I wrote up a previous post on how to have the best socially distanced Easter, and I wanted to keep that up with Halloween coming up VERY soon. It’s going to look different this year, whether you’re going trick-or-treating, or just staying at home. If you don’t have a back-up plan for Halloween at Home and having a socially distanced holiday, here are some great suggestions for you.
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Decorating for Halloween at Home
Sure, Halloween is coming up quickly, but if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you could certainly get some last-minute decor to your door within a day or two. If not, I guarantee some stores already have their Halloween items discounted by 25%, if not 50%. If store-bought isn’t for you right now, there are some awesome ideas for quick DIY Halloween decorations for the best socially distanced Halloween.
Store-Bought Decor Ideas
These Halloween pillow covers are so cute. Well, as cute as Halloween pillows can be I guess!
I don’t know about your kids, but mine love the window clings. They have a blast putting them up and rearranging them (which drives me crazy) into different scenes.
Light strings have always been one of my favorite things, whether for Halloween, some other holiday, or just because. These pumpkin string lights make my heart happy.
DIY Halloween Decor for a Socially Distanced Halloween
Put on the Spoooooky Music
It won’t be a great socially distanced Halloween at home if you don’t turn on the spooky Halloween music. Check out Spotify or Pandora for some scary awesome Halloween-themed playlists. I’m sure there are also kid-friendly playlists out there.
If you want to make your own kid-friendly Halloween music playlist, Good Housekeeping came up with this list of 34 Halloween Songs for Kids.
For your enjoyment, here’s one of our favorites.
Now, it’s time to BAKE
Is it a real holiday without some kind of baking? It doesn’t have to be difficult and elaborate at all. I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t like spending much time in the kitchen. I struggle with control when it comes to just doing it myself instead of having the kids help. But, it can be as easy as some simple sugar cookies, or some roasted pumpkin seeds. Here are the two recipes we used this year:
Easy Sugar Cookies via allrecipes – We added in some Halloween sprinkles to our dough for some. For others, we whipped up a quick frosting/icing, then put the sprinkles on top. Alllll the sugar!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds via allrecipes – We did three different flavors with these: garlic salt, seasoned salt, and cinnamon sugar. YUM!
Socially Distanced Halloween Crafts, Activities & Games at Home
A Couple Quick & Easy Crafts
Activities & Games (including some educational ones!)
Halloween BINGO – Get this printable BINGO game with SIX different boards. Fun for the whole family and can help teach your kiddos at least five letters: B, I, N, G, and O.
Geometric Bat Printable Halloween Activity – Name the shapes, the cut and paste them to build your very own geometric bat.
Candy Corn Count Printable Halloween Activity – An engaging math concepts activity that works out great for a Halloween at home and staying socially distanced.
Printable Halloween Puzzles – Who doesn’t love a good puzzle?!
GET THE BUNDLE – The bundle includes all four of these activities PLUS A BONUS pack of four Halloween-themed coloring bookmarks. AND you save $3 when purchasing the bundle!
Then check out this list of 20 Halloween Games for Kids by Sugar Spice and Glitter.
End the night with a movie marathon
Well, by the end of the night, you may only have time or energy for one movie, but either way there are many great ones to choose from. Here is a list:
- The Addams Family
- Corpse Bride
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Hocus Pocus
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Although this year has been very strange and a bit, or a lot, frustrating, there are ways to make great memories through all of this. Whether you choose to go trick-or-treating or not, these are great activities for before and after to have a fun-filled day.