OCT – Seven Spooky Quarantine-O-Ween Family Activities
We’re all taking it week by week and making the best of the situation. But that doesn’t mean you and your “bubble” can’t have some Halloween fun this year!
Ensor Plumbing presents Seven Simple Strategies to Salvage the “Witches Sabbath!”
- When In Doubt, DECORATE!
Channel that holiday decorating spirit and deck your halls, porch and trees with pumpkins and lights! Pick up black, orange, and white lights. Cut out black cats and witches’ hats from construction paper and find some pumpkins for the porch. Get the kids to help craft giant spiders or ghosts to hang from the trees.
- Have a Spooky Movie Marathon
Have each member of the family select their favorite ectoplasmic entertainment and plan a show each weekend leading up to Halloween. Choices could range from animated favorites like “Coco” to “Ghostbusters”, “House on Haunted Hill”, or “Halloween.”
- Scary Scavenger Hunt
Create a hunt for actual items or make it a photo scavenger hunt where you follow clues and identify the quarry. Make sure to have prizes for the winners!
- Alien Egg Hunt
We found this idea in one of those family magazines and think it’s great! Order some Glow-In-The Dark plastic eggs just like you would use at an Easter Egg Hunt , or add glow in the dark stickers to ones you already have. Fill them with fun-sized candy, Hershey Kisses or small prizes. Hide them around the backyard, add some glow bracelets, and let the spooky begin!
- Roving Pumpkin Fest
Coordinate with neighbors and let each household host a different entertainment: s’mores at someone’s firepit, projected scary movies, spooky storytelling at another home, pumpkin or gourd painting or decorating at another. Perfect for families at a cul-de-sac to enjoy!
- Make a Mask
Buy plain cloth face masks and let the kids no crazy with sequins, felt, markers or other ways to make animal, insect or ghoulish masks!
- Halloween Around The Globe
Make this an opportunity to learn about other cultures, their beliefs and celebrations. Discover the importance of Día de Muertos in Mexico or indulge in the Chinese day of Yu Lan. Many countries around the world have celebrations on October 31st and you can broaden your horizons and celebrate with them. Learn how to cook or bake traditional foods, make crafts and learn about other cultures.
However you choose to celebrate, stay safe! We value your friendship at Ensor Plumbing.