I keep seeing posts talking about cancelling Halloween (and Christmas) because of Covid, if you need going out and shopping to make these worthwhile for you then that’s a real shame. For the rest of us, how about some Quarantine Halloween ideas? Let’s make a plan, 13 ways to make it fun and spooky while we stay at home this Halloween.
This feature will span several blog posts, each one looking at the options on our list. Here are 13 fun ways to celebrate Halloween, from the comfort of your own home.
Candy Hunt – so you can’t go out trick or treating? How about a candy hunt? They could find sweets, or they could reach in and pull out a spooky surprise!
Movie Night – And it doesn’t have to be scary stories, with a large range of horror, thriller, romance and kids films based around Halloween, you can get in the right mood, whatever your tastes (image taken from Zombieland).
Board Games – Now this might seem like an odd one, but board games come in all shapes and sizes, featuring diseases, zombies and aliens, you can have a great time playing your monster themed games.
Costume Making – Just because you can’t go round the bars, or descend upon a Halloween party, doesn’t mean you can’t dress up. Save money and have some fun making your own costumes.
Decoration making – We’re not talking just pumpkins, how about wall hangings? Window decorations or creepy china dolls, the choices are endless.
Story Telling – ever sit round a fire and tell scary stories? Light up that BBQ or turn on your Firestick screen saver and gather round, we’ve got some great stories to share.
Baking – Halloween treats are always fun, have yourself a mini party with your family, make treats together, why not combine this with option 2? Settle down in front of your movie of choice and enjoy your own home made treats (picture of Zombie cake in Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies Cookbook).
Video Games – There are a lot more options here than you would think, what about Animal Crossing or Minecraft where you can create your own Halloween feel? Or maybe you prefer to be scared by your games, with one of the many 5 Nights At Freddies games, or maybe a little Resident Evil… (image taken from Walking Dead mobile game)
Piñata – if a candy hunt isn’t your kids sort of thing, grab yourself a pinata and fill it up, it will wear the kids out whether they’re big or small, and they’ll have earnt those sweets.
Scary Stories – there are plenty of ways you can do this, listen with audiobooks or read one by yourself, this is a great one if you’re looking for something quiet, snuggle up under your blanket and immerse yourself in your favourite scary stories.
Make your own games up – whether it’s a simple hide and spook game, or more like mini fun fair games, you can create a lot of fun. Don’t forget good old apple bobbing.
Have a mini disco – make a playlist of your favourites spooky songs or check places like Youtube and Spotify for pre-made halloween playlists, then in your best get up possible, dance the night away.
Vegetable carving – I was going to put this under decoration making but let’s be honest, it deserves more than that. What can you carve? Does it have to be a pumpkin? Definitely not! Why not go old school and Halloween up a turnip 😉
As we have a go at these we will try to share our efforts with you, either here or via Twitter/Tumblr, make sure to keep an eye out.