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How to Celebrate Halloween at Home!

How to Celebrate Halloween at Home!

Family watching a scary movieAre you planning on staying home this Halloween? Don’t let the scariest part be your fear of missing out. Instead, choose to have a scary good time indoors! No matter if trick or treating is canceled or you’re just looking for a relaxing night at home, this spooky guide on how to celebrate Halloween at home is for you!

Have a scary movie marathon.

You can’t celebrate Halloween without a few frights, so turn out the lights for one of the best indoor Halloween activities — a scary movie marathon! Small children will love movies like The Addams Family, Coraline, or The Corpse Bride. For teens, bring out the classics like The Sixth Sense or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Save the really spine-tingling stuff – like Paranormal Activity or the Halloween franchise – for once the kids are in bed. And if your TV is turning off by itself like a scene from Poltergeist, make sure you upgrade to a new one before you get your movie night underway.

Decorate pumpkins.

Carving pumpkins is a tradition, but it’s also messy. And unless you’ve got older children, you’re likely going to end up doing most of the carving yourself! Instead of carving Jack-O’-lanterns, buy several mini pumpkins and let your little ones decorate them with puff paint, fuzzy pom-poms, googly eyes, and stickers! Make your night even cozier and craft by firelight with an Electric Fireplace TV stand.

Make a spooky, scrumptious feast together!

Enlist the whole family to make a Halloween-themed meal (and no, eating straight from a bowl of candy doesn’t technically count as a meal!). Make personal spiderweb pizzas with this tutorial from Pillsbury, or delight your cheese-lovers with this Jack-o’-lantern quesadilla recipe from Delish. For dessert, dig into these decadent monster cupcakes… if you dare.

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Hide treats around the house for a Halloween candy hunt.

Give your kiddos the chance to fill up a basket with Halloween candy even without going door to door! Grab a few packages of their favorite candy (or other Halloween goodies) and hide them throughout your house so they can “trick or treat” at home. Don’t forget to crate any furry friends before hiding the candy; otherwise, they might beat everyone to the chocolate! Finally, crank up a Halloween playlist and cheer them on from the cozy comfort of your plush, rent-to-own recliner.

Compete in a family costume competition.

Even if everyone in the fam has perfect, polished costumes, there’s something entertaining about getting resourceful and scrounging together an outfit with what you have around the house. Set the timer for half an hour, and challenge everyone to come up with an original costume using only things you have laying around. Everyone casts a vote (and you can’t vote for yourself!), and the winner gets the coveted king-size candy bar.

Get Everything You Need for At-Home Halloween!

Bring Halloween home this year with everything you’ll need to celebrate in spooky style! From whipping up scary treats on a name-brand range to streaming your Halloween favorites on a big-screen smart TV — Rent-A-Center makes purchasing new appliances less scary with bite-sized payment plans and free delivery!

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