Traditional trick-or-treating, crowded costume parties, and indoor haunted houses may be out this year, but that doesn’t mean wicked Halloween fun can’t be had. Here, how we’re reinventing the Halloween experience.
1. PORCH DECOR | NEAT METHOD
Add some major fall flair to your porch with festive DIY wreaths (how scary good is this bat one?!), mums, and stacks on stacks of pumpkins.
2. PITCHER | OVER THE MOON
Whip up a big batch of “witch’s brew!” Try this pumpkin punch recipe or baked apple and pear sparkling sangria. (Leave out the liquor to make them mocktails.) Serve ‘em up with some spooky cocktail napkins.
3. ALPACA THROW | PARACHUTE
Transform your living room into a haunted house and have a family Halloween movie marathon with lots of cozy blankets, string lights, and bowls of candy to mix in with your popcorn. Some of our fave October 31 flicks include Hocus Pocus and Little Shop Of Horrors.
4. ALL-PURPOSE BLEACH ALTERNATIVE | THE LAUNDRESS
Hold a virtual jack-o-lantern contest, then keep yours smiling by sprinkling our chlorine-free formula inside to halt rot.
5. STAIN BRUSH | THE LAUNDRESS
Make stains go poof with this must-have stain brush that works your stain solution deep into the fibers of fabrics.
6. PINATA | MERI MERI
Pinatas = trick or treating without actually trick or treating.
8. GLOW IN THE DARK TOTE | MAISONETTE
Set up a family scavenger hunt indoors or outside in the yard. Use this bag or hand-decorated brown paper bags to collect your sweet finds.
9. TOTE | THE LAUNDRESS
Customize your own clean bundle and get this tote (perfect for collecting candy or using as a reusable shopping or travel bag).
11. NO-SEW SUPERHERO MASK
Instead of buying a costume, make your own with clothing or materials you’ve already got. Now’s also the perfect time for the kids to get in touch with their creative side. Sign them up for an online Halloween crafting class!
12. HAND SOAP | THE LAUNDRESS
Even though you likely won’t be going door to door trick-or-treating this year, we recommend washing up frequently, and especially before digging into sweets. This formula won’t dry out your hands, no matter how much you use it.
13. CANDY CLOTHESLINE
Hang some candy (and Laundress goodies — our Wash & Stain Bar is perfect for removing stains from hard candy!) on a clothesline, low enough for kids in the neighborhood to grab on Halloween night.
14. ALL-PURPOSE CLEANING CONCENTRATE | THE LAUNDRESS
Clean up sticky spills and messes from floors and countertops with our plant-derived solution.
15. STAIN SOLUTION | THE LAUNDRSS
Remove spooky stains like chocolate and jack-o-lantern goo with our magic potion-like stain remover. Pair with our Stain Brush (#5) for the ultimate stain disappearing act.
16. PRINTABLE YOU’VE BEEN BOOED CARDS | ETSY
Make “booing” your new neighborhood tradition! Leave “anonymous” treats like baked goods outside the front doors of friends, neighbors, or community members you know could use a treat. We highly suggest whipping up a batch of delish pumpkin bread or pumpkin spice magic bars. And since doing good=feeling good, consider donating or starting a fundraiser for Trick or Treat For Unicef. Their virtual program generates a personalized code you can post on social media or send via email to encourage friend and family donations.