Rebecca Burstein, Jr. Editor
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:42 PM EST
What crept up on you more this year: Halloween or that spooky storm lurking around out East? If the weather’s threatening to put a damper in your Halloween plans, try one of these fun indoor ideas to turn things around. Once you get elbows deep in DIY crafts and Halloween-themed games, the kiddies will forget about the storm brewing outdoors – and you’ll be able to breathe easy, too.
For more ideas and inspiration check out HGTV.ca’s Halloween Guide.
Here are some of the best Halloween helpers we found:
Print and Win
Printable Halloween bingo, via Makoodle.com
Cozy up for a night of family fun with this set of 13 unique bingo cards. Play with candy corn (instead of bingo markers) for an extra sweet game-time twist.
Painted pumpkins, via Houzz.com
Wondering if you should carve out those pumpkins this year? Why not add a quick circle of chalkboard paint instead. Kids will adore creating their own masterpiece for each member of the clan (and parents will love the mess-free clean up).
DIY Game Time
DIY Halloween games, via Martha Stewart
Show tots trick-or-treating isn’t the only way to let loose on Halloween. Bring pumpkin decorating indoors for a new update on the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey, or fill balloons with candy and get a few darts for a laughter-inducing challenge older kids will cherish.
Spooky Movie Night
Halloween kids movies, via Paste Magazine
Snuggle up (in costume!) for a scary movie marathon – think Bettlejuice or Ghostbusters – that’s sure to bring the whole family closer together.
Children’s tents, via thetunbridgewellsmum.com
An indoor play tent situated by the window is one of the coolest ways to storm watch. Simply gather some binoculars, colouring books, stuffed animals, blankets, and a few haunted bedtime stories to set up shop.
Want more? Here are a few of the must-see ideas from HGTV.ca’s Halloween Guide:
Halloween Decorating and Craft Ideas
Get creative this Halloween with any one of our DIY crafts (like these adorable paper lantern ghosts that can hang anywhere around the house)!
3 Halloween Mantel Ideas
Just because you want to stay warm and dry this Hallow’s Eve, doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. Deck out your mantel with our how-to-get-the-look tips and enjoy the festive feeling from the warmth of your sofa.
Host a Halloween Cocktail Party
Guests will love this classy black-and-white colour scheme, and a Halloween house party is the perfect way to stay in and get extra toasty.
For more ideas and inspiration check out our Halloween Guide.