Halloween may look different this year as we remain in a global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it will be any less fun.
Ghosts, ghouls, gremlins and goblins will come out to play on this very spooky night. From spooky decorations to fun games and delicious treats, Halloween at home will be filled with ghostly surprises.
While our kids are at home spending a great deal of time on their Chromebooks, Halloween can be a perfect escape from screen time to give your kids so much needed time enjoying the festive fantasies of Halloween.
Some entertaining Halloween activities to consider are decorating the door and creating an at home trick-or-treating space. Make a great first impression with your Halloween at home, with a greeting by the door. You can cover your door in black and orange paper and draw witches, ghost and goblins. Or, you use door hanger to let your visitors know that there are spooky surprises inside.
A basement, spare bedroom or living room are perfect places to decorate with creepy crawlers, orange and black crepe streamers and witch pinata. Consider hanging up some sheets to make separate haunted entrances for kids to go around and trick-or-treat.
And, of course, it’s not Halloween without sweet treats to enjoy. Why not make a papier- mâché ghostly bowl to share your candy among friends? Here is a tutorial to watch to help spark some creative ideas.
Try including some treats that provide a bit more than just a snack. A yummy Yowie Surprise-Inside chocolate that offers games and activities later on could be the ticket to keep the kiddos entertained all evening.
Have some fun creating creepy capsules. Using a little hocus-pocus, turn a Halloween colored Easter egg into something Halloween-y! Simply take a permanent marker and draw something spooky on your capsule such as a vampire, pumpkin or zombie.
Continue the fun with your decorated capsules by playing a game of ‘Guess Who’ with your spooky creations. Gather with your friends and each take turns selecting a capsule with your eyes closed and make a guess on what you have in your hands.
Here’s a twist on the tradition… fill your capsule with slime, a fake spider or gummies to play a trick-or-treat on your friends.
How to play:
Step 1. Have everyone fill their capsule with something spooky (keeping what’s inside a secret) and put them all out in a line.
Step 2. One at a time, each person will have to go through and shake the capsules and guess what’s inside.
Step 3. Write your guesses down on a piece of paper (don’t show anyone your answers), and the person with the most answers correct wins the game.
Try some scary stories or fun facts. Share a favorite fun fact or make up a spooky story. Have everyone put ideas in a pumpkin bowl and take turns sharing the fun fact or coming up with a spooky story around the word you pulled out of the pumpkin bowl.
Lastly, end the day by creating a Halloween mask. You’ll need some paper, glue, scissors, elastic, and crayons and markers. Cut out holes for your eyes and start decorating. Play a game of hide and seek in your new masks and see what characters are hiding around your house.
While Halloween at home is new to all of us, it can certainly be an exciting adventure and a Halloween you’re likely to never forget!