How to celebrate Halloween at home
Posted on October 01 2020
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Halloween 2020 is shaping up to be different to the usual fright fest due to restrictions related to coronavirus. Despite the fact that big parties may well be off the agenda, it’s still more than possible to celebrate Halloween at home with your family. So, here’s the Party Pieces guide to doing just that, with ideas for games, decorations, trick of treating alternatives and plenty more besides…
Halloween game ideas
Games are essential for Halloween celebrations, and one of the easiest and most traditional ones to play 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 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. You could also adapt Pin the Tail on the Donkey to Pin the nose on the Witch or get a pumpkin piñata to guarantee a smashing time. 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.
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, get the little ones to paint it, cover it in glitter and plaster it with stickers. The main thing is to let their creativity run wild.
Outdoor Halloween decoration ideas
Indoor Halloween decoration ideas
Turning the inside of your home into a house of horrors is also a must. For starters, go for a bunting and balloons party set, a bat gauze drape for staircases and ghost hanging decorations. Explore our full range of Halloween decorations here.