A collage of Halloween activities including dressing up like a ghost, a corn maze and pumpkin carving.

7 Ways To Celebrate Halloween This Year

Larry Stansbury Oct 28, 2021

Looking for fun, safe ways to celebrate Halloween this year? One of the most fun holidays of all, Halloween kick-starts the festive season ahead. And, whether dressing up in costumes, eating lots of candy, carving pumpkins, and watching scary movies, get a little spooky season inspiration with our list of Halloween ideas.

Movie Night

Halloween and the run up to it is the best time of the year to indulge in all the scary movies. Host movie marathons with your friends, and go with a theme such as retro classics or new scream fests. Dress up, create a spooky atmosphere, and make sure you munch on deliciously scary themed candy and snacks.

Decorative Crafts

Plan out your decor this Halloween with a little inspiration from Pinterest or Instagram. Stock up on crafting supplies and get creative with your indoor and porch decor.

Bake Spooky Treats

If you’re not up for candy, put your baking skills to the test and bake Halloween-themed cupcakes and cookies. You can find recipes of amazing treats like mummy pumpkin hand pies, chocolate-dipped ghosts, and Rice Krispy treats, all with a little recipe research. 

Halloween Costume Contest

Even if it’s only you and your roommate, or if you’re with your family, you can dress up and show off who has the best costume. Or you can do a Zoom call with your friends and have a virtual party. Extra points for homemade costumes. 

Create a Scavenger Hunt

If you’re into mysteries, create an at-home scavenger hunt. You can write out clues, place them all around the house, and have all your family members start with the first clue. This will eventually lead up to the grand prize: candy, gift card, or anything Halloween-related for your loved ones.

Design a Snack Board

Instead of having different types of cheese on a charcuterie board, put all of your favorite Halloween candy and graze on this while you’re watching a scary movie. You can impress your family with your decorating skills, plus likely get a few Instagram snaps from it too.

Create a Halloween Playlist

Playing music will get you on your feet and dancing like nobody’s watching. We recommend adding The Nightmare Before Christmas theme song, Fifth Harmony’s I'm In Love With a Monster, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, to get you started. You can also find ready-made playlists on Spotify and other music streaming sites.


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