Like most events this year, Halloween celebrations may need to be scaled-back due to the ongoing pandemic. That means in-person trick-or-treating and huge parties may have to be put on hold for now. So where can you turn to for a little family fun? Whether you’re staying in for the evening or going out to a small socially distanced gathering, we’ve got a few tricks to keep your spirits up this Halloween.
Halloween at home
The first thing you’ll want to do is dress up your home! You have may have seen our most recent blog on fun home décor you can customize for the holiday. Some suggestions we had were decorating your dining room table with Halloween-themed placemats and drinkware, your kitchen with seasonal tea towels and trivets, and your doors and windows with spooky prints + posters.
If the weather is warm enough where you live, you could always have a creepy campout in the backyard. Fill your tent with lots of cozy cushions, blankets, and other creature comforts. Once the sun goes down, break out the glow sticks or flashlights and tell spooky stories. Top the night off with some tasty treats like roasted pumpkin seeds, monster munch, or spooky s’mores with ghost-shaped marshmallows!
For cooler climates, you can always build a blanket fort inside and have a monster movie marathon. Make sure you have plenty of snacks + drinks on hand. To make the night even more memorable, create special mugs for everyone in the family. You can personalize our drinkware with names, photos, or choose one of our fun Halloween designs. There’s even a heat-sensitive magic mug that’s perfect for serving hot cocoa, apple cider, or mulled wine. Your photo will stay hidden underneath black paint until a warm beverage is added, revealing your secret design. Bewitching for sure!
Since the kids can’t go trick-or-treating outside, why not bring this time-honored tradition inside? Have the little ones go door-to-door inside, with adults or older kids waiting behind doors to hand out candy or premade goodie bags. If you need ideas for spooky swag, create some scary stickers or monster magnets to go along with the candy.
Having a few guests over for the evening? Or, maybe you’re hosting a virtual costume party on Zoom? Whatever the event, make sure you send a proper invite with our Halloween party invitations. We have over 50 designs you can customize with your name and event information. Several designs even have the option of adding on a fun photo!
Going out safely
Is your community allowing small in-person gatherings? We’ve got you covered too! First and foremost, mask up with our custom face masks. Available in both small and large sizes, you can design a mask that matches your costume character’s smile. We also have over 100 original face mask designs on our site if you’d rather just grab and go. We have a creepy skulls, frightening fangs, and monster masks. For those that are looking for something a bit more playful, we have cute + adorable animal face masks.
If you’re able to go trick-or-treating, make sure you have a bag to carry your Halloween haul in. We have six ready-to-go Halloween totes you can choose from or you can always design your own tote bag! If you’re chaperoning the little monsters, but not dressing up, at least throw on our Halloween t-shirt that says, “This is my Halloween costume”.
Another outdoor activity that involves social distancing is a photo scavenger hunt. Have the kids walk around the neighborhood and see how many items they can find and photograph on your list. Include both Halloween and fall-themed ideas like a candy wrapper, pumpkin, orange leaf, spider web, or witch’s hat. It’s the perfect way to admire everyone’s decorations at a safe distance.
Print out the fun
Make sure you document all your amazing activities! After the fun is done, you can print off the photos with your 100 free prints credit in the Snapfish app! You can also create a festive photo book to relive the fun. If you have a picture that’s really spectacular, create a canvas print! Remember to add in seasonal embellishments to really make your photo gifts + cards shine. Just click on the “Embellishments” tab in our project builder and choose Holidays > Halloween. Here you’ll find pumpkins, spiders, witches, fun phrases, and much more.
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween, no matter how you celebrate! Make sure you share the spooktacular fun with us on social media. Just tag us with @snapfishus on Instagram or Facebook with your photos or use the hashtag #snapfish. You can also follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too!