6 Tricks To Ensure This Halloween Is A Treat!

While Halloween may look a little different this year, it doesn’t mean it still can’t be a memorable one for kids and adults alike! Looking for some inspiration? We have compiled a list of some of the best ways to keep this year spook-tacular!

1. Decorate Your House Inside and Out
Spending more time at home will allow for more time to enjoy the décor! This year bring the decorating inside as well and allow everyone in the family to bring their own décor ideas. Don’t know where to start? HGTV shares 55 favourite Halloween décor ideas.

Great decor ideas from HGTV

2. Host a Zoom Pumpkin-Carving Contest
Add some Halloween to your Zoom calls through a pumpkin-carving Zoom party! When sending out the Zoom invite, be sure to follow-up with a list of items, such as favourite treats and Halloween drinks, pumpkin(s), carving set and encourage your guests to dress up in their costume. As the host, make sure to create a playlist to play faintly in the background. At the end, create a poll and everyone votes on who created the best pumpkin!

Need carving inspiration? Check out our earlier blog for ideas.

3. Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt or Scavenger Hunt
Egg hunts aren’t just for Easter! This year, transform your backyard into a spooky glow-in-the-dark adventure. A trip to the dollar store, along with some imagination, goes a long way to create this fun event. Start prepping today by checking out these helpful links: Halloween Glow, Glow In The Dark Eggs
If the kids are indoors, try this fun treasure hunt that’s easy to set up. Complete with clue cards, treats and a few tricks along the way! Here’s everything you need for a Spook-tacular time.

Thanks Smart Schoolhouse for these easy tips on creating Glow-In-The-Dark Eggs

4. Trick or Treat?
Just because you can’t go door-to-door doesn’t mean you still can’t go trick-or-treating! Try Candy-Filled Balloon Pumpkins; you will be amazed at how much candy you can fit in to each balloon. Don’t just stop there, dangle treats from your clothesline, or fence, to keep the kids entertained for hours.

Here’s how to make candy-filled balloons

5. Halloween Graveyard
Working with your neighbours to create a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience? Don’t miss this Halloween Graveyard– with ghosts and candy tombstones, it is guaranteed to bring some joy!

Here’s everything you need to create your own Halloween Graveyard

6. Watch An Outdoor Movie
This idea is perfect for adults and kids. Consider having an outdoor Halloween movie night! Use a white sheet and a projector with each family bringing their own lawn chairs. Use pumpkins to mark where each group should go. Don’t forget your popcorn, we’ve heard it’s a ghost’s favourite treat!

HGTV outdoor movie screen

Let us know how you’ll be celebrating by commenting below or following us on social media @GeraniumHomes !

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