5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Home
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love seeing the variety of costumes that people wear and watching my neighbors transform their home into an eerie, zombie-ridden graveyard. If you plan on staying indoors tomorrow, below are a few ways that you can still have fun with your favorite ghouls and gals.
1. Watch Your Favorite Frightening Films
This time of year is perfect for cozying up on the couch and enjoying your favorite spooky movie classics – especially when they are the perfect mix of humor, horror, and family fun. Here is a list of my top ten movie picks to get you into the Halloween spirit:
- “Casper” (1995)
- “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
- “Coco” (2017)
- “Edward Scissorhands” (1990)
- “Beetlejuice” (1988)
- “Ghostbusters” (1984)
- “The Craft” (1996)
- “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
- “Sleepy Hollow” (1999)
- “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” (1966)
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2. Host a Virtual Monster Bash
Just because you won’t be attending an in-person gathering this year doesn’t mean the day has to go to waste. Why not put on your best costume, dial-up a few friends, and host a virtual Halloween party? Between costume karaoke and “best-dressed” contests, this is a great way to share a few laughs and dance to “Monster Mash” from the comfort of home.
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3. Bake Halloween Snacks
Pre-wrapped candy isn’t the only treat to enjoy this weekend. With so many recipes available online, you could try your hand at baking a few incredible snacks from scratch.
4. Carve a Pumpkin
Although pumpkin carving is nothing new, it is still one of the most popular Halloween traditions among families. The best part is that there’s still time to head over to your local pumpkin patch to pick out your future jack-o-lantern.
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5. Learn About Dia De Los Muertos
The day right after Halloween is the beginning of Dia de los Muertos. This is a two-day Mexican holiday where friends and family gather in prayer and remembrance of relatives that have passed away. Even though this celebration of life is not the same as Halloween, it is a chance to learn more about a culture that may be different from your own. If you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to watch the movie “Coco” (listed in my top ten picks above).
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What are some ghastly activities you have planned for Halloween? Share them with me in the comments!
By Jess McKenzie
Jess McKenzie is a graphic designer from Detroit, MI with a passion for branding. She is a self-proclaimed nerd that loves 80s movies and longs for Saturday morning cartoons to return. When she is not tied to her computer, she can be found taking random road trips and practicing landscape photography.