Did you know that Halloween falls on a Saturday this year? That means you can have an entire day of Halloween fun in the comfort of your home. From baking some sweet treats to watching scary movies all night, it’s time to turn the spooky up and get this monster mash party started. Here are five fun things to do at home on Halloween:
1. Create a Spooky Home Vibe
Skulls, pumpkins and spiders, oh my! It is your year to go all out on Halloween decorations. Deck your home inside and out with all the creepy décor you can find – the kids will love it! Feeling crafty? You can get your hands on so many fun DIY projects on Pinterest! Try cutting Halloween shapes out of black and orange construction paper, or painting a pumpkin your favourite colour. Make ghosts out of white tissue paper, or design a creepy centrepiece. The sky really is the limit when it comes to Halloween decorations – the weirder the better!
2. Organize a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Trick or Treating may look a little different this year; instead, try making a scavenger hunt at home. Start your kids off in their Halloween costume and with a trick or treat bucket. Place Halloween-themed clues around your household for them to find – each clue is more candy in their bucket. You can even have a big prize at the end – more candy of course! You can download free printable Halloween scavenger hunt clues here.
3. Stir Up Some Spooky Sweets
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Halloween is all about treating yourself. Try something creative like these creepy brownie bites… spooky and delicious! Then, balance out your chocolate binge with bell pepper pumpkins – we love this trick for making veggies fun on Halloween. Simply de-stem the inside and cut a jack o’ lantern face on the side of the pepper. Cut up your favourite vegetables and there you have it – a spooky way to serve a healthy snack. You can find both of these recipes on Tasty.
Don’t forget about the drinks! Did you know there’s such thing as a “creepy” Shirley Temple? Yes, you read that right- this sweet and innocent mocktail can turn scary with some fun props. For the adults, turn the mocktail into a cocktail with a splash of Vodka! You find this recipe and more creepy mocktail ideas on Town & Country.
4. Make Witch’s Fluffy Slime
Your little witch or wizard will love this goop! Make purple fluffy slime with a special witch’s brew recipe. Have even more fun with it, print out the recipe and supplies list and age the paper by crumpling it up and soaking it in tea or coffee, it will look just like an old witch’s cookbook!
5. Have a Scary Movie Marathon
Grab your snacks and your slime and settle in for a family movie marathon. You can even makeshift a blanket fort to watch the movies in! Here are Activa’s top Halloween movie picks for the entire family:
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Stay safe and have fun… Happy Halloween!