How to celebrate Halloween at home

Whether you are planning a Halloween party at home for your kids, throwing a bash for adults or just want to make sure your home looks the part for October 31st and the days leading up to it, here’s the Party Pieces guide to celebrating Halloween at home in a grand and ghoulish fashion. It’s packed with ideas for games, decorations, trick of treating and plenty more besides. Read on, if you dare…

Halloween game ideas

Games are essential for Halloween celebrations, and one of the easiest and most traditional ones to play at home is bobbing for apples. Put a load of apples in a bucket of water and then players take it in turns trying to grab one with just their mouths, and with their hands held firmly behind their backs!

A treasure hunt around the home or garden for homemade eyeballs (use ping pong balls) is another option, or you could let your kids get messy by hiding the eyeballs in slime or spaghetti for them to find while blindfolded.

Other options include adapting Pin the Tail on the Donkey to Pin the Nose on the Witch – get your kids to create a witch poster and nose for this. Young children will enjoy playing Halloween versions of popular party games: try musical chairs with appropriate tunes such as Monster Mash, Thriller and the Addams Family theme.


Halloween Activities

Pumpkin carving and decorating ideas

You can’t do Halloween without a pumpkin or two. Helping kids carve one is a fun activity to get stuck into. Once you’ve cut out the face for your pumpkin with a carving set, get the little ones to cover it in glitter and stickers. Painting pumpkins is another fun way to make your Jack O’Lanterns stand out on your street. The main thing is to let their creativity run wild! For more DIY Halloween decoration tips, ideas and inspo, read our blog here.

Outdoor Halloween decoration ideas

Trick or Treating is, of course, the quintessential Halloween activity, so festoon your front door, path and garden with decorations worthy of a haunted house to spook any little monsters that come knocking. Decorate your windows with these Bat Stickers or place a Giant Spider's Web on your front garden for maximum impact!

Halloween Decorations

Indoor Halloween decoration ideas

When it comes to Halloween at home, it’s not just about the decorations on your front door, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts too. So go full house of horrors with an array of balloons, garlands and hanging decorations from our Halloween collection. Highlights include a Black Light Up Tree, Hanging Skeleton DecorationHoneycomb Spider Decoration and Light Up Bat Bunting.

For your balloons, this amazing Halloween Balloon Arch, Cobweb Balloons and Blood Print Balloons will all put the frighteners on your guests.

Halloween Dressing Up

Halloween is a great excuse to get dressed up, so have a box of easy accessories at hand for your family and guests. We’ve got witches' hats, bat wing hairband and a sequin pumpkin mask, plus a variety of non-Halloween specific themed outfits.

Creepy Halloween food ideas

Prepping your home-based Halloween celebration will almost certainly involve putting on a spread. This is another excellent chance for you to do a hands-on activity with your children. You might struggle to get them to try any pumpkin soup you make with the remnants of the carving session, but the sweet treats we recommend in our Halloween party food blog will be extremely popular. The Spooky Ghost Muffins and Menacing Monster Cookies are a must! Serve drinks in these macabre Blood Pouches and make this Coffin & Zombie Arms Donut Stand a centrepiece for your party table.

Film fright night

Film night is always a guaranteed winner for a stay-at-home party. Pick a family friendly movie to settle down in front of. Our favourites are Hotel Transylvania 4, the adaptation of Room on a Broom or an all-time classic, ET (Amazon Prime) is the one to choose, and older kids will absolutely love the original Ghostbusters. 


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