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Fun Stay-At-Home Halloween Ideas

October 10, 2020 6:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Fun Stay-At-Home Halloween Ideas

If you’re not inclined to have the kids involved in traditional Halloween trick-or-treating this year, there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate right in your homes in Chelsea AL. No matter the age, everyone in the family can enjoy this spooktacular holiday, right in the comfort of your own home and with candy of your choosing!

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so there’s no reason you can’t make a day of frightful fun. Let the kids wear costumes all day and plan to do some face painting. You can find some easy but impressive tutorials online to take your face painting to a whole new scary level. Just don’t forget to stock up on makeup remover while you’re buying the face paints!

Let the whole family get involved in decorating the house, inside and out. Buy some extra decorations to use, along with some craft materials to let kids make their own decorations. Craft stores are full of inexpensive materials that can help you make your own cobwebs, shadow puppets, balloon ghosts, and more. Don’t forget the paper sandwich bags, some painting and scraps of fabric and piping to let the kids make their own monster puppets.

Of course, carving pumpkins is a classic Halloween pastime. Get one for each family member to try their hand at creating their own unique Jack-o-lantern. If your kids are too young to be carving, you can let them at least draw the pattern to be carved by an adult or just let them paint or draw their own designs on the pumpkin.

Don’t forget to create some spooky sweet treats. Bake up some cupcakes or cookies that the kids can decorate with spiders and spiderweb designs or any other ideas they have. Check out Pinterest for some freaky but easy decorating ideas. You may want to create themed savory snacks, too, and have a Halloween picnic meal of an assortment of gorey goodies.

You can also hold your own Monster Mash Dance Party with a playlist of fun, spooky songs. The Ghostbuster’s theme, songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show, especially the Time Warp, Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, The Addams Family theme, and Zombie by The Cranberries are just a few of the many songs from which to choose.

Even if the kids can’t go trick-or-treating, you can get some candy and have them do a variety of tricks to earn their treats, or hide the candy around the house and let them go hunting. With multiple kids, you may want to set limits on how many pieces they’re allowed to find so that there aren’t any tears or arguments.

Finally, what’s Halloween without a spooky movie or two. Fortunately, there are a variety of films to suit all ages, from Frankenweenie to Friday the 13th, and plenty more! Streaming services currently have an extensive array of horror films on hand or you can introduce the kids to some older classics. Pop some popcorn, turn out the lights, light a few candles, and get ready to get scared!

These are just a few of the ways you can bring the Halloween spirits to your homes in Chelsea AL. Play some games like bean bag or ring toss with Halloween decorations, or play charades with a spooky theme. Read some stories or try getting your kids involved in telling their own ghost stories. With so many things to do, they probably won’t miss trick-or-treating, especially if they still get some candy and sweet treats to enjoy.

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