I think the world was hoping the pandemic would start to get managed by this Halloween.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case and, at this point, it is looking more like we are going to be heading inside our homes again but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate everyone’s (or at least our) favorite holiday, Halloween!
If there is any holiday best suited for social distancing, Halloween is the one.
Some may still venture out and give some tricks and get some treats while others are on a strict no trick-or-treating policy, but by golly that doesn’t mean you still can’t get festive, set the mood, and enjoy what was originally started by our Irish relatives.
Did you know that the first Halloween celebration was actually called Samhain (pronounced “sow-wen”) which marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the winter months? Spooky right?
Anyway, we are all about enriching your home life and experience and that goes for Halloween too! Just because we are living in some uncertain times doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate our traditions and have a ghostly good time.
Halloween is set to have a full blue moon that will light up the night’s sky–an event which won’t occur again for another 19 years.
For any true Halloween enthusiast, me included, that is all you really need, but just in case you are looking for some inspiration to amp up your Halloween at Home, I’ve got you.
Set the mood
First and foremost, you need music and not just any music, a proper Halloween playlist is in order. Lauren has you covered.
Make the food
One thing I can guarantee: if you are a Midwesterner or one who dwells somewhere where there are four seasons, the temp is going to be on the chillier side. Soup is my favorite way to warm up from the inside out and, in case you are expecting visitors, it’s easy to share and feeds a crowd.
Pour the drink
No holiday is complete without a signature drink and we have just the one for you. The Apple 125, created by our friend Michael aka @themobilemixologist is the sip of the season. No joke, it’s ridiculous.
Bake a treat
Okay, okay. I know the sugar uptick is at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bake the best puffy and fluffy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies ever. Good news, the recipes yield a sh*t load.
Listen to a scary story and the history of Halloween
Lastly, have you ever wondered how Halloween got started or the haunted story behind the legend, Resurrection Mary? Take a listen to Episode 11 of our podcast, Cozy Conversations for our extra spooky Halloween episode. You can also find our podcast on Spotify and Apple iTunes.
Have a Happy Halloween at Home!