Halloween is going to look a little different this year while we continue to quarantine and social distance during these uncertain times.
There are still a bunch of fun ways to make this Halloween special and just as festive. Spend together as a family to play festive Halloween games, carving pumpkins, wearing your costumes, and watching some classic spooky movies. You can even social distance and celebrate with your friends and neighbors by making them a homemade treat, hunting for treats, and doing a trick or treat drive-by.
Here are 13 Fun Quarantine Halloween Ideas for you to still enjoy a fun and festive Halloween!
1. Carve Pumpkins
It’s not a Halloween celebration without carving pumpkins. Grab pumpkins for the whole family. You can get them from the grocery store or venture out to a pumpkin patch. You can then carve your own design or find a template online for a cool design.
2. Wear Your Costumes
Just because you might not be going to a Halloween costume party or trick or treating with the kids doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress up. Put on your costumes for a fun family night of celebrating Halloween together.
3. Go Apple Picking
Apple picking is a staple fall activity. Many places are offering safe and social distant visits to their orchards. Don’t miss out on this fall’s apple harvest.
4. Fall Cookie Decorating
Decorating fall cookies is another fun party idea to throw. You can get the kids involved easily by baking sugar cookies during the party or ahead of time to save yourself some time.
Use seasonal cookie cutters such as leaves, apples, pumpkins, and more. Have a variety of flavors and colors for icing. Use fall-themed sprinkles too!
5. Make Fall Crafts
Pick up some supplies and make fall crafts with the whole family. There are tons of craft ideas you can find online, so take the time and get searching for some cool fall crafts you all can do together.
6. Tell Jokes
Jokes are a great way to keep things entertaining and lighten up those long days of quarantine and social distancing. Check out these 15 fall riddles and jokes.
7. Play Halloween Games
Halloween games are a fun and easy way that everyone can enjoy a good laugh and have a great time together. Go bobbing for apples, bean-bag toss, ring toss, or a game of trivia and charades.
8. Watch a Movie Together
There are some great classic Halloween movies you can watch, such as Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown. If you have little ones you can watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest.
9. Hunt for Treats
Hide packaged candy in your yard or your neighbor’s front yard. Like an Easter egg hunt, the kids will hunt for the candy. Make sure you leave a note with buckets telling them they must find all the candy!
10. Trick or Treat Drive-By
Coordinate with other families and set up tables on the front lawn with individually bagged and labeled treats for each family. Families can drive by during a window of time to pick up their bags of treats. Make sure you decorate the tables with some spooky, festive decorations!
11. Make a Homemade Treat
Make a spooky snack or treat. There are some fun Halloween inspired snacks or treats you can find online. You can even make a homemade treat for your family of choice too.
12. Paint Your Faces
Painting your faces is another fun Halloween activity you can all do together. Ask your kids what design they’d like you to do. Do your best to paint the design. The kids can even paint your face too!
13. Go on a Family Bike Ride or Walk
Get out on Halloween day and go for a bike ride or walk through the park or your neighborhood. This is a great way to enjoy some exercise together. Look at the beautiful fall foliage and see all of the houses decorated for Halloween.