Halloween is coming, and it is time to get creative as you look for some Halloween fun activities for the entire family. We all know Halloween this year will be a little bit different owing to the looming COVID 19 threat over us. But don't despair, use the following ideas to liven things up and keep the whole family entertained.
Play Halloween games
Because Halloween ideally falls on a weekend this year, you will have all day to celebrate the holiday with some structured games. Halloween games are a great way to add fun activities without extra costs. However, ensure you go for the games that are best for all ages, from children to adults. Some of the great game ideas for a family party include:.
- Halloween Pumpkin Hunting Game
- Monster Freeze Dance
- Old Costume Relay Race
- Halloween Feel Box
- Wrap the Mummy
- Candy Corn Relay Race
- Halloween Memory Game
- Scarecrow Relay Races
- Pin the Stem on The Pumpkin Game
Watch a scary movie
If you are looking for a classic Halloween activity for the whole family, watch a scary movie. Ideally, you should first set a spooky scene and prepare enough candy and popcorn for everyone to enjoy.
If you are watching with kids, pick movies that are scary but not traumatizing. Some great titles to check out include Goosebumps (2015), The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018), The Boxtrolls (2014), Frankenweenie (2012), Caroline (2009). Remember to get everyone to dress up for the occasion with ideal Halloween costumes.
Do some Halloween decoration
A little bit of Halloween decoration on the eve of Halloween day will go a long way to spread the holiday mood around your home. If you have kids in your home, let them help decorate balloons with adorable ghost emojis. Waking up to these balloons will help set the right mood for a perfect festive day. You can also decorate the rooms with spooky hanging paper lanterns, cobweb covers and ideal branch centerpieces. Additionally, have fun with face paint. You don't have to be an award-winning artist to paint Halloween designs on each other's faces.
Host a virtual party
If there is a great lesson that the pandemic taught us is how to host a virtual get together. Start the party by mixing a custom witch's brew mocktail or cocktail, put on your favorite costumes, and invite all your friends and family for an unforgettable Halloween Zoom or FaceTime party. While at it, ensure you get everyone to play fun games on Zoom, such as Cards Against Humanity, Bingo, Scattergories, Most Likely To…, Trivia, Name Place Animal Thing, Pictionary, Psych.
Make a spooky snack
Because it might not be practical this year to do some of the ideal traditional Halloween activities like visiting a haunted house, you can get the entire family to make a nice spread of spooky snacks. You can add some more fun by leaving a bag of snacks on your neighbor's doorsteps with a note inside to pass on. You can also create a new treat bag and ghost it on someone else. This is a great festive way to spread some socially distanced holiday cheer.
Though the COVID 19 has altered how you celebrate holidays this year, the 2020 Halloween still can be epic. The festive day falls on a Saturday, which means you can get more family members for an entire day of costumes, candy, and games. And there will be a full moon too! Spooky, isn't it? The Halloween activities discussed above features increased safety precautions and offer a great starting point for a weekend.