Not Trick-or-Treating? Fun Halloween Activities to Do at Home

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Fewer families will be out trick-or-treating this year due to COVID-19. Even here at The Cookie Cups, we'll be scaling back on our usual Halloween festivities. But that doesn't mean you and your little ones can't still have some Halloween fun at home. 

If your kids have already carved their pumpkins and posed for pictures in their costumes, here are some additional unique ideas for celebrating Halloween at home.

1. Watch Halloween movies.

There’s nothing quite like putting on an old-school Halloween movie to get in the holiday spirit! Get your kids in their PJs and cuddle up on the couch with blankets and snacks to enjoy a creepy movie or two. Classics like “Halloweentown,” “Hocus Pocus,” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” are just a few spooky family-friendly films that are perfect for your movie night.

2. Bake festive treats.

There are tons of sweet treats you can bake with your little ones this Halloween. Whether you bake ghost-themed cookies with icing, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, or a candy cake, gather your kids and get to baking! There are tons of recipes to try that are simple and fun for the entire family — a great bonding experience.

3. Have a Halloween candy hunt.

If you’ve ever hosted an Easter egg hunt, you know the pure excitement kids experience when searching for hidden plastic eggs. This year, why not do the same with your children’s Halloween candy?

Hide pieces around your home so they can go on a scavenger hunt and be rewarded with delicious treats in every find! It’s an easy activity that will keep your kids distracted for a while, so you can enjoy your own candy in peace!

4. Create an edible haunted house.

Like a gingerbread house during Christmastime, make a haunted house with your kids out of Halloween candy. Use treats like chocolate bars, marshmallows, candy corn, Sour Patch Kids (for characters!), and more to decorate the home and bring it to life.

Don’t be afraid to get creative — let your kids embrace their innovative side while enjoying some sweet snacks along the way.

5. Organize a costume parade.

While your neighborhood’s kids might not be able to trick-or-treat this year, they can still show off their costumes in a socially-distanced parade around your block.

Keep kids six feet apart as they strut down the sidewalk with parents watching and cheering from their own homes. Your children will feel less left out and more satisfied knowing they got to display their Halloween costume for their friends and others in the neighborhood.

6. Trick-or-treat at home.

Just because your kids can’t go from door-to-door in your neighborhood doesn’t mean they can’t trick-or-treat. Set up themed rooms in your home, and let your children dress up and take a trip throughout the house. Have them knock on each door and offer different treats depending on the room in the house. Your kids will feel like they’re getting a taste of trick-or-treating from the comfort and safety of your own home.

7. Order some tasty Halloween treats from The Cookie Cups.

Here at The Cookie Cups, we know the best way to celebrate any holiday is with some sweet and savory treats! Our cookie cups range from cinnamon rolls to appetizer minis and are the perfect addition to any Halloween celebration. Enjoy the snacks during your movie night, while painting pumpkins, or doing any other Halloween-themed festivity. Visit The Cookie Cups today to place an order.

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