Halloween Festival: How To Celebrate Halloween At Home Without Trick or Treating

Halloween Festival: How To Celebrate Halloween At Home Without Trick or Treating

Are you trick or treating this year? Tired of this question and trying to figure out how to let the kids still enjoy this candy-filled celebration? Well, keep reading because I have a few cost-efficient ways to ensure the kids still enjoy Halloween at home. I am sharing with you some ways to celebrate Halloween at home without trick or treating. Be prepared. The kids may want to do this theme again next year.

  • Halloween Activities- I always love to make learning fun, and these activities will help the kids get into the festival spirit.
    • Halloween Scavenger Hunt – hide different little Halloween party favor toys around the house for the kids to find.
    • Halloween Bingo -is a great memory and coordination game. 
    • Family Coloring Sheets- kids love family time, so why not color some pumpkins together.
    • Halloween Pictionary Kids Edition – Another fun for the whole family game.
    • Halloween Virtual Trick Or Treating – There is this app that allows you to trick or treat on your phone. The app is new, so there are still some kinks. This app is ideal for older kids to interact with friends.

  • Halloween Snacks (Healthier Halloween Treats): With all of the sugar, the kids will eat on Halloween, I like to add healthier options (aka natural sugars).
    • Popcorn Hands – Simple snack for movie time. Grab a glove, popcorn, candy corn (for the fingernails), and a tie. That’s it.
    • Banana Ghosts – Slice a few bananas in half and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth.
    • Orange pumpkins – Grab some cuties (tangerines), remove the peelings, and add a small celery piece for the stem.
    • Pumpkin Veggie Tray – Use baby carrots as the circular part of the pumpkins, celery as the stem, dip as the eyes, olives for the nose, and cucumbers for the mouth.
    • Apple “Teeth” – Cut an apple in half vertically, add some peanut butter ( or your choice of spread), marshmallows for the teeth, and strawberries for the tongue.
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  • Halloween Drinks: These simple drinks keep the kids excited throughout the night. If you into adult drinks, add a splash to one of the drinks below.
    • Orange Sherbet Punch – simple and quick recipe
    • Green Slime Soda – the kids will love this drink
    • Bloody Hot Chocolate – I’ve only made this once, so if it’s not “bloody” enough, add red food coloring.
  • Halloween Movie List: Most of the movies are older, but these are just a few to set the Halloween Festival mood.

    • Hocus Pocus – A classic from 1993. Available at some movie theaters here in NC.
    • All Hotel Transylvania – All of these movies are funny and good for the whole family.
    • Beetle Juice – Another classic. Surprisingly, the kids enjoyed the movie but would not watch it again.
    • Haunted Mansion – Can you tell we like older movies?
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas – The classic of all classics for Halloween,
  • Halloween Accessories: This gives the kids a little something to add if you are not getting a full costume.
    • Cute And Simple Headbands – Stores like Five Below or Target have cute little Halloween headbands to wear during the festival. Or you could add another activity and make a headband using cardboard and pipe cleaners.
    • Costume From Last Year – Save some money and let the kids wear the costume from last year around the house.
    • Something Orange – you can never go wrong wearing orange on Halloween.
    • Be Yourself – This is my husband’s favorite costume. It is not required that you dress up, but it adds to the fun. 
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Everything is so confusing and “up in the air” this year with Halloween. I decided to avoid trick or treating and create a Halloween Festival at home for the kids. I like to keep things a little simple and under budget. The Halloween Festival will only include about five different things. I still will have the cleanup duty as well, and we want to avoid hours of cleaning. And guess what? You can go as well. Check out the ideas below to create your celebration.


Let’s show the kids how we can adapt to change and make the best of our situations. This Halloween Festival is genuinely something your family will remember, along with all of the other odd things from 2020.

 So, what are you doing for your Halloween Festival At Home?

5 Things I Want To Help My Audience With

5 Things I Want To Help My Audience With

My blog exists to help parents of children ages 0-5 years old with fun and educational STEAM activities.

Most parents are looking for a break, and sometimes parents are looking for ways to spend more time with their kids. After surveying with parents, mostly moms, parents want a 15 to 30-minute break. A break without always having to put the kids in front of a device. I can and will help with 15 to 30 minutes of engaging, fun, and educational activities. Now, here are five ways I can help.

1.Empower you with the skills they need to identify STEAM in their everyday life.

STEM and STEAM sound so intimating for most parents, and it can be. STEAM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The combination of all of these subjects creates a spark in children. The confusion with STEAM is that it is so complicated that only children six years old and up can benefit from learning STEAM. This is not the case.

STEAM is used to create an out of textbook learning experience by doing the activity and going through the process. I will provide resources and tips to show how kids in our everyday lives use STEAM. STEAM is naturally in my children’s daily routines. They do not notice, nor are they stressed from overload.

2. Provide easy to follow guides and lessons on how STEAM works with little ones.

Each activity will include instructions, guides, resources, and stimulating questions or conversation starters for your children. STEAM is not a textbook and dictated learning experience. The activities will include guides and instructions because they are younger, but it will be flexible.

The children are encouraged to use their imagination. I will post activities related to books and cooking as well. Everything we do is a learning experience. We, as parents, need to bring awareness and expand on each moment. Children will learn based on what they feel inside.


3. Recommend quick and simple activities.

Parents shouldn’t complicate activities at this age. The kids will get bored and do not sit still long enough for complex activities taking hours and hours. Children like learning and doing hands-on activities, but their little attention expands are concise.

I have two small children under 5, so I understand the need to keep things simple. Most of the quick activities will be theme-based activities, expanding on what they’ve learned. Children are like sponges. They can know and have the best time in 15 minutes.

4. Help parents instill play through process skills into their littles.

Play is necessary for this age group, not optional. Many parents see games as fun, but it is the primary way kids learn in this age group. Children learn to build relationships through play and how to express themselves.

Learning through play also helps children to expand on their life skills. Games help to teach and develop skills like inquiry, expression, experimentation, and teamwork. For example, my kids love playing school, and they even pull out the chalkboard at times to do math problems and draw shapes. 

5. Write a weekly blog post to help parents on their journey.

Parenthood is tough. With working, cleaning, cooking, and managing finances, it is hard to find time to plan educational activities for your little ones. I will provide detailed, fun, and educational activities in my blog posts. I am eliminating this task so you can focus on everything else. Be sure to subscribe to get free activities in your inbox.  


So, STEAM is not complicated, and you should introduce it early on. We will not complicate things. Subscribe below, and let’s keep things fun, educational, and simple!