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Fun Halloween Tips From a Local Plumber

Fun Halloween Activities to Share with the Family 

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many families are deciding to spend this Halloween in the home. But that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop; there are plenty of things families can do in the comfort of their living rooms. From baking treats to having scary movie marathons, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Create Tasty and Spooky Treats baking

Yeah, sure. Everyone’s heard of candied apples, pumpkin pie, and marshmallows that look like ghosts. But consider the following: 
  • Mummy hot dogs. For this, bakers will need two items: hotdogs and Pillsbury crescent roll dough. The instructions are pretty straightforward; cut the dough into thin rolls and wrap it around the hot dogs. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, and voila! 
  • Creepy cupcakes. Bakers can make cupcakes like they always do, following the instructions on the back of the box. The secret here is in the sauce (or frosting, rather). Using three different colored frostings (yellow, orange, and white), the possibilities are endless. Family members can decorate their cupcakes to look like ghosts. The first two frosting layers are thin spreads of yellow and orange frosting. The top should be a generous amount of white frosting. Bakers can even use chocolate chips as eyes. 
  • Candy corn on the cob. Bakers will need two things: candy corn and Pillsbury cookie dough. First, they should roll the cookie dough into thick, stout rolls. Then, they should insert the candy corn all around the roll. Refrigerate for about an hour, and it’s done! 

Keep Things Creepy with Movies! movie

Everyone loves a good fright. To curate the best “creature feature,” hosts should consider their guests - specifically, their age. After all, no one wants to subject their five-year-old to Psycho. 

The following is a list for mature audiences: 

  • Get Out 
  • The VVitch 
  • The Lighthouse 
  • Halloween 
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 
  • Sleepy Hollow 
  • The Conjuring

The following is a list for younger audiences: 

  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island 
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! 
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • Monster House 
  • Coraline 
  • Hocus Pocus 

Many streaming services, like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, offer Halloween-themed video playlists. 

Plan The Best Party

There’s truly nothing better than having a small get-together with your friends and family. However, before hosts sweat the party-throwing details, they should make sure their kitchens and bathrooms are in tip-top shape. This includes checking the bathroom’s plumbing, kitchen plumbing, and garbage disposal. The last thing anyone wants is horrified guests - and not because of the party. 

Some ideas to make for an unforgettable Halloween party include: 

  • Games, like bobbing for apples or having a scavenger hunt 
  • Costume contests
  • Scary pinatas 
  • Playing spooky video games, like Luigi’s Mansion or Resident Evil 

A classic Halloween game is mummy wrap. First, the host must create teams of two. Each team gets a roll of toilet paper. One person is the wrapper, and the other person is the mummy. The goal is to use all the toilet paper to cover the mummy from head to toe. 

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