Halloween at home is well and truly on track for 2020 despite trick or treating, gatherings and parties seeming off the cards. Smiffys have created an innovative guide on how to celebrate the spookiest time of the year, while ensuring you comply with social distancing rules.
Pumpkin Carving and Spotting
Nothing says a Halloween activity like pumpkin carving and this year you can still display your achievements outside for all to see. All you need is a pumpkin and your pumpkin carving kits at the ready to show off your skills this Halloween. Pumpkins can be placed outside homes or in windows; compete within your household for the best looking or spookiest shape.
No Trick or Treating this year? Fear not, Smiffys have an innovative idea for trick-or-treating with a twist involving our favourite orange item, your little ones and a Halloween outing. We’re encouraging people to leave their carved pumpkins for all to see so that parents can still dress-up and seek out all the pumpkins with their little ones. See how many you can spot in your neighbourhood, count them up and for everyone seen, reward your child with some candy into their collection cauldrons. This ensures that social distancing is maintained, and contact is kept to a minimum, just remember to sanitise frequently and dress freakily!
Stay tuned for more details on how to participate in Smiffys pumpkin trails on our social media channels!
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Dress-up and Bring the Party Home
Dress-up is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit and keep the magic real for your little ones. Costumes bring favoured characters to life and make for realistic fun; Smiffys wide range of characters are sure to set the spooky mood this Halloween with costumes for all ages and great family collections. New for 2020, the Deluxe Day of the Dead Senorita and Senor, and Scared Heart Bride and Groom Family collections are great for those bringing the party home. Test your make up skills on family members with the new complementary Pastel and Gold Day of the Dead Make-up Kits that complete the collection. Bring serious fun home this Halloween with costumes and cosmetics.
Make it Virtual
You may be bringing the party home, but you can still share it for all to see in the virtual world. In the age of Zoom, House Party and Teams, immerse yourselves in the celebrations with family and friends online. Virtual parties are a great way to spread joy this Halloween season, online interaction is crucial in a time of social distancing when family and friends are often far away.
Virtual Halloween Quiz
There’s nothing better than a quiz with friends and family; why not create some creepy conundrums online for all to solve. Households can split into teams and each host a round; see our category suggestions below:
- - Halloween Celebrations Around the World
- - The History of Halloween
- - Halloween Movies/TV Series
- - Halloween Anagrams
- - Halloween Charades
The great British Bake Off is back on our screens and what better time to test your baking skills at home this Halloween. Try your hand at some themed delights for an edible treat this Halloween with these great recipe suggestions below:
Perfect as an easily assembled activity for your little monsters, These Macaroon Decorating Tips are great for kids this Halloween with only a few ingredients.
Another great family activity, this Creepy Cupcake and Decorating Recipe is a great way to get everyone involved this Halloween.
The more astute baker could try their hand at this Spooky Sponge Cake; perfect for adding an edible element of Halloween horror to the table.
There’s nothing better than a movie marathon with the family; why not give it a spooky edge and binge watch your favourite Halloween classics this year. We have some great suggestions for all ages this Halloween from creepy to classics:
Kids & Family Films
Double Double Toil and Trouble
The Hotel Transylvania Series
The Addams Family
The Chucky Series
The Quiet Place
A movie marathon wouldn’t be complete without costumes of course and Smiffys have got you covered with their extensive range of official licensed costumes including Silence of the Lambs, The Addams Family and Kill Bill. Smiffys' new Ghostbusters range is perfect for those wanting a look the whole family can wear this Halloween and comes complete with realistic proton packs. For those wanting other classic costume ideas, Smiffys Chucky collection includes the adorable Chucky Baby design; creepy but cute. Be sure to get into character and enjoy a family movie marathon this Halloween; Smiffys have got you covered, just done forget the popcorn!