Celebrate Halloween

While some people consider Halloween one of their annual outings to hit up parties, parades, and celebrations galore, others are just not into that kind of thing. No judgement! There are so many ways to make Halloween memorable at home, so no worries if going out isn’t really your Halloween vibe. To make October 31 feel special and just as festive, try out some of these ideas that will make you the host with the most. Hint: Candy and costumes are always encouraged.

Decorate the house.

Nothing will get you more in the Halloween spirit than decking out your house in all things black, orange, and yellow. Throw in a couple of decorative pumpkins and you’re all set.

Go apple picking.


Apple picking is a staple fall activity, and there are so many places offering safe, socially distant visits to the orchard. Check out our running list of best orchards to visit across the nation, and get ready to bake some apple pie.

Play Halloween games.

two older children playing halloween bobbing for apples game

No party, no problem. All of the classic Halloween party games can be just as fun with only your family, like bobbing for apples—using all the ones you picked up from the orchard!

Go Hocus Pocus crazy!

hocus pocus pops vertical

Celebrate the holiday movie in the biggest way ever: Whip up these Hocus Pocus S’mores along with these Jell-O shots that’d surely please the Sanderson sisters. Then, find a movie-themed “ugly” Halloween sweater to wear while watching the movie. We’ll save you the legwork of searching for it, btw. It’s on Disney+.

Hand out candy from afar.

young girl dressed up for halloween

You can still hand out candy to your neighbors and maintain social distancing with genius tactics like a candy chute or slider.

Make fall crafts.

cropped image of boy stacking decoration at table during halloween party

To keep kids entertained, pick up some supplies to make themed crafts. You can make Halloween specific ones, or get prepared for Thanksgiving with some DIY activities, too.

Go “ghosting.”

smiley faces on paper bags by siblings making art at table during halloween party

Ghosting has become a popular tradition over the years, and it’s a great way to show people you’re thinking of them even if you can’t hang out in person. Here’s how it works: You make a bag of Halloween-themed goodies and leave it on a friend’s or neighbor’s doorstep with a note that encourages them to “ghost” someone else.

Paint your faces.

child applying halloween face paints

Face painting is always the most fun part of a Halloween fair, but you can easily do it at home with some safe to use paint and creativity.

Order takeout from your favorite restaurant.

ordering takeaway meal at home

Ordering takeout from your favorite restaurant can make any day an extra special occasion, and some of your favorite places are probably offering killer Halloween food deals.

Source: delish.com