Fun ways to enjoy a spooktacular Halloween at home

Posted: October 09, 2020 | Word Count: 624

Halloween 2020 may look different than in years past, but that doesn't mean you can't have tons of fun with your family and friends. The traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating may not happen as many people prefer to stay socially distant, so consider these fun and easy ideas for making the most of this spooktacular holiday — all throughout the month — at home.

Decorations galore

Because you'll be at home, this is the year to go all out with Halloween decorations, both indoors and outside. You can go classic with pumpkins and cobwebs or scary with skeletons, monsters and more. Transform your yard into a spooky graveyard with gravestones and spiders. You can even personalize the gravestones with funny names and quirky remarks that will really reflect your household’s personality. Make decorating a family activity and everyone will enjoy creating Halloween decor and getting the house festive and frightful.

Candy scavenger hunt

Instead of traditional trick-or-treating, stay home and enjoy a candy scavenger hunt and fill bags with plenty of tasty treats. You can hide candy and clues that lead kids (and adults!) from one location to the next, maybe adding some funny or frightful surprises along the way. A fun idea for outdoors is a glow-in-the-dark treat hunt. Using, for example, plastic eggs, give them a Halloween twist when you plan an after-dark hunt. Fill your clues of choice with small neon glow bracelets and necklace pieces so they illuminate in the dark, along with candy and other treats. Hide them throughout your garden and when the sun goes down, the adventure starts!

Closet-ready costumes

As you maybe choose to extend your Halloween celebration to the days leading up to the holiday, be sure to select a versatile costume that you can wear multiple times. For example, a black tracksuit and ears make a great cat. A robe and some hair curlers are a funny old lady. Pull out a plain white shirt and permanent marker and write "Error 404: Costume not found." You might even have fun by dressing up as each other for Halloween, so mom dresses as dad and vice versa. You already have all the costume pieces right in your closet!

Halloween movie nights

Whether it's a kid-friendly flick, a compelling thriller, a Hitchcockian mystery, or an eccentric cult classic, choose from a huge selection of movies to get in the Halloween mood with the TiVo Stream 4K. With TiVo+ on the TiVo Stream 4K alongside all of your favorite streaming platforms, you can find an incredible array of horror content, live or streaming, within a single search interface. Plus, you get 140 free channels! In the run up to Halloween, TiVo has special offers with horror and supernatural fiction channel Shudder and See’s Candies, both perfect for your Halloween movie viewing party. Check out for more ideas.

Virtual Halloween celebrations

You may not be able to see friends and family in person, but that doesn't mean you can't use your favorite video app to hang out in costume. Turn on some tunes and boogie like the boogieman or watch a Halloween movie together over video. Even consider cozying up by a bonfire and streaming a scary movie on a projector, setting it up in front of a white sheet or the side of your house. For all your movie- and TV-viewing needs, the TiVo Stream 4K offers stunning picture and sound quality with 4K UHD, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos, all for $49.99 plus special partner promotions at, Amazon and Walmart.

You can make the most of Halloween this year by thinking outside the box and trying some new activities. From streaming movies to virtual parties and so much more, you may just start a new tradition.

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