10 Ideas for Halloween at Home

Have so much spooky fun this Halloween with these 10 Ideas for Halloween at Home!  From dressing up to playing games, eating spooky themed food, hunting for candy and more.

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Halloween at home, here are 10 simple ways to celebrate with your family, and make it as fun as ever. Happy Halloween!

Dress Up!

Yes, dress up! Even if you’re having Halloween at home this year, make sure to keep with the spirit and put on a costume! I think this is the most important thing about making sure Halloween at Home is as fun as ever! Keep it simple and make costumes with what you already have. Make it a game and see how creative everyone can get by using only things found at home…think simple things like ghosts, vampires, witches, punk rockers, cats…the possibilities are endless.

Make Spooky Halloween Pizzas for Dinner

Pizzas are such an easy meal to make for Halloween dinner! Have fun with the shapes and the way to you decorate them. This is a Spooky Monster Pizza we made for Halloween last year, but I’ve also made these fun Ghost Pizzas and these Halloween Ghost Blob Pizzas. So fun!

A freshly baked Halloween pizza with a monster face made of pineapple and green olives

Have a Halloween Candy Hunt

If you decide not to go trick-or-treating, why not have a Halloween Candy Hunt? Think Easter-Bunny-meets-Halloween. Hide candy throughout your home and yard and let the kids have fun trying to find it all! Make it even more Halloweenish by hiding candy in small glow in the dark containers.

Play Halloween Music

Halloween at Home wouldn’t be complete without some spooky and fun Halloween music! I put together this fun music playlist of 20+ songs for your Halloween party…I hope you love it! Listen to or Download this Halloween Playlist on Apple Music Here 

Play Halloween Games

Kick it old school with Halloween games like Bobbing for Apples, Cornhole, and Pin the Spider on the Web. Have a Mummy Sack Race or have a Halloween Themed scavenger hunt. Keep it simple and set up a game of Twister or play a round of Clue.

Carve Pumpkins

Give everyone in your family their own pumpkin to carve and watch them get creative! When we carve our pumpkins I like to find simple stencils by searching on the internet…there are so many easy ideas! If you’re looking for more inspiration, here are some pumpkins we’ve done over the years, these are fun ideas too.

A glowing Halloween pumpkin

Watch a Scary (or not so scary) Movie!

Halloween night is the perfect night to hunker down with candy and popcorn to watch a Halloween movie! Keep it kid friendly or not! We love Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, Hotel Transylvania, Hocus Pocus and the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Make Spooky Cookies

If you’re looking for a fun kid-friendly activity, making Halloween cookies is a great idea! Make a batch of sugar cookie dough and let the kids roll them out, cut shapes and decorate them. SO fun.  Here is my recipe for these Bat & Ghost Cookies, and Easy Halloween Stamped Cookies.

A little boy using a cookie stamp to cut out sugar cookie
A tray of decorated Bat and Ghost Halloween Cookies

Eat All the Candy!

If you decide not to go trick-or-treating, this doesn’t mean you can’t have candy! Stock up on all of your favourites and enjoy your candy at home.

Decorate Your Home

We always decorate for Halloween once October arrives…it’s just something we all really enjoy…especially my kids. Why not go a little extra this year and add a few more decorations to make this Halloween extra fun! For inexpensive and great Halloween decor, I love dollar stores, here are some great Halloween Dollar Store Ideas.  If you want more ideas for decorating your home for Halloween, see how I decorated my living room for Halloween, or see how to make a Spooky Eyeball Wreath for your front door.

A spooky green hand candle holder

Have a campfire.

If you’re lucky enough to have great weather on Halloween night, have a campfire! Get dressed up, invite a few friends and make creative s’mores with fun Halloween chocolate bars!

Keep it simple.

Having fun for Halloween doesn’t have to be complicated. One of the easiest and most fun ways, especially for kids, is to make meals a little spooky. This can be as simple as adding plastic bugs to food (watch out, they are a choking hazard, so maybe for big kids only)! Decorate the table with an inexpensive Halloween tablecloth, napkins and spooky cutlery. Simple and fun. Here’s a fun idea we put together for breakfast.

I hope you found some ideas here to make your Halloween at Home as spooky fun as possible this year! Happy Halloween to you and your family! xo

Have a spooky day!

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