Boo! Did we scare you? Well, what if we told you that trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic is a high-risk activity? Don’t worry, though; there are plenty of frighteningly fun ways to celebrate Halloween at home with your family or even by yourself!

It’s not every year that All Hallows’ Eve falls on a Saturday night, but there’s another reason this autumn holiday promises to be extra special despite social distancing regulations. This article tells us we’ll be turning our clocks back the next morning, meaning we get an extra hour to celebrate!

Sadly, many traditional festivities will have to be modified or avoided altogether. According to the CDC, crowded indoor costume parties, haunted houses, and door-to-door trick-or-treating are all likely to promote the spread of COVID-19. While some sources suggest alternative methods to distribute candy, such as this article, many of these ideas require a lot of extra effort and are not entirely without risk of infection.

If you’re opting to stay home on Halloween, you can still make some magical memories. In this post, we’re going to give you some terrifyingly terrific ideas to celebrate a socially distanced All Hallows’ Eve. If you missed our last blog post, you can read it here. Once you’re all caught up, take a look below to find the best ways to (safely) have a Happy Halloween!

Assemble Halloween Treat Bags

If your kids are disappointed about staying home on October 31st, this spooky surprise is guaranteed to cheer them up. Decorate Halloween treat bags and fill them with candy, toys, and other ghostly goodies. You can find creative snacks and DIY party favors for both kids and grown-ups in this article.

Brew a Cauldron of Homemade Apple Cider 

Don’t try bobbing for apples in this piping hot beverage! Nothing says fall like the sweet and spicy flavors of homemade apple cider, which makes it the perfect cozy drink for your at-home All Hallows’ Eve. Stir up a batch with this easy-to-follow recipe

Get Creative with Pumpkin Crafts 

Pumpkin carving is one of Halloween’s most time-honored traditions. According to the CDC, it’s also a safe way to celebrate the spookiest night of the year without leaving your kitchen. If you’re looking for a slightly less messy alternative this year, you’ll love these unique pumpkin crafts that don’t require carving tools.  

Transform Your Dining Room Table

One upside to spending Halloween at home is that you finally have a reason to put as much effort into your indoor decorations as you do into your front lawn. That includes laying a spooky dinner table fit for a frightening feast! Get inspired by these table settings

Plan a Macabre Menu 

The first rule of Halloween is that nothing is what it appears to be. Friends look like fiends, houses look haunted, and a gourmet meal looks gruesome! Check out these terrifying yet tasty recipes for a family dinner your little monsters will be excited to eat. 

Turn Halloween Candy into Decadent Desserts

You don’t have to go trick-or-treating to get candy, but buying it for yourself takes some of the excitement out of it. Here’s a safe, alternative activity that’s tons of fun and twice as sweet! Put a spooky spin on your favorite baked treats by adding candy into the mix! Check out the irresistible recipes in this article.

Serve Creepy Cocktails 

Grown-ups deserve a spooky treat on Halloween, too! If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate with the adults in your house, why not propose a ghostly toast with one of these unique cocktail recipes?

Have a Monster Movie Night

Nothing gets you in the Halloween spirit like a classic horror movie. You can even take advantage of the extra hour we’ll be getting when we turn the clocks back and make it a double-feature! Here’s a great list of pleasantly spooky films the whole family can enjoy.

Swap Ghost Stories Around a Campfire

Everyone knows that the best way to listen to a ghost story is gathered around a roaring campfire. Grab some blankets and head to the backyard for an evening of terrifying tales. Oh, and did we mention there’s going to be a full moon overhead? You can learn more about why this is significant in this article.

Take Plenty of Pictures!

Now that you have a few ideas to make this Halloween one to remember, make sure you capture the highlights on camera! Take pictures of your costumes, decorations, and activities so you can share them with friends and family that couldn’t be there in person. If there’s a special moment you don’t want to forget, let ArtPix 3D transform it into a 3D crystal engraving so realistic, you’ll have a hard time believing it’s not magic! 

We hope this post gave you some terrifyingly creative ideas for celebrating a fun-filled Halloween at home. If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can check out the rest of our blog here. Want to get a magical deal on our personalized products? Visit our shop for up to 30% off select items!