HALLOWEEN 2020 PLANS: STAYING HOME

Halloween is definitely going to be different for a lot of people this year. For us Halloween has always been pretty low key and you can read my post from last year on my thoughts on trick or treating

If you love Halloween and you feel covid is spoiling your plans than I have some ideas of things you can get up to at home. There are some things we do each year and some ideas we are going to start doing featured to.


 Dress up
Just because you can't go to a party or trick or treating doesn't mean you and the kids can't have fun and dress up. So get on your costumes and have fun. We will be getting Blake dressed in his skeleton costume that still fits him from last year.

Movie marathon 
One of our favourite things to do is pop on a spooky film. Check out my list of movie ideas here I've included a mixture of child friendly films to watch as a family and also ones for adults for once the kids are in bed.

Crafts 
Pinterest is filled with fun Halloween craft ideas you can do together. If you are looking for things for kids to do by themselves than printables are a great idea to keep them busy enough to get at least through a couple of chapters of your book.

Food
Make it fun by purchasing Halloween themed treats or even baking your own. We will be ordering in pizza which is one of Blake's favourite meals too. But you could make your own together and have fun with different toppings.

Music
Compile a fun Halloween playlist to have on the background or to have a dance to. You could also use YouTube as kids would love seeing the videos too especially if it means copying the dances.

Decorate the home 
We tend to just decorate the fireplace with pumpkins and faux leaves. But why not make some decorations together or have fun decorating your home with shop brought ones.

Carve/decorate a pumpkin
We are hoping to go to a pumpkin patch next week during half term. But if you can't than head to your local supermarket and choose a pumpkin. We aren't the best at carving pumpkins so I plan on decorating one instead this year.

The most important thing you can do is have fun and make memories together.