Spooky season is officially here and we bet your home is ready for some Halloween family fun! As we’re all still trying to stay healthy and safe this fall, Bounce U gives you some ideas for tricks and treats right at home. Here are some suggestions for throwing your at-home Halloween party.
Halloween decorations can be a ton of fun to set up! Cobwebs, dry ice, and creepy crawlers are all common party decorations, but not all parties need to have a scary theme. There are a number of different stores that sell decorations or you can make some at home. If your kids are younger, it may be easier to skip the frights and opt for a more upbeat environment filled with sweets and happy pumpkins. But if your family likes a good scare, you might all go out with zombies, skeletons, and ghosts — oh, my!
Have a Virtual Party
At times when you’re used to celebrating with others, it’s vital to keep on connecting but in a safe manner. A simple way to do this is to make your kiddos invite some friends to join a Zoom or other video conference call party. This way they can show off their costumes to their friends and maybe even have a Monster Mash dance party!
Create Your Own Costume
From superheroes to animals to their favorite snack, Halloween kids’ costume ideas come in all shapes and sizes. But costumes can get pretty expensive, so why don’t you make it yourself? You can make so many costumes out of items found around the house or by buying some cheap pieces from a party or fabric shop. A handmade costume includes the whole family and lets your child show their creativity.
Sweet and Frightening Goodies
Halloween treats can be the most fun to produce, but the most scary to eat. There are so many recipes that make it possible for you to eat delicious food and organize it to suit your party style. White chocolate coated Oreos with an M&M core and a gooey red gel make a delicious eyeball. Or maybe you’d like to cook some ghoul and goblin cookies. And don’t forget about the drinks, of course. A soothing fruit punch in a pot is ideal for children, while adults can make a special potion of their own.
Trick or Treat
If you’re looking for a way to trick or treat, but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home, try to set up your own trick or treat stations in different parts of the home. Each family member may set up his or her own station with his or her own theme to get their creativity going. Load up a bowl of their favorite candy and take turns visiting each stop.
Scavenger Hunt Game
A fun game that’s perfect for all ages is a scavenger hunt. Make up some clues that lead to various Halloween themed areas of your home or backyard. Finding candy is always enjoyable, but it’s even more fun if you have to play a game to get it! You may have a candy-filled pumpkin tucked under your bunk, or a friendly witch carrying a basket of goodies. Wherever you hide the sweets, make sure you put in a few tricks as well.
There are plenty of local activities to celebrate the Halloween weekend, with social distance and safety measures in place. Trunk or Treats are a perfect place to go, because cars full of sweets will be outdoors, and there will be more space for you and your family to walk around. Trunk or Treats does usually include some enjoyable Halloween crafts and games. Some other fun activities are taking place at your local BounceU, such as the event “Boo Bounce”! Halloween themed and loads of fun, BounceU is ready to help you celebrate in a safe setting. Find your local BounceU for event information: Click Here
Halloween 2020 will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to end. No matter what kind of Halloween celebration you and your family decide, our BounceU team wants you a healthy and happy Halloween this season.