Quarantine doesn’t have to kill our Halloween. I plan to create a super cozy and fun Halloween at home my kids will never forget!
Ya know, this year has been more than a little crazy for all of us. Now that we’re heading into the holidays I for one am super excited to have something to look forward too. Pumpkin mayhem has begun, and even though the temps are still feeling like summer outside I am fully onboard with the fall season. This will be our first year not trick-or-treating with the kids. Instead, we are planning to create a super fun family Halloween at home filled with movies, popcorn, baking and of course lot of… CANDY!
When I was growing up my parents decided not to participate in Halloween. But they still found ways to make it super special. We always ordered pizza and had a movie marathon. I plan on doing the same with my kids, but I’ll be taking it up a notch. 😉 Penelope and Violet Mae both have fall birthdays, so between that and being a room mom for years lets just say I’ve had a lot of experience creating fun fall and Halloween parties.
To see more pictures of this mantle and my spooky Halloween decor from last year check out this post HERE.
Our plan for a fun family Halloween at home.
In a time like this when our world is turned upside down, and things are constantly being taken from us we need to stop wishing things were how they used to be and invent some new traditions.
Let’s face it, no trick or treating is a bummer for kids. A real bummer. But instead of moping on what we can’t do we need to use this time to start something totally different. The negative things about “traditions”– as lovely as they are — is that they can also limit you from experiencing new equally amazing things.
First things first..
Make the house as spooky as possible. If not for you than as your contribution to the neighborhood. We all need a reason to smile right now.
Second, dress the part.
Ya can’t have Halloween at home without at least getting dressed up a bit. I know some of you might hate dressing up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw on some “flair” as I like to call it. You know, a funny headband or some plastic fangs. We’ve been lucky enough to bribe our kids to continue with the family costume tradition, and I can’t WAIT to show you this year’s theme! Its random but I love it- ha! For some really fun ideas check out this post HERE.
If you’re going to have Halloween at home make it extra special with themed food.
I admit I’m a sucker for funny themed food. I wasn’t a room mom for nothin. By the way if you’re not following me on Instagram you’re missing out on a lot of fun.
Violet has a birthday smack dab in the middle of October. The pic below is of her Howlin’ Halloween party. The candy and food for this party was so fun, and we were able to order all of it. Check this post HERE.
If you’re kids are still sad about not getting to trick or treat you can plan some fun games or crafts (like monster slime making or pumpkin painting also in the howlin halloween post). You could also do a scavenger hunt for candy! How fun would that be? We plan to bake some fun treats (I’ll be scouring Pinterest for ideas… be sure to follow along HERE.) We might binge on all three Hotel Transylvania movies and order pizza. I think it will be fun and cozy and gosh darn it… even if the kids aren’t excited I sure am! Ha!
And don’t forget All Hollow’s Eve! You could always have a few friends over for a fun pumpkin carving party and Thriller contest. The kids could even have a mummy decorating contest. Think lots of toilet paper!
I hope this post inspires you to look at what new things you can try with your family for a fun and COZY Halloween at home!
Drop a note in the comment section below and let me know what your favorite Halloween traditions are! I’d love to hear them!