Table of contents:
- The classic: carving a pumpkin
- Simple decoration: home tent camp
- Also possible with kids: Movie Night
- Halloween scavenger hunt
Going out, partying & craving for something trick-or-sour - not a good idea at the moment. But you don't have to do without a Halloween party with your kids!
This year everything is different - you already know. The government rules also apply on Halloween: no more than six people for an indoor event and no more than 12 people for an outdoor event. And even if Halloween is a festival that we tend to ignore, there are many places where children go out for "trick or treating" on October 31st. But that is just as not recommended in Corona times as a public Halloween party.
Nevertheless, the night of well-groomed shudders comes at exactly the right time this year. Because adults and children alike can use a bit of encouragement in these uncertain and stressful times. So let pumpkins, bats, children's make-up and exciting films lift your spirits for at least one evening! And for that to work, you don't have to set foot in front of the front door.
The classic: carving a pumpkin
Yes, this activity never gets boring! It's also a great option for those who don't have much time to prepare. To turn it into a cozy evening, all you have to do is put up a few candles, turn on the music and have fun with the children.
If you have small children and are reluctant to use knives, you can also try a brush and paint. Painted pumpkins do not serve as a lantern, but they can also be very decorative. Especially when the parents go for this chic galaxy design. But if you've had enough of pumpkins by and large (yes, that can also happen), you can also carve a pineapple. You can read here how to do it!
Simple decoration: home tent camp
This is how you make children a lot of joy in just a few simple steps! If you don't have an indoor tent or tipi, you can simply set up the classic camping tents (but please do not have a hook in the ground!). It becomes particularly cozy with a corresponding number of blankets and cushions. A chain of lights does the rest for the Halloween flair. And if there is no tent at all, you can build a kind of pillow castle with old sheets.
Also possible with kids: Movie Night
Not in the mood for a big party, but an evening together on the sofa - that would be nice? You don't have to do a lot of work for a Halloween movie night. A bit of decoration, a particularly inviting sofa full of upholstery and of course popcorn create the necessary atmosphere. And then all that's missing is the perfect film:
- Classic: "E. T. - The Extra Terrestrial" (Stream on Netflix, Maxdome & Sky)
- For the dreamy: "The Last Unicorn" (Stream on Netflix)
- For the brave: "Spirited Away" (stream on Netflix)
- For Disney fans: "Coco - Livelier Than Life" (Stream on Disney +)
- For those who want to shudder a little: "Monster House" (stream on Netflix)
- For the big ones: "Hocus Pocus" (Stream on Disney +)
Halloween scavenger hunt
Do you have time to let off steam with your planning? Then organize a scavenger hunt for your kids! Write small messages on pieces of paper where you can find the next clue on the hunt for the treasure (for example: "In the tree house on the playground you can find out how you can get a little closer to the treasure"). Or you think of small exams and tasks that have to be completed in order to get to the treasure. It's a lot of fun when you make everything look a bit old and worn - the children's imagination does the rest. It could be candy, a new book, or a small toy!