Halloween may look different this year but it can still be fun. Try these fun ideas for things to do at home on Halloween to keep Halloween safe and fun!
Halloween is canceled, that’s what I keep seeing in social media posts and as titles of articles. I disagree though! Halloween isn’t canceled just some of the events we are used to.
The CDC has warned that trick-or-treating is high risk and safe houses are out most places as well. This can leave us all feeling pretty down and may have you believing the lie that Halloween is canceled.
This doesn’t have to be the case, we just need to be creative. That’s one positive of 2020 it’s teaching us all to be more creative. I love all the fun things I’ve seen people doing to stay connected. It’s really amazing to see people come together with new ideas.
For Halloween, we can still have spooky fun and eat lots of Halloween candy, even if we have to do so at home. I’ve been talking to people about their plans and I’ve found some really fun ideas that are safe.
Personally we are watching lots of Halloween movies, I decorated the house including a Halloween tree, and we are planning a virtual Halloween party with friends. Honestly, I think we are celebrating Halloween even more than usual this year.
Look over these Halloween ideas and ask your family which they like the best. Pick a couple of things and go all out this year! Hopefully, we can all look back at this time and think of some of the good memories we made and not just the stress.
Things to Do At Home on Halloween
Halloween Candy Hunt
You can even fill some eggs and drop them off at friends’ houses so they can have their own hunts as well. Take photos to share with each other to feel more connected during the fun.
Murder Mystery Night
A murder mystery night is great for older kids or even adults. It’s a really easy idea because you can get a Hunt A Killer box and everything is done for you.
Just get out your box and a dry easer board or some notebooks and start solving. You’ll have hours of fun! You can even get a few boxes to keep the fun going all month long.
Halloween Movie Night
There are a lot of great Halloween movies streaming right now on all of the different streaming services. You can find the perfect movie for your family or maybe a family-friendly movie for earlier in the evening and after the kids go to bed you can watch a scary movie for a bit of a date night.
Make it even more fun with a Halloween movie-themed snack! And if you want to keep the fun going all month be sure to download the Halloween movie printable to track the movies you want to watch.
Halloween Themed Dinner
Decorate your kitchen or dining room and make a fun Halloween themed meal. There are so many wonderful recipes out there for Halloween dishes. Pick a few of your favorites and create a fun Halloween buffet.
Make it even more fun and tell everyone to wear their costumes to dinner!
Another idea you can steal from Easter is a Halloween Basket. Fill a basket or box with fun Halloween goodies. You can include things like candy, a Halloween movie, activity books, Halloween books, and other fun goodies.
This may even become a new family tradition. On years where you are trick-or-treating just skip the candy and put in healthier snacks or stick to non-food items.
Virtual Halloween Party
A fun idea for all ages is a virtual Halloween party. Invite everyone to put on their customs and hop on Zoom for some festive fun.
Have everyone make a fun treat ahead of time or if you live in the same area and can do so safely drop off snacks on everyone’s porches.
If it’s an adult party have a fun cocktail everyone can make to enjoy together during the party. Just be sure to send any recipes ahead of time so everyone can get their ingredients.
You can have costume contests, Zoom background contest, everyone can decorate cookies while on the call and vote on their favorites, you can even watch a Halloween movie together. Get creative and have fun!
It’s easy to be sad about fun plans being canceled but we are all in this together and if we are creative we can still celebrate holidays and have a lot of fun.
If you are looking for more ideas be sure to check out the Facebook group Ideas for Staying Safe and Sane. It’s a group for those wanting to do their part to slow the spread and find a community that is doing the same thing.