Halloween 2020 is going to be a particularly terrifying holiday for many reasons! Due to the current circumstances, which we are sure you do not need further explanation on, we’re going to have to get a little creative when it comes to celebrating Halloween...at home.
Huge hall parties and trick or treating are off limits this festive holiday. However, it's not all doom and gloom. We’ve been thinking long and hard about how we can still make the most of the spooky season and keep our little terrors occupied. Here are some fun ways to spend Halloween at home.
Every good Halloween party starts with some seriously spooky party decorations. If you have a crafty touch you can choose to make your own decorations or simply pick up some from your local shops. Remember the golden rule; you can never have too many decorations!
Get into the spirit
Just because we’re not venturing outside this year, doesn’t mean that you can’t still get dressed up. After all, masks are compulsory right? Have some fun with face paints and encourage everyone in your family to get in the spirit and don their best scary costume. Why not make it a best-dressed competition? Make your own costume from things lying around the house and the best one wins a prize.
Halloween party games
Now that you’re looking the part it’s time to have some Halloween fun. Trick or treating might be off the cards this year but there are plenty more spooky activities to keep the little ones occupied.
A classic Halloween ritual by any standards. You can easily pick up a pumpkin carving kit from most supermarkets or craft stores at this time of year. Use a marker pen to outline your funky faces on the pumpkin then start carving. For the creatives ones, we definitely recommend checking out Pinterest for some design inspiration.
Organise a Halloween themed scavenger hunt in and around your house and even the garden. Simply give the kids something to search for and collect and whoever finds the most wins. Or, if they are a little older, encourage everyone to work together by using Halloween themed riddles to guide them around the house and eventually to a final prize. This one might need a little more prep time but it would certainly be a lot of fun!
Dookin' for Apples
Another Halloween tradition. Dookin' for apples is a really fun activity for younger ones and all you need is a basin of water and plenty of towels!
If you have a larger household, or kids of various age ranges, then a Halloween quiz could be a really fun family activity. You can assign someone the ‘quiz master’ and even divide into teams to up the competitive spirit. Browse on the wonderful world of Google and you’ll find plenty of pre-made quizzes complete with answers, so you don’t have to worry about starting from scratch.
Take your quiz one step further and get more of your family and friends involved by hosting your quiz over zoom!
After all of the fun and games, you’ll want to make sure that you’re fully stocked up with some spooky snacks for after. You can pick up some fun party snacks at your local shop. Or, have a go at making some of your own. Hey! You can even customise your store bought cakes with some Halloween cake toppers - we won’t tell!
Decorating cupcakes or biscuits with icing and using some Halloween themed cookie cutters can also be a fun activity to do with the whole family.
Finally, finish off your Halloween at home with a film all cuddled up on the coach. Here are some of our top picks of some family-friendly Halloween films.
- Hocus Pocus
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Hotel Transylvania
- The Addams Family
Let us know how you plan on spending your Halloween 2020!
Quince & Cook x