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How to celebrate halloween at home


Halloween will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less fun. Here’s our guide to celebrating Halloween at home.

Dress up

There’s nothing to say you can't still dress up in a costume for Halloween. Better yet, why not make your Halloween costume together as a family in the run-up to the big day?


Decorating the outside – and inside – of your home for Halloween can be a lot of fun. Whether you place skeletons and gravestones in the front yard, hang pumpkin lights in your trees, or erect an inflatable black cat, for example, this will add to the occasion not just for your family, but for those passing by your home.

Carve a pumpkin

The pumpkin patches are still open, so visit one of the many we have in central Illinois, choose a pumpkin or two, and then head home to carve whatever design takes your fancy. You could even have a pumpkin carving contest between your immediate family – at home – or between your extended family by sharing photos on social media.

Play games

Pumpkin hunt

Hide fake pumpkins around the house or in the garden, and whoever finds the most pumpkins wins.

Halloween feel box

Fill a box with sensory items from fuzzy pipe cleaner spider legs, and cooked noodles guts, to raisin witches’ warts.

Halloween memory game

Fill a tray of Halloween items, leave the tray in view for a few minutes, then cover the tray.  The person with the highest number of correct items listed wins.

Tell ghost stories

Tell ghost stories (age-appropriate, of course.)

Watch a spooky movie

There will be plenty of Halloween movies available to watch over the holiday weekend. So, if it’s warm, why not head outside? Set up a projector and screen, and enjoy some Halloween candy and a movie in the yard, or if it’s cold stay inside and huddle up with blankets and hot cocoa in front of the TV.

Whatever you plan to do, have fun and stay safe this Halloween, from all of us at Warren-Boynton!