Austin, TX – Stay safe and celebrate Halloween at home! This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday meaning a full day of fun and festivities. Leave the traditional Halloween activities in the past, we’ve curated a list of ways to safely celebrate Halloween in 2020.
Decorate Your Home
Get in the Halloween spirit by decorating the inside and outside of your home. Go the extra mile this year with indoor decore to make your at-home Halloween that much more enjoyable!
Get Dressed Up
Don’t let staying home stop you from getting dressed up! Order your favorite costumes and get your infamous Halloween pictures with your decorated home as the perfect backdrop!
Pumpkin Carving & Painting
Have fun and get creative with pumpkin carving and painting! Use online pumpkin carving stencils to turn your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern, lighting up the porch for all to see. Turn your pumpkin into an instant masterpiece with painting! Painting pumpkins is a great way to avoid the hassle of cleaning out your pumpkins for carving. The best part of painting pumpkins is having the opportunity to decorate according to your style, interest, and color pallet.
Halloween Themed Games
Bring the Fall festival to your home or backyard with new and traditional games. Go bobbing for apples, play cornhole, race to the finish line in a sack race, or find an eyeball in a haystack. There are endless Fall and Halloween themed games that can be played at home!
Get Creative With Candy
Skip the door to door trick or treating and find creative ways at home to enjoy the sweetest part of Halloween. Here are a few fun ways to keep candy part of the holiday tradition even at home:
- Set up a candy bar
- Get a Halloween themed piñata
- Make candy the prize for winning games
- Hide small bags of candy around the house and yard and have the kids(and adults) go hunting
Make Creepy Drinks and Bites
Food and drinks are no exception when it comes to getting in the Halloween spirit! Break out the cauldron and brew up a festive mocktail or cocktail! Make baked goods like mummy cupcakes or creepy entrees like spaghetti and eyeballs(meatballs). Have fun in the kitchen and don’t worry if your creations look more like reality than Pinterest.
Tell Stories Around the Fire
Utilize your fire pit or fireplace if you have one! Once it gets dark, gather around the fire for a scary tale. Freak out your family and friends with tales about the Wolf Girl, Axe Murder Hollow, or the Rustling Corn. Get cozy and add festive blankets and s’ mores to the scene.
Watch A Scary Movie
Cuddle up on the couch or in bed and the night with your favorite Halloween movie. Watch a light-hearted movie like Disney’s Hocus Pocus or go full-on scary with a holiday classic like The Shining!