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Halloween Isn’t Canceled: Here’s Your 2020 Halloween Line Up

Because Halloween celebrations at home can still be fun.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Halloween is upon us, and let’s face it — we all could use a fun distraction from all of the stressors that have come with 2020. Despite the fact that Halloween may look a little different this year, we’re sharing our tips on celebrating Halloween at home this year. 

From family-friendly ideas to at-home Halloween ideas for adults, here’s your 2020 Halloween line-up. 

Your 2020 Halloween At Home Line Up 

Family-Friendly Halloween At-Home Ideas

#1 Start Your Morning With a Festive & Healthy Breakfast 

Get Halloween morning started off on a festive and healthy note with our Harvest Oatmeal Bowl or by making almond flour pancakes made into pumpkin or ghost shapes! 

Harvest Oatmeal Bowl 

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ cup gluten-free granola 
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • ½ orange, peeled and sliced 
  • 1 tsp peanut butter 
  • ½ tbsp raw honey (optional) 

Start by adding the rolled oats, almond milk, and cinnamon to a stockpot over low/medium heat and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the oats are cooked. 

Transfer the cooked oats to a serving bowl and top with the granola, almonds, sliced banana, and sliced orange. 

Serve with a dollop of peanut butter and drizzle with honey. 

Enjoy!

#2 Scavenger Hunt In Your Backyard 

With the weather cooling off, now’s a great time to get out in the backyard and create a family fun scavenger hunt. This fun Halloween at home activity can be easily customized to how old your kiddos are, or if you don’t have kids, you can easily make a fun adult scavenger hunt as well. 

Here are some fun ideas:

#1 Hide spooky Halloween decorations around the yard and have your kids collect them in their trick or treating bucket. Whoever collects the most gets a prize! 

#2 Make things a little trickier by printing out a list of items you have hidden around the yard or inside your house and have each participant check off each item as they find them. Whoever completes the list first wins! 

#3 Create a checklist of different Halloween decorations (think spider webs, skeletons, pumpkins) and walk around the neighborhood, checking off the box and taking a picture of each decoration as you spot it. Whoever finds all of the decorations first wins!

#3 Watch a Family-Friendly Halloween Movie 

Why not make Halloween a movie night — it is a Saturday this year, giving us one more excuse to stay up a little later and binge-watch all the fun Halloween movies. 

Here are some of our favorite family-friendly Halloween movie picks. 

  1. Super Monster’s Save Halloween 
  2. Toy Story of Terror 
  3. Spookly the Square Pumpkin 
  4. Casper
  5. Monster’s Inc. 

#4 Make Healthy Halloween Treats

While most of us will be celebrating Halloween at home this year and trick or treating may not be happening, you can definitely make your own Halloween treats at home! Plus, it’s the perfect time to turn this traditionally sweet holiday into a day where you celebrate with something a little healthier. 

Here are some healthier but equally as delicious treats to make this year and to include as part of your Halloween at home celebration. 

#5 Drive Around Your Neighborhood & Check Out the Festive Halloween Lights 

Take a drive through your neighborhood and look at all of the Halloween decorations and lights! Have fun with it, and go to the neighborhoods that are known for going over the top with their Halloween decorations! 

#6 Stargaze & Look up at The Unique Halloween Full Moon!

Did you know that there’s a full moon on Halloween this year? Grab your blankets and snacks and head out to the backyard to stargaze and look up at this beautiful and spooky Halloween full moon. 

Halloween At Home Ideas For Adults 

#1 Pumpkin Carving Contest  

Pumpkin carving contests can be a super fun way to celebrate Halloween with your friends, and you don’t have to have a pumpkin carving contest in-person — set one up virtually! Have the contest on Halloween through a video call with your friends and family to help get everyone into the Halloween spirit! 

#2 Have a Virtual Spooky Movie Night 

Speaking of virtual get-togethers, you can also have a virtual movie night, watching all of the spooky Halloween movies with a bowl of popcorn or a healthier Halloween sweet treat (see recipes above) 

Some great classic adult Halloween themed movies include:

  • Edward Scissorhands 
  • Ghostbusters 
  • Hocus Pocus 
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 

#3 Make a Halloween Smoothie

While watching your favorite Halloween classic, whip up a healthy Halloween drink, like this Scary Good Pumpkin Smoothie. 

Scary Good Pumpkin Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey 
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy. 

Enjoy! 

To make this extra festive, decorate your smoothie cup and enjoy it with a Halloween straw. 

#4 Have a Halloween “Happy Hour” 

Set up either an in-person or virtual happy hour with your friends and family. Make a healthy Halloween snack board and serve with apple cider or this healthy whipped pumpkin spice coffee while playing some Halloween music (think Ghostbusters, Thriller, and Monster Mash) 

#5 Try Our Frightful Halloween Challenge! 

Make this Halloween at home your healthiest one yet, and sign up for our seven day Frightful Halloween Challenge that’s certainly not for the faint of heart! Featuring plenty of HIIT workouts, and circuits, these workouts may be spookily challenging but are sure to scorch calories and work up a serious sweat. 

Halloween May Be Different This Year, But It Doesn’t Have to Be Canceled

While most of us may be celebrating Halloween at home this year, it doesn’t mean that we have to do away with all of our favorite Halloween celebrations. You can still get dressed up, make all the Halloween goodies, and enjoy this fun time of year! 

If this Halloween looks a little different for you, try some of these 2020 Halloween at home ideas — they are sure to be a hit!