Scary-Fun Ways To Spend Your Halloween Right There In Your Home
Finally, it’s that time of the year again where you get to mark the beginning of the holiday season and the upcoming winter season. Yes, it is Halloween we are talking about.
No wonder why people are so much in love with this particular holiday. And what’s not to like- people dressing up in donning costumes, kids running around the neighborhood for trick-or-treating, festive gatherings, and best of all, getting high of those sugary treats.
But preparing for such an important holiday is definitely a huge task. From planning decorations to choosing your costumes, there’s a lot to do when it comes to Halloween celebrations, especially if you are juggling your career and household chores.
So, if you are still not set for trick and treating this year, then this article is just the right thing you need to celebrate Halloween right there in your home.
Keep scrolling through the article to learn more about some scary yet fun ways to spend this year’s Halloween.
Build haunted gingerbread houses with your kids
Gingerbread houses are often associated with Christmas and Thanksgiving, but not anymore. You can build your very own gingerbread house and take your spooky holiday a notch higher.
Plus, it is a great activity for all the members of the family to come together and spend some quality time with each other.
For this, all you need to do is use candy corns and marshmallow spider webs to transform a basic gingerbread house into a spooky and haunted abode.
Try involving your dog
You bought costumes for yourself and everyone else in your home. But did you bough one for the furry member of your family?
You’ll be surprised to know that according to a recent survey, more people, especially the millennial generation, are crazy about dressing up their pets into funny and scary costumes for Halloween.
Plus, how adorable would dog clothes look on your furry friend? You can dress him up as a scary pirate or a cute bunny. The choice is totally yours.
But there are some things you need to keep in mind while dressing up your dog for Halloween.
First of all, you need to make sure that your dog is comfortable enough in his costume. If your dog starts showing signs of anxiety or starts panicking after putting on his costume, it would be best to use a simple bandana for his Halloween look.
Also, you must not forget to put it back on on the ID tag or collar after dressing up your pooch for obvious reasons.
Just imagine how creative this year’s Halloween pictures would look with your dog stealing all the show in his pretty costume. And don’t forget to have dog-friendly treats for your pup as well.
Bring up everyone for a scary movie marathon
Having a movie marathon is a perfect option for those who want to spend their Halloween all curled up in a cozy blanket in their living room.
Plus, it is the perfect way to cap off a fun-filled night and bring everyone together.
If you really want to kickstart your Halloween Movie Marathon, you can opt for classics such as Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown. Or, if you really want to spend your night getting scared, you can consider scrolling through your Netflix suggestions.
The only thing you need to keep in mind is that if you are planning to have a scary marathon with your kids, make sure the movies are age-appropriate. You wouldn’t want them to have any crazy nightmares. Right?
In order to make your movie night even more exciting, you can switch off all the lights, leaving them on over your Halloween decorations. Oh yes, make it a rule that everyone’s eyes must be open throughout the movie for a better and thrilling experience.
Face painting competition
If you have no time to put on the Haloween makeup, organizing a face painting competition can be your ray of sunshine.
Not to mention, it is one of the best ways to keep everyone engaged and entertained throughout your party.
For this, all you need to do is have some makeup supplies for all your guests and ask them to transform each other into spooky, kooky, or hilarious characters.
The best part is that from sweet scarecrow look to marvel characters, your guests can go with literally anything they like- all they need to do is use their imagination.
Have the best treats for the ones who come up with the best face painting look.
Paint your nails too
How about we tell you that you can use this spooky holiday as an opportunity to pamper yourself.
Yes, that’s right. You can do that while your kids are out there for trick-or-treating.
The best part of this is that you will get to spend time with your girlfriends and relax.
Not to mention, you will get to break your mundane routine and embrace the holiday cheer.
So, browse the internet and find some top haunted nail designs and paint them with your girls. It’s time to show off your nails and celebrate the spooky season like a diva.
Host a craft night for all your children’s buds
What’s a better way to keeping all those little ghosts and ghouls busy all Halloween night than putting them up for a craft session?
They will not only enjoy making creepy but really cute crafts but also end up taking home a souvenir that they made from scratch at your party.
All you need to do is hit the local arts and crafts shop, bring in all the necessary supplies such as acrylic paint, and let lose the imagination in the room.
Try encouraging all the kids to make some Halloween-inspired crafts and silhouettes, and you’ll be surprised to see what they come up with. Don’t forget to reward the best one.
You can also use these crafts as your Halloween decorations and let your kids know about their creative contribution to the celebrations.
In the end
Planning for Halloween can get really messed up, especially if you already have a lot of things on your plate. So, use the Halloween tips mentioned above and celebrate the holiday without feeling burdened.