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Ways to celebrate Halloween from home

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OCTOBER 25, 2022

Let’s face it, after the pandemic you may have become more introverted, finding comfort in spending time in your house instead of going out. If you’re kind of tired of the usual party scene in Berkeley and want to spend some time celebrating Halloween this year from home, we at The Daily Clog have the perfect list of activities for you to do! 

Make spooky baskets for your friends 

Show your friends you’re thinking about them this month by making them festive Halloween gift baskets. Get a treat bucket and fill it with some of their favorite candies, Halloween treats and cute themed gifts. If you’re especially missing your family during this time of the year, you can even make a couple for them as a fun surprise. For the person who loves gift-giving, this is the best way to celebrate the holiday while making others smile.

Make Halloween haunted gingerbread houses

Gingerbread houses aren’t always for Christmas. As a holiday focused on candy and sweets, Halloween is the perfect time to make a haunted gingerbread house! Once you have the regular supplies for a gingerbread house like graham crackers and frosting, add some Halloween touches by getting black or orange frosting, candy ghosts,or candy corn. If you have a sweet tooth and want to celebrate the holiday in a more laid-back way, this is perfect for you. 

Paint a pumpkin

Putting a spin on the classic Halloween activity of carving pumpkins, painting a pumpkin is a much less messy alternative, which makes it perfect for dorms or small spaces! If you happen to be an artist, you can paint whatever you want without being held back by the small tools you have in carving kits. They even last longer too, which is an added plus! If you don’t want to celebrate alone, you can even invite over a couple of friends and have a movie night while making your best creations. 

Host a tarot card reading party

If you want to throw a small party with a couple friends, why not add a tarot reader to tell you what the future holds for this semester and beyond? Tarot readers can be a little expensive though. So, if you don’t want to break the bank, you can also try your hand at Tarot reading yourself! Grab a deck of oracle cards, study what each might mean and try reading your friend’s fortunes. If you aren’t the best at it by the time of your party, that’s okay too because it will give your friends some fun entertainment! 

Prepare a Halloween-themed dinner

If sweets aren’t really your thing, there are a ton of Halloween-themed dinner recipes online that you can try making! If you are looking for smaller, more stubble Halloween recipes, you can try making pumpkin soup or pumpkin chili. But, if you’re looking for something more fun or lighthearted you can find recipes like Jack O’ Lantern mac n’ cheese stuffed bell peppers or cute mummy hot dogs. Whatever you end up making, it’ll be a good pairing for the perfect Halloween night. 

Although the pressure to go out and party on Halloween night can be strong, always remember that it’s okay to be more of a homebody around the holidays. There are a ton of ways you can celebrate at home that can be just as fun as partying. With this list, we hope you got some creative ideas on how to spend your Halloween and can enjoy the time you have to yourself on Halloween weekend!

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OCTOBER 25, 2022