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Oct 29, 2020

7 Halloween Activities Your Family Can Enjoy at Home

Get Creative This Halloween and Celebrate the Spooky Season at Home

With COVID-19 still prevalent, Halloween will probably look a little different for most of us this year. While not every community is putting the kibosh on trick-or-treating, you may still be eager to keep the kids home for your own germ-free celebration. Or maybe you’re just looking for some themed evening activities to enjoy as a family! Here are some Halloween-inspired activities your family can enjoy at home:


Halloween Movie Marathon

Break out the popcorn maker and have a Halloween-themed movie marathon! If you have children, make the evening even more memorable by encouraging them to dress up in their costumes. Some Halloween family favorites include “Hocus Pocus,” “The Addams Family,” “Toy Story of Terror,” “Casper,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Halloweentown” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”


Bake a Halloween-Inspired Treat

Celebrate the spooky season in the kitchen! While trick-or-treating may be out, you and your family can put together some spooktacular treats and drop them off to neighbors, family members and friends. Think of it as reverse trick-or-treating. Of course, be sure to also leave some for yourselves. In need of some inspiration? Check out this list of easy Halloween desserts for kids by Eating on a Dime.


Go “Ghosting”

Similar to distributing baked goods, make up treat bags full of Halloween goodies and surprises and leave them on friends’ doorsteps (called “ghosting” by some) with instructions that encourage them to “ghost” someone else. Use paper bags and encourage your kids to decorate them with markers, glitter and stickers.


Carve Pumpkins

Is it even Halloween if you don’t carve a jack-o-lantern? If you’re planning on keeping the kids home this Halloween, save your pumpkin carving until Halloween night. Consider also getting some small pumpkins for them to paint on and make a night of it.


Make a Halloween Craft

Crafts are a fun way to celebrate any occasion. Prior to Halloween night, stock up on craft supplies and snacks. Play Halloween music while you and your family have fun making crafts together. Make Halloween even more of an event by doing a new craft every night leading up to All Hallows’ Eve. For Halloween craft ideas you can make as a family, visit Good Housekeeping here. And to download printable Halloween masks your kids can color in and decorate, click here.


Have a Virtual Halloween Party

Connect with family members and friends by having a virtual Halloween party. This can be a great way to spend the holiday with family members who live far away and make for a memorable experience. Take time during the “party” to show off everyone’s costumes and share what treats (or cocktails) you’re enjoying during your night at home. 


Decorate Your Home

Things will feel much more festive and fun if you decorate your home for the occasion. Go wild and deck out both the inside and outside of your abode. While store-bought decor is all fine and well, it’s even more fun to make your own. Click on the button below for 10 Budget-Friendly DIY Halloween Decor Ideas and get creative.