This is the guide for all of those who wish to stay home and healthy while still celebrating Halloween whether it be with your friends, family and/or kiddos!
I know during COVID how crazy some of us are going since trick-o-treating has been frowned upon/cancelled/not suggested. Jessamine Co. Kentucky cancelled their ‘Treats on Main’, however, kept the door-to-door festivities going. Legally they cannot cancel or make it illegal to still go trick-o-treating though, I know some of us do not want to risk it and practice the unofficial Holiday at home. Well this is the ultimate guide for you if that pertains to you! Even if you plan on going door-to-door, these are some activities everyone can do and enjoy! At the end I will also share tips on passing out candy during this Holiday intertwined with the pandemic.
TOP 10 Healthy at Home Halloween Celebration Ideas:
1) Carve Some Pumpkins!
Pumpkin Carving kits are easy to find, I got mine at Kroger but of course you can just use simple materials such as a knife and a big spoon to help you get the pumpkin’s insides scooped out to carve! I absolutely adore this activity because it isn’t just fun as children; I still enjoy pumpkin carving like I did as a young child!
2) Exchange “Boo” Boxes with Others!
This one is a fun one! So I am in many Facebook groups and just so happen to also be apart of a Fall & Halloween lovers group as well as the many other groups I am in. So I did not come up with this myself, I found this idea on said group! Someone wrote something on the lines of, “I am looking for a boo box buddy/pen pal who would like to ship each other a box containing Fall and Halloween goodies!”, I definitely took them up on their offer. I ended up sending 5 total boo boxes. Overall this was so fun and I recommend others to do it if they also enjoy this season!
3) Dress Up Anyway at Home!
Dress up anyway! Halloween is too fun and life is too short to miss out on dressing up! I have heard from some people they aren’t dressing up this year but why? For many years dressing up for Halloween has been a tradition (for many) and it has also been used as self expression. People often express themselves dressing up by dressing as their idols, career paths, their favourite characters from books and movies, and etc. One of my favourite costume expressions are those from different eras though, some misinterpret the era they were going for. So don’t skip this year, dressing up is too fun to skip!
4) Bake & Decorate!
Hocus Pocus Buns (Easy | 20 min)
- Pillsbury Croissant Dough
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- Ground Cinnamon
How to Make: Roll the dough in a ball, then rip a spot to shove the marshmallow in (LOL), close the dough and make into a finer ball. Dip in melted butter, then dip in sugar, then roll it around in the cinnamon as long as you want then place on a cookie sheet. Takes about 10 minutes max to bake. They call them hocus pocus buns because the marshmallow disappears! This is a tasty and inexpensive treat to make! 11/10 recommend.
Easy Cupcakes (EASY | 35 min.)
- Cupcake Mix
- Vanilla Extract
- Edible Decoration you Bought from Kroger/Walmart
- Cupcake Cups
- Cupcake Baking Pan
How to create: Mix the cake mix with what you need to (directions should be on back of the box) then add some Vanilla Extract to make it taste a little more homemade. I usually put a pinch of the extract in mine. Then mix again. Now, pour the cake into the cups in the cupcake pan. Now bake for approx. 17-21 minutes unless done before then. Take them out of the oven, let cool for about 25 min. Add the frosting to the cupcakes once cooled. then sprinkle some Halloween-ish sprinkles. Then add a cute Halloween edible decoration on top and begin to serve!
Yeah, my recipes are kind of satire, but let’s be honest, I am not a cook or a baker. I figured I would give you all some easy ones that I have done myself! Now the Hocus Pocus Buns, they are actually sooooo good.
5) Host a Halloween Treasure Hunt with the Kiddos
This would be so fun for kiddos! You know how on Easter they look for eggs and they have candy in them? Do it for Halloween! Make up your own rules! Hide the candy in pumpkin like eggs, make them find a “special” painted pumpkin for money or whatnot! You can have an indoor treasure hunt or do it outside! This is guaranteed fun while being healthy at home!
Other Things you Could Do:
- Watch Movies and enjoy candy & popcorn!
- Host a small 10 person Halloween party!
- Have a Virtual Costume Contest!
- Host a Halloween Watch Party on Facebook!
If you have any other ideas please leave a comment! Also don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more seasonal ideas and posts! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram (@lifewithcaitie), thanks so much for reading!