8 Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Home


Let’s start off by stating the obvious: we don’t know what will be happening during Halloween, but CDC has made their recommendation. So we want to prepare for an alternative celebration.

The trick to this treat? Let’s reframe seasonal Halloween rituals, while celebrating with loved ones in a safe, socially-distant way. 

These fun recommendations are sure to be a spooktacular hit!

Trick-or-Treat Goodie Bags

Assemble a variety of candy-filled bags to share with friends, neighbors and even essential workers like the mailman, food delivery drivers and our Amazon angel from UPS. These “handy” bags can easily be left on your front porch for a quick grab-and-go happy.

Boo(ze) a Neighbor

Share the scare with a neighbor! Start a “You’ve Been Boo-ed” or “You’ve Been Boo-zed” in your neighborhood. We’ve created FREE printables for you!

Halloween Piñata

Fill a Halloween themed piñata and let the kids get showered with candy and treats.

The Great Mini Pumpkin Hunt

Think Easter Egg Hunt but with mini pumpkins. Scatter them throughout your yard for a fun pumpkin hunt! Once they are all found, paint and decorate them.

Candy Hide and Seek

Hide candy throughout the house. Play spooky music, turn off the lights and hand your kids a flashlight! They will have a blast finding candy in the dark!

Halloween Charcuterie

What’s better then cheese and candy? Halloween-themed cheese and candy on a board! Order yours from Party Girls.

Halloween Charcuterie. Photo courtesy of Party Girls

Virtual Trick-or-Treating

How can trick-or-treating go virtual? The makers of Mars Wrigley have found a way by creating a virtual trick-or-treating app!

Get Your Yard Boo-ed

Send your friends or family a “boo” from you!

Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport will place 25-30 cute little ghosts in the yard of your choice (in Gulfport, Long Beach, or Pass Christian).

This isn’t just a treat to those you “boo.” Proceeds will help provide critical resources to children in our community like meals, healthcare, winter coats, shoes & clothing!

Click here for more information and to order.

Disclaimer: As we all adapt to an uncertain time with COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are monitoring the news and CDC websites carefully. We at Gulf Coast Moms Blog support all moms and the decisions they make for their family. We will also be writing content regarding local Halloween events and pumpkins patches that meet CDC guidelines.
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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.