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Top 10 Best Ways to Spend Halloween at Home in the Philippines 2020

The spookiest yet magical day of the year has come. Halloween is a celebration of sweet indulgence to goodies and colorful costumes. Its popularity grew in the country over the years, and 2020 is excitingly eerie as it coincides with the blue moon, a rare event where a second full moon happens in a single month – hence the expression “once in a blue moon.”


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us a once-in-a-blue-moon experience of not having village parties and mall-wide trick-or-treats because mass gatherings are still prohibited. But this won’t stop us from celebrating in our homes; through our guide and recommended items, we can still have a happy Halloween indoors.

  • Last updated: 10-05-2020
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How to Spend Halloween at Home – A Guide

For most Filipinos, the occasion does not stop on October 31st because the following two days are also holidays: All Saints’ Day on November 1st, and All Souls’ Day on November 2nd. This is a time to remember our departed loved ones by offering candles and prayers for their souls.


There is a wide array of options in spending Halloween in the comfort of our homes, and we can still have a family party or a small gathering of close friends. It does not have to be expensive, but what’s important is we make fun-filled and unforgettable moments.  

Identify the Interests of Your Family Members or Guests

Identify the Interests of Your Family Members or Guests

We hear you! Staying indoors for quite some time now can get really boring. To pull off activities that would hype up your family and friends to celebrate even in these trying times, you can do a quick survey with your family and friends.


Ask them what activities they would want to do. You can even add more excitement by creating an invitation-only event page on Facebook or group chat.

Identify the Interests of Your Family Members or Guests

Collate these ideas, and evaluate if they are feasible to do. You may also consider doing activities that you have not yet done, and do them at your Halloween home party for the first time – scary at first but it would be fun!


Some would want to watch movies, others would love to have parlor games and board games. Several kids would opt to have arts and crafts, while some families and adults would love bonding by preparing Halloween recipes together. 


For best results, create a program that includes a combination of these activities. Planning ahead can help you prepare with the logistics needed such as props, ambient music and other materials for a full Halloween experience. 

Decide a Theme for Your Indoor Halloween Celebration

Decide a Theme for Your Indoor Halloween Celebration

A Halloween theme does not have to be grand because mass gatherings are still prohibited. Setting up theme decorations adds value to fun memories that will surely be worth reminiscing years after. 


You can go for the traditional horror themes such as vampires, witches and werewolves, or localized versions like aswang, duwende and kapre with the typical black and orange motif. 

Decide a Theme for Your Indoor Halloween Celebration

However, many Filipinos would not opt to have such scary themes, especially those with children who are experiencing nightmares. With this, non-scary themes are perfect for those who would love the idea of Halloween as a feel-good magical party without highlighting its dark history.


There are more choices to consider in non-scary Halloween themes from cartoons, dream jobs, movie and TV series, and even food – with more out-of-the-box motifs and playful color palettes. Check out our top 10 and other websites to gain more creative ideas.

Determine the Menu and the Number of Guests

Determine the Menu and the Number of Guests

Spending the Halloween at home will not be worthwhile without food! Preparing extra special meals would definitely be great but they need not to be pricey. Some are even made of ordinary ingredients but with creative garnishing and plating, they are truly a visual and gastronomical feast.


Also, identify the guests’ food preferences and restrictions for an enjoyable meal. Dinner is the ideal Halloween celebration mealtime, especially if you plan to check out the blue moon this year, but lunch or afternoon snacks will work fine as well.

Determine the Menu and the Number of Guests

Souvenir candies and chocolates would be a definite a treat, since door-to-door trick-or-treat is not yet allowed. For kids with restrictions on sweets, matchbox-size trinkets and toys are excellent alternatives. Don’t forget the jack-o’-lantern containers!


Count the number of guests to prepare enough food. As per ruling under community quarantine, limit the number of guests - up to 10, including those living in the host house. For a safer event with more guests, throw out a virtual party and if possible, plan to have identical food menu to make it closer to a real one.

Top 10 Best Ways to Spend Halloween at Home

Here are ten innovative ways to spend Halloween at home in extraordinary and memorable ways. You can mix several activities to make it more fun-filled. 

1

Telescoping Marshmallow and BBQ Roasting Forks

From ₱547

CategoryKitchen Supplies
Ideal forGrilling, Marshmallow Roasting, Campfire
Other NotesLazada link offers free 20 pcs of 9 1/2 inch - barbecue bamboo sticks
2

Harry Potter Films DVD 1 - 8

From ₱528.2

CategoryEntertainment
Ideal forMovie Marathon
Other NotesComplete 8 Films in One Disc Box
3

Reversible Red & Black Cloak

From ₱350

CategoryClothes
Ideal forCosplay, Costume Party
Other NotesLazada link offers free Eye Mask
4

FityleHalloween LED Castle Lanterns

Fityle-58027444

From ₱171

CategoryDecors, Props
Ideal forHalloween Party Light
Other NotesBuilt-in Button Batteries
5

HasbroPie Face Sky High Game

From ₱750

CategoryToy, Board Game
Ideal forParlor Game, Fun Challenge
Other NotesWhipped Cream Not Included
6
CategoryFood with Toy
Ideal forChallenge Game
Other NotesWeird and Wild Flavors Included As Challenge
7

Cake Decorating Tool Set

From ₱694

CategoryKitchen Supplies
Ideal forCake and Pastry Making
Other Notes52 Pieces of Cake Decorating Sets
8

ImagicFace and Body Paint

From ₱526

CategoryCosmetics
Ideal forCosplay, Character Photoshoot
Other NotesAvailable in 2 palettes with 12 colors each, Lazada link offers Free Brushes
9

PicoPumpkin Buckets

From ₱59

CategoryToys
Ideal forSouvenirs
Other NotesAvailable in Orange and Black
10

IdentityLadies' Socks with Halloween Prints

From ₱99

CategoryClothes
Ideal forParties, Physical Activities
Other NotesBrowse the Online Store for Male Socks

Compare the Best Ways to Spend Halloween at Home

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Telescoping Marshmallow and BBQ Roasting Forks 1

2
Harry Potter Films DVD 1 - 8 1

3
Reversible Red & Black Cloak 1

4
Fityle Halloween LED Castle Lanterns 1

Fityle

5
Hasbro Pie Face Sky High Game 1

Hasbro

6
Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Spinner 1

Jelly Belly

7
Cake Decorating Tool Set 1

8
Imagic Face and Body Paint 1

Imagic

9
Pico Pumpkin Buckets 1

Pico

10
Identity Ladies' Socks with Halloween Prints 1

Identity

Name

Telescoping Marshmallow and BBQ Roasting Forks

Harry Potter Films DVD 1 - 8

Reversible Red & Black Cloak

Halloween LED Castle Lanterns

Pie Face Sky High Game

Bean Boozled Spinner

Cake Decorating Tool Set

Face and Body Paint

Pumpkin Buckets

Ladies' Socks with Halloween Prints

Features

Enjoy Campfire Barbecue and S'mores under the Blue Moon

Make the Movie Marathon Magically Memorable

Wear a Multi-functional Costume and Get Ready for a Photoshoot

Glow Up Your Home with Lighted Halloween Decorations

Whip Up Some Thrilling Games To Boost the Excitement

Munch Some Flavorful Trick-or-Treat Candies with a Twist

Bake and Decorate Halloween Cakes with the Family

Do Arts and Crafts with the Face and Body as Canvas

Treat Your Kids and Neighbors with Halloween Candies

Plants versus Zoomba: An Online Workout Party

Price Starts at₱547₱528.2₱350₱171₱750₱315₱694₱526₱59₱99
CategoryKitchen SuppliesEntertainmentClothesDecors, PropsToy, Board GameFood with ToyKitchen SuppliesCosmeticsToysClothes
Ideal forGrilling, Marshmallow Roasting, CampfireMovie MarathonCosplay, Costume PartyHalloween Party LightParlor Game, Fun ChallengeChallenge GameCake and Pastry MakingCosplay, Character PhotoshootSouvenirsParties, Physical Activities
Other NotesLazada link offers free 20 pcs of 9 1/2 inch - barbecue bamboo sticks Complete 8 Films in One Disc BoxLazada link offers free Eye MaskBuilt-in Button BatteriesWhipped Cream Not IncludedWeird and Wild Flavors Included As Challenge52 Pieces of Cake Decorating SetsAvailable in 2 palettes with 12 colors each, Lazada link offers Free Brushes Available in Orange and BlackBrowse the Online Store for Male Socks
Link

Halloween S'mores Candy Apple Recipe

Steve Owens shared in his YouTube video about creating his signature Halloween recipe. Green apples are fruity-licious, and s'mores are consistent Halloween campfire treat. But putting them together? It's an gooey, yummy dessert that deserves a place in our tables and tummies.


Ingredients:

  • 6 Granny Smith Apples
  • 6 Sticks
  • 2 tablespoons / 30g of Butter
  • 1 large bag of Marshmallows
  • 6-8 Digestive Biscuits or Graham Crackers
  • 250g / 9oz of Chocolate

Procedure:


  1. Take your Apple ‘stick’ and gently push it two-thirds of the way into each apple, then set the apples to one side.
  2. In a saucepan melt the butter and slowly add the marshmallows. Stir continually until they have completely melted. Then take each apple and gently dip and cover with the melted marshmallow.
  3. Allow any excess to drip off and place the apple onto a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and then place in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
  4. Whilst waiting for the marshmallow to become more firm, crush the cookies and melt the chocolate.
  5. Once the marshmallow is set remove from the fridge and remove from the waxed paper. Use kitchen scissors to cut the apple free from the paper.
  6. Dip each apple into the melted chocolate about two thirds of the way up. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and then immediately dip into the crushed cookies.
  7. Once again stand on a cookie sheet to set. Repeat the process until you have all your apples coated.
  8. Allow to set and enjoy!

Kids Can Do: Easy Crafts DIY Halloween Decor

Get inspired with this video from Crafts for Kids and get a little more creative and have fun with the kids by making these Halloween crafts that you can use as a decor too! All you need are some popsicle sticks, paint and other coloring materials, construction paper, and glue


Liven up or make some rooms in your house spooky with some paper chain garlands! Print it on orange and other colored papers or print in black and white, color it in, and hang it. 


Additionally, you can also place some mini electric candles all over the room. Turn those mini lights on, switch off your main light, and enjoy the night exchanging some horror stories! 

No Tricks, All Treats

No Tricks, All Treats

We have more items that you can consider to purchase to celebrate Halloween and extend them to observe All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day. Check out our articles below and we hope to give you more ideas.

Summary

Halloween and other holidays need not to be gloomy just because of the pandemic. Our lives are already a blessing worth celebrating, so there is always a reason to be joyful in every circumstance. Also, Undas is celebrated in the following days, so let us not forget to remember our departed loved ones.


We hope that you are able to get some ideas to pull off a stay-at-home Halloween activities that you can enjoy. And we look forward that you will share with us a thing or two by tagging us on our Instagram and Facebook page

 
Author: Roel Pillas Malubay

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