Following in the footsteps of most holidays this year, Halloween celebrations will be unique compared to previous years. Classic festivities, like visiting haunted houses or walking the neighborhood to trick-or-treat might not be feasible, but, luckily, there are plenty of spooktacular ways to celebrate safely at home!
In fact, this could be the best, most creative Halloween yet! Because the spookiest day of the year falls on a Saturday, the entire day can be devoted to a wickedly good time at home. If you need help planning a day full of fun and mystery, check out some kid-friendly suggestions below.
Carve or Paint Pumpkins
This classic fall pastime might seem like a no brainer, but it’s quintessential to a magical Halloween! Be sure to grab a pumpkin for each family member and let your creativity soar.
Watch Scary Movies
No matter what your favorite is, queuing up your family’s favorite Halloween-themed movies or shows is a surefire way to get in the spirit! If you’re hoping to get out of the house, check and see if any local drive-ins are hosting any festive movie nights.
Decorate Your House
Even if you don’t typically go crazy with Halloween decorations, this is the year to deck out your house and create your own haunted mansion. Remember, a little goes a long way.
Host a Virtual Party
Invite some of your closest pals to an online celebration. After all, by now you’re probably a pro at celebrating events virtually! Now is the perfect time to show decorated pumpkins or a creative costume! If you’re up for some friendly competition, have your guests vote for a favorite!
Plan Halloween Activities
Games aren’t just for kids! If you’re having a small group over, try apple bobbing, cornhole or tarot card reading.
Make Festive Treats
Candy is typically the food associated with fright night, but there are certainly more spooky snacks! Because we’re home, this is the perfect year to be imaginative in the kitchen – try decorating ghost-shaped cookies, making marshmallow spiders or baking pumpkin patch brownies.
Do the Monster Mash
Set the mood with some tunes! Create your own playlist or listen to a Halloween-inspired playlist provided by most large streaming services.
Plan a Scavenger Hunt
Even if traditional trick or treating is off the table, the kids can still enjoy collecting treats! Try hiding candy or other prizes throughout your home or yard.
Now that you’re armed with tips, we hope you enjoy a fun and mysterious Halloween. What bewitching activities are you most excited for? Let us know in a comment below!