The spookiest night of the year has almost arrived! And, it falls on a weeknight. While that’s not ideal for all you party goblins out there, we think there’s something to be said for “spending a quiet evening at home” (Who gets this Hocus Pocus reference?). Truthfully, hanging out at your apartment can be a fun way to spend the holiday. But for us apartment dwellers, we typically don’t get to hand out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters. If you need some help figuring out how to make the most of your night in your apartment, we’re here for you: here’s our best advice on how to spend Halloween at home. If you want to make it a real night to remember, try to fit in as many of these activities as you can. We dare you.
Read A Scary Story
Halloween night is a perfect time to curl up with a good book. If you ask us, this is the time to dig into something scary. Edgar Allen Poe is a great author to revist for when you’re in the mood for a scary story. H.P. Lovecraft is another horror master. And, of course, there’s always Stephen King. If you remember those “Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark” books as a kid, now is a good time to revisit them for nostalgia’s sake.
Watch Horror Movies
This one is an obvious pick for us. If you’re spending Halloween night in your apartment, we recommend binging on all of your favorite horror movies. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO all have some good options available. If you’re planning for some “Netflix and chills,” check out our post on the best horror movies to watch on Netflix in October.
Carve (Or Decorate) Pumpkins
Halloween night is your last chance to carve or decorate pumpkins this season (Because let’s be real, it’s just plain weird to carve pumpkins come November 1). It also makes for a fun way to spend All-Hallows-Eve at home. If you’re into traditional jack-o-lanterns, check out our pumpkin carving hacks here. Or, if you want to branch out a bit with you pumpkin crafting, check out our post on unique pumpkin decorating ideas right here.
Get (Witch) Crafty
We love getting our craft on. If you’re wondering how to spend Halloween at home, we suggest doing some spooky crafting in your apartment. These DIY graveyard terrariums are just one idea. Pinterest is full of Halloween and fall-inspired craft projects that can turn a weeknight into your own little arts and crafts party.
Bake Something Spooky-Good
While “spooky season” is on it’s way out, the baking season is just getting started. Halloween night is a great time to finally try out a recipe you’ve been meaning to make. Baking is fun when done solo or with company. So, whether you’re having people over or spending some time alone, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll have fun. Check out some of these healthier pumpkin baking recipes we’ve previously posted here. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, all is not lost — we’ve got a list of some delicious gluten-free dessert recipes, too.
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