How to Celebrate Halloween at Home in 2020

There are a number of family-friendly Halloween activities you can do this year, whether you want to start a new family tradition or simply have some scary fun in San Angelo, Texas. Enjoying a spooky dinner party, making paper lanterns, face painting, and Halloween cookie-baking are all great ways to connect with your kids and grandkids. Even if you plan to stay indoors the entire evening, you can still have a blast and celebrate Halloween at home in style.

First, start with a spooky dinner party. Halloween is often associated with candy, but older kids might enjoy a gothic-inspired dinner, with a dramatic charcuterie board and plastic spiders. Autumnal flavors are always popular, like spiced cider, pumpkin tarts, and chocolate, but in many cases the decorations are just as important as the dishes you serve.

You can also try making paper lanterns to accompany your jack-o-lanterns, and you can light them with tea candles or small LED bulbs. Simply make a cylinder out of construction paper, add slits, and add a handle. You can decorate using markers or colored construction paper.

Face painting is a smart alternative to masks, and it’s often more affordable. Inexpensive Halloween face-painting kits are easy to find, but you should be sure to wear a layer or Vaseline or cold cream to make removal easier. Older kids may also enjoy a temporary tattoo parlor or YouTube tutorials for more professional and scarier designs.

Finally, cookie baking and decorating are always popular. Simply get some inexpensive cookie cutters, orange and black decorations, frosting, and food coloring.

From our family at Mitchell Buick-GMC to you and yours, have a safe, healthy, spooky, and happy Halloween!  

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