10 Creative Ideas to Celebrate Halloween at Home
It’s that time of year – when old dress-up clothes make a comeback, shopping trolleys are filled with sweets and pumpkins are suddenly the best-selling veggies of all time. It’s the time of year when a cobweb-covered house is socially acceptable. That’s right, Halloween is here! From unique ideas to crazy costumes, if you’re looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween, check out these 10 creative (and spooky) ideas that the whole family will enjoy.
- host an outdoor scary movie marathon, build an outdoor movie theater, and screen the scariest movies for your audience. Why not set the scene for a Bloody Halloween feast?
- go camping and tell ghost stories and make it as creepy as you dare; set up a tent in the safety of your backyard and have the kids huddle around a witch’s cauldron to cast spells. Or head to a remote camping spot with your creepiest story and prepare to drive each other crazy. Random animal noises and moonlight make this a surefire way to create your own Blair Witch project.
- Make your own pumpkin lights out of pumpkins, or make your Halloween decorations tropical by carving out some pineapples! Keep it safe and fill it with LED lights or small flameless. If carving isn’t your strong point, paint or glue over some creepy features. If you’re going for a sleek look, try painting small pumpkins in muted colors or dipping the base in gold glitter.
- set up a ghost train in your hallway, darkness is a must for a scary ghost train experience, then play with flashing lights, creepy (fake) crawls, haunted voices and cruel unidentified furry creatures and slime. No corridors? Try a spare room or closet (bonus treat for those who can stay the longest!)
- how about involving the whole family in the dress up? Try a theme for the entire family that involves the pet. Imagine the dog in a black skeleton outfit. That’s right, a mini skeleton running around your garden!
- put a tape recorder or baby monitor in the jack-o-lantern, the pumpkin is alive! This also applies when placed in any Halloween prop.
- add the apple wobble tradition and if filling the bucket and dipping the head in water isn’t as appealing, go through the center of the apples, tie them to the washing line and then bite them off with your hands tied behind your back. Spare apples? Make toffee apples for a snack.
- make clothing out of everyday items Think of clothes you already own that can be turned into something magical with some clever and inexpensive twists. That striped t-shirt, vintage old-fashioned mirrors and $2 stage makeup set?
- Make a Halloween PIATA, ARACHNOPHOBIA style, and instead of treats, make a Halloween black spider piata filled with hundreds of little toy spiders. Maybe make another filled with treats to avoid total disappointment.
- For instant cinematic effects, get some dry ice, fill a boat with some tabletop fog, or try it outdoors for a super spooky yard.