Ways to celebrate Halloween at home
When you think of Halloween festivities, memories of trick-or-treating with your friends or visiting the nearest Instagram-worthy pumpkin patch on a crisp autumn day spring to mind. However, these iconic Halloween moments aren’t the only way to celebrate. Try one (or more) of these ideas for garden games or alternative carving options to make your Halloween at home even more fun.
Decorate your home
Who said Halloween had to stay outdoors? Bring the fun inside with devilish decorations. Whether you keep the spooky decor to a minimum or give your home a complete Halloween makeover is completely up to you. For more tips and tricks, head to our blog post on DIY decorations for Halloween. Most can be made from everyday household objects too.
Just because a house party might be a no-go for this year’s Halloween, doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to celebrate. Our suggestion? The ‘Afterlife’ tea. Stop hearts with shock-olate cupcakes that are to die fo., but keep your eyes peeled for any marshmallow eyeballs or fingers sandwiches trying to escape! With our latest platters and more, now available on the Entertain shop, you can be spooky and sophisticated too.
A more home-based alternative to the traditional trick or treat is the Halloween hunt. Much like the Easter egg hunt, you can hide sweet treats or toys in your back garden for your kids to scavenge. This game is great for a daytime delight or after dusk, if you like the added drama of using torches to aid your search. This game also means that your child won’t have to go without wearing that fancy dress outfit they’ve been dying to wear all year.
Monster movie night
If sharing stories isn’t your thing, try having a monster movie night to get your goosebumps rising. Turn off the lights, make a buttery batch of popcorn and settle on the sofa to enjoy some teen screams. Plus, there are plenty of animated films with Halloween themes, if you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fright flick.
Think pumpkins are overrated? Why not break tradition this Halloween by skipping the pumpkin pile and surveying the rest of the produce section. There are plenty of options for creative carving. Pineapples, squash, peppers, melons, courgettes and more are all waiting to have their scary side brought out. Why should pumpkins have all the fun?
1.0 Sharing spooky stories
2.0 Mummify yourself
3.0 Digging for eyeballs
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