How to celebrate Halloween at home

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Countless events have been impacted by coronavirus, and now Halloween is joining the long list of celebrations that can’t happen the way it used to. Luckily it’s not all doom and gloom, although parties and large get-togethers are now off limit, this doesn’t mean that the celebrations have to stop there. There are tons of ways you can celebrate Halloween safely, and from the comfort of your own home. Grab your pumpkin and your facepaint, it’s time to get scary.

1. Spookify your flat

The quickest (and best) way to get yourself into the Halloween mood is to surround yourself with spine-chilling decorations! You don’t even have to spend a scary amount on decs either, DIY ones being just as good!

With a bit of black paper, your options are endless. You could cut out black bats and stick them everywhere or even make some spooky cobweb decorations. A pipe cleaner spider garland is scarily effective, or maybe you’d prefer the look of a cute little ghost garland instead.

Bunting is a great way to bring some fear to your pad, so why not try this easy Halloween bunting that can be made out of any paper you might have lying about?

If you think balloons are only scary when they pop, think again. You could make an eerie pumpkin garland, or even some ghastly ghost balloons to make your house a little haunted.

2. Bake some chilling treats

Now Bake Off is back on, all that’s on our mind is devouring some tasty treats — and what better way to do it than adding some creepiness to your bakes? 

These eerie eyeball pops are easy to make but brilliantly effective. These spider biscuits look great, and taste even better. If you want to go the whole hog and bake your own showstopper, this Halloween slash cake will send a shiver down your spine.

If you’re looking for something a little less spooky, these floral skull cookies are a fantastic way of celebrating Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Although not technically a baked good, these fifteen Halloween cocktails are a surefire way to get you in the supernatural mood. Chin chin!

3. Have a Halloween movie marathon

What’s Halloween if you’re not frightened to turn the lights off before you’re going to bed? If you’re looking for some fresh nightmare fuel, we’ve got just the list for you.

Feel like petrifying yourself silly? Here’s forty-five of the scariest films of all time. Make sure to leave the light on while you’re watching these ones!

Prefer some light-hearted Halloween flicks? Here’s a brilliant list of spooky films that will get you in the mood, but won’t disturb your sleep afterwards.

Make sure you’ve got some Halloween movie snacks on hand, and you’re good to go!

4. Read some creepy stories

If film nights aren’t your thing, how about some ghost stories? Creepy Pasta has some of the internets best paranormal short stories, and you can find some truly terrifying ghost stories on Huff Post.

5. Celebrate virtually

Just because you can’t see your friends face-to-face, that doesn’t mean Halloween parties should be cancelled — all you need to do is transfer them online! Get a group of friends together, video call on your favourite platform, and let the festivities ensue. 

If you’re looking for an excuse to dress up, why not host a virtual costume contest? A virtual decorating party is a great idea too, set your webcam up and carve some pumpkins or decorate your home while chatting to your friends!

Halloween themed pub quizzes are another great way of getting a group of friends together for some spine-chilling festivities, you can find some great ones here!

6. Connect with some ghosts

If parties aren’t really your thing, and you’d prefer to converse with the dead, then why not try communicating with spirits via this online ouija board. You can even get free tarot card readings online, or even dabble in a bit of fortune-telling

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