadas.