21 last-minute ways to safely celebrate Halloween at home

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Here's how to throw the perfect last-minute Halloween bash at home.
With Halloween this year looking drastically different due to COVID-19, here's how to make the most of it at home with games, candy and decorations.

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Halloween is just a few days away — and we can’t wait to celebrate the spookiest time of year as safely as possible.

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While most plans for parties and trick-or-treating have been changed this year due to COVID-19, many people are opting to make the most of Halloween at home.

Thanks to costumes, decorations, pumpkin carving and candy hunts, there are tons of fun and creative ways to have a Happy Halloween with those within your bubble.

From places such as Walmart, Amazon and Etsy, we’ve gathered some of our favourite last-minute Halloween-themed decor, candy and games that we think would make a great addition to your monster mash at home!

Stock up on some last-minute candy

Indulge your sweet tooth this Halloween with these bite-size treats!

NESTLÉ Mini Halloween Assorted Chocolate & Candy

NESTLÉ Mini Halloween Assorted Chocolate & Candy.
NESTLÉ Mini Halloween Assorted Chocolate & Candy.

SHOP IT: Amazon, from $31

Cadbury Chocolate Assorted Fun Treats Candy

Cadbury Chocolate Assorted Fun Treats Candy.
Cadbury Chocolate Assorted Fun Treats Candy.

SHOP IT: Walmart, $10 (originally $15)

Dylan’s Candy Bar - Assorted Bulk Bags

Dylan's Candy Bar - Halloween Candy.
Dylan's Candy Bar - Halloween Candy.

SHOP IT: Dylan’s Candy Bar - from $5 per pack

HERSHEY'S 105ct Assorted Bulk Chocolate Bars

HERSHEY'S 105ct Assorted Bulk Chocolate Bars.
HERSHEY'S 105ct Assorted Bulk Chocolate Bars.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $18 (originally $21)

Spooky Halloween Decor

Even if it’s just you and your immediate family at home — why not set the scene for a haunted Halloween bash?

Halloween Decoration Kit

There are tons of last-minute Halloween decorations you can find on Amazon.
There are tons of last-minute Halloween decorations you can find on Amazon.

This 43-piece decor kit has everything you need to make a feature wall or candy table.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $29

20 White Ghost Halloween Napkins

These little ghost-shaped napkins make the perfect addition to any Halloween table.
These little ghost-shaped napkins make the perfect addition to any Halloween table.

These little ghost shaped napkins make the perfect addition to any Halloween table.

SHOP IT: Etsy, $6

LUTER 80 x 196 Inches Halloween Creepy Cloth

Transform your home with this spooky black gauze.
Transform your home with this spooky black gauze.

Add some Hocus Pocus to your home decor with this multi-purpose black gauze — great for draping on walls and tables.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $19

Halloween Skeleton with moveable joints

Moveable skeletons of different sizes are available at Walmart.
Moveable skeletons of different sizes are available at Walmart.

These creepy guests make the perfect addition to any at-home Halloween party.

SHOP IT: Walmart, from $25

71" Life Size Hanging Animated Talking Witch Halloween

Life-size witch will give visitors a fright.
Life-size witch will give visitors a fright.

Think of this life-size witch as the stand-in until Elf on the Shelf season begins.

If you’re still looking for your own costume, take a look at this general list of ideas. Looking for something more specific? We have you covered with pop-culture costumes, Disney costumes, some budget friendly options and even some do-it-yourself makeup ideas to try at home.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $45 (originally $50)

Tarot Table Cloth

Set the table for your Halloween feast with this witchy table cloth.
Set the table for your Halloween feast with this witchy table cloth.

Set the table for your Halloween fest with this witchy tarot-inspired table cloth.

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $20 ($15 USD)

50-Count Black Paper Plates

Spooky treats deserve equally spooky plates!
Spooky treats deserve equally spooky plates!

Serve up some sweet treats on these festive spider web plates. If you’re looking for some last-minute candy to buy online, we’ve also got you covered.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $33

Skull Shaped Spoon Stainless Steel Teaspoon

Skull shaped cutlery is the perfect addition to any Halloween feast.
Skull shaped cutlery is the perfect addition to any Halloween feast.

These skull shaped spoons are the perfect addition to any Halloween feast!

SHOP IT: Walmart, $9 (originally $20)

Witchy Pastel Halloween Decor 4pc Paper Coaster Set

These paper coasters might be too cute to only use during Halloween!
These paper coasters might be too cute to only use during Halloween!

These paper coasters might be too cute to only use during Halloween!

SHOP IT: Etsy, $12

Lyhope Spider Halloween Lights, 40 LED 13.5ft

Create a ghoulish atmosphere with these light-up creepy-crawlers.
Create a ghoulish atmosphere with these light-up creepy-crawlers.

Create a ghoulish atmosphere with these light-up creepy crawlers.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $16 (originally $23)

Gothic Spine Candles (3 Pack)

These spooky candles are perfect for any Halloween table.
These spooky candles are perfect for any Halloween table.

These creepy candles set the mood for any haunting tale.

If you’re in need of even more decorations, refer to this list ahead of the spookiest day of the year.

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $39 ($30 USD)

Fun Halloween Games and Activities

With many families opting out of trick-or-treating, why not stay in and have your own fun?

Halloween Trivia Game

Print these Halloween Trivia games at home and enjoy quizzing your family.
Print these Halloween Trivia games at home and enjoy quizzing your family.

Test your knowledge and play this printable bundle Halloween Trivia Game with the entire family.

SHOP IT: Etsy, $21 (originally $27)

100 Pumpkin Carving Stencils: Halloween Patterns

Last minute pumpkin carving ideas for the family.
Last minute pumpkin carving ideas for the family.

Enjoy some quality time carving pumpkins with little ones at home with these easy-to-use stencils.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $8

Halloween Ring Toss

This blow-up ring toss game is the perfect choice for an at-home Halloween party.
This blow-up ring toss game is the perfect choice for an at-home Halloween party.

This blow-up ring toss game is a great activity for the family indoors.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $27

Ghostly Tales: Spine Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age

GHOSTLY TALES: SPINE-CHILLING STORIES OF THE VICTORIAN AGE
GHOSTLY TALES: SPINE-CHILLING STORIES OF THE VICTORIAN AGE

Settle in for some scary stories...if you dare.

SHOP IT: Indigo, $33

Stream Halloween Classics on Disney Plus

"Hocus Pocus"is just one of the movies available to stream on Disney Plus.
"Hocus Pocus"is just one of the movies available to stream on Disney Plus.

There are tons of Halloween classics available on Disney Plus, including “Hocus Pocus.”

SHOP IT: Disney Plus

Horror Trivia Card Game

Test your horror genre knowledge this Halloween.
Test your horror genre knowledge this Halloween.

Test your knowledge of the horror genre — or play remotely with your friends through video-calls!

SHOP IT: Amazon, $36

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