Five Ways to Have a Fun At-Home Halloween

Written by Sarah Krishef
Posted on October 26, 2020

Halloween is going to be a bit different this year, and we know how important it is to keep ourselves and our friends safe. Luckily, Halloween doesn’t have to involve massive crowds of people to be memorable! We've put together a list of at-home activities with a fun fall flavor.

Note: the playing of “Spooky Scary Skeletons” during all of these activities is strongly encouraged.

Girl doing make up
Muffins on a plate
Pumpkin with GVSU anchor carved into it

#1. Do Some Baking

Pumpkin pie is a prime example of a classic fall treat, but there are plenty of other things you’ll have a fun time making regardless of your level of baking experience. All the spookiness is in the decoration, so try your hand at festive cookies, caramel apples, or just indulge in a giant bag of candy. Make sure you have apple cider on hand to wash down your Halloween goodies!

#2. Watch a Scary Movie

Watch some classic scary movies to get you in the Halloween spirit. If you’re not a fan of horror, try some festive movies from your childhood to get in the nostalgically spooky spirit. Or, try playing a scary video game with your roommates.

#3. Dress Up 

Just because you’re not going to celebrate with your top 100 closest friends this year doesn’t mean that you can’t put together the perfect Halloween costume! Put on a fashion show for your roommates, or take some classic Halloween pictures for Instagram. Channel your inner creativity and go all out!

#4. Pumpkin Carving 

Who needs to hang out with a bunch of friends when you can make your own? Design and create as many jack-o’-lanterns as your heart can handle! If you don’t feel like whipping out a butcher knife and plunging your hand into pumpkin guts, you can also use paint or permanent markets to give your pal a little face.

Print off your own GVSU themed pumpkin carving patterns!

#5. Make Your House Haunted

Try decorating your home this year. You and your roommates can hold a candy scavenger hunt, hang cobwebs in the door frames, or put out bowls of fake eyeballs and brains. This season is as spooky as you make it.

If you are looking for even more things to do to celebrate the scariest holiday of the year, check out Haunted Week at GVSU! From Oct. 26-31, you’ll be able to participate in cool festivities like a dance party, pumpkin decorating, the Haunted Arboretum, and more.

Get Spooked this Haunted Week

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