No, Halloween is not cancelled in 2020. Even though it seems like the world is not up for a Halloween celebration with restrictions on public gatherings and events still in place, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the spookiest time of the year like you always have — you just have to be a little more creative this time. Keep scrolling and see a few of our favorite ideas for a safe Halloween at home.
Have a family halloween party
Who says you can’t party with your family? Wear your scariest or funniest costumes and dance to your favorite party tunes! You can set up a feast inside your house or your yard. Plus, decorating the area with spooky Halloween decor can be a fun bonding activity for you and your loved ones.
Make spooky cookies
Bake cookies and decorate them for Halloween with some food coloring and cat, ghost, or pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters. Let the kids go crazy with colorful toppings once the cookies have cooled.
Prepare a Halloween-themed dinner
To kick it up a notch, prepare an entire dinner fit for the holiday. Make a Halloween-themed cake, candy apples with gummy worms on top, and Jack-O’-Lantern stuffed peppers filled with rice and your choice of meat. You can find these recipes and more online.
Go trick-or-treating indoors
You can’t send your kids out to go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it at all. Give your kids their buckets and task them to find the candies (or other treats!) you’ve hidden all over the house. You can even add your own challenges to make it even more exciting.
Make Halloween cocktails
While the kids are having fun on their scavenger hunt, serve Halloween-themed cocktails to the adults in the house. You can search for recipes online or just get creative with the drinks everyone’s already familiar with, like the Bloody Mary. Simply replace the usual garnish with googly-eye candies or rubber spiders to give it a Halloween makeover.
Do a horror movie marathon
Halloween just isn’t complete without having a good ol’ horror movie marathon. Pick your favorite scary movies and watch them back-to-back while cuddling up on the couch with snacks and some drinks.
Play Halloween games
Play classic party games as is or give them a Halloween twist. For example, play charades using popular horror movies, characters, and catchphrases written onto a bunch of index cards. Or simply get a tub of water and apples and play bobbing for apples!
Tell scary stories
Dim the lights, gather in a circle, and take turns scaring one another with your best ghost stories. You can also invite friends and family members to join in on the fun via video call. Prepare for a night of screaming and laughter!