Halloween is going to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun. Trick or treat in your own home. Host your own costume contests. The possibilities are endless for a unique holiday you’ll remember for years to come. Need a few ideas to get started? Look no further.
Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating? Because they have no-body to go with.
Just because you might not be visiting your neighbors this year, doesn’t mean you can’t go trick-or-treating. Here are a few options that can help you keep the tradition alive at home.
Hide-and-Seek: Treat trick-or-treating like an Easter egg hunt by hiding candy around your home for your kids to find.
Door-to-Door: Set up shop in different rooms of your house and roleplay as neighbors while your kids travel from doorway to doorway.
How much candy is too much candy? We don’t have the answer, but we do have a few healthy Halloween snacks to balance out all that sugar. You won’t need your cauldron to cook up these healthy snacks, just a quick stop at the ghost-ery store.
- Create ghost bananas by placing chocolate chip (or raisin) eyeballs and mouths on peeled bananas.
- Stick a small piece of celery in the center of a peeled orange to create mini, edible pumpkins.
- Pretend like you’re pumpkin carving and cut a scary face into a bell pepper.
Tip: Use your BETTER LIFE Produce Wash to keep your snacks clean and film-free.
Don’t settle for a basic family costume party. Get your creativity juices flowing and turn your costume party into a game. First, write down all of your favorite costume ideas and put them into a bowl. Then, take turns picking one idea at a time.
For each costume, set a timer for 15 minutes. All players must find things around the house to create their best costume before time runs out. When everyone has created their costume, take a vote on whose costume is the best.
Some costume ideas to get you started: Vampire, Pirate, Mummy, Superhero, Witch
Want to keep Halloween low-key? Find a kid-friendly Halloween movie and set the scene. Create a blanket fort, grab your flashlights and chow down on some of those spooky snacks.
Have fun with some Halloween crafts, carve pumpkins, and take lots of photos. Halloween may look different this year but you’ll want to remember it.