With COVID now a consistent part of our lives (hopefully not a forever thing though!), it is important to find a way to enjoy the Holidays. Halloween is just around the corner and I thought I would share with you some ideas about how to celebrate Halloween at home. People may not be so quick to participate this year, so it is time to get creative. It is possible and I have even done one of the ideas I will be discussing below. You can still have great memories while staying safe. Let’s get into it!
Have A Family Halloween Party
This can be an ultra good memory if you plan in advance. You and your family could make Halloween treats, carve pumpkins, play Halloween related games, and watch spooky movies with Halloween candy.
My favorite recipe website to go to is a website called All Recipes (not a sponsor). What’s really cool about their search system is that you can put specific ingredients in the search. So if you wanted to include or exclude an ingredient, you could. I think that works really well if you or someone in your family is allergic to something.
I also really like that you can change the serving size. This tool is really helpful since family size can differ from household to household. Basically, how it works is you change the serving size (let’s say 16 to 4), then the website will just change the proportions of each of the ingredients. This is so helpful because now you don’t have to do the math!
Below is a list of some Halloween treats I think is pretty cool. Let me know how they turn out if you give them a try!
- Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
- Black Halloween Punch
- Halloween Ghosties
- Halloween Fruit Apple Teeth Treats
- Candy Corn Jello Shots (grown-ups only)
- Halloween Popcorn Pumpkins
It wouldn’t be a party without some games to play! I found two really cool websites that list loads of games you can play. One is for kids and the list comes from Jamie over at Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom. Check her out! I liked numbers 2, 4, and 11 the best from her list.
The other website is games for adults. Smiffy’s listed off some good games to get your head spinning with some ideas. I personally liked number 1 the best.
Have A Virtual Halloween Party
If you want to know how to celebrate Halloween at home, one of the easiest ways to do it is to have a virtual Halloween party. How do you do that? Well, it’s simple really. First, decide on a spooky theme and tell everyone to dress up and bring their own snacks! Then you throw your party. You can play virtual games like International Monster Hunter. Or you could do a virtual tour of a haunted house like touring through Salem or the Winchester Mystery House. You can even take votes on who has the best costume. There is so much to do and now you can do pretty much anything virtually!
Easter Turned Halloween
What is that? Well, you have done Easter egg hunting before right? The same idea applies here. Hide Halloween candy around the house or in your backyard if the weather is permitting. Then, have the kids dress up and go find their candy. You should dress up so you and your kids can have a blast. Check out my list of costume ideas for adults to get that head spinning with ideas.
Create A Haunted Room
This one sounds like so much fun and I can’t wait to test it out one day. All you have to do is decorate a room (or the entire house) all spooky like. Make sure it isn’t too scary though. You don’t want to give the kids nightmares! Use fake spider webs, spooky lights, Halloween themed music, and more. Then, have your kids go through it just like they would go through a haunted house.
It’s a fun way to spend Halloween and you get to be creative too. And, they are likely to go through it more than once so it is also a great way to keep them occupied while you make dinner or while you get movie night setup. OR, you can join the fun and go through it with them!
Trick Or Treating At Home
This is one idea that I have actually done and it is loads of fun. I was in high school and my little siblings had come to visit for Halloween after Halloween was over. There were no more trick or treating events going on but we still wanted to celebrate with them. So, we got creative. We had a front and side door so we utilized that to do trick or treating at home. We told them to dress up and then we had them go from the front door to the side door over and over until our bowls of candy ran out.
I was at the front door with my mother and my sister was at the side door. Each time my little siblings went to the side door, my mother and I would quickly change into another costume before they came back to our door.
This simulated the idea of them going to different homes. It was also very exciting, challenging, and one heck of a work out to change costumes each time. The more tired we got the more candy we would give them!
If you want to know how to celebrate Halloween at home, this is the way to do it. I have come up with other ideas as you have seen above but this one is by far my favorite. I promise you will have a memory you won’t soon forget.
Let’s Talk About It!
Above were 5 Halloween ideas I came up with. If you didn’t know how to celebrate Halloween at home before, now you do. Which of the ideas above will you try this year? Let me know in the comments below!
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