Halloween at Home 2020

Halloween may be a bit different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but never fear it is not cancelled! The Flower Shop Southampton team have some ideas up their sleeves to celebrate Halloween safely at home this year with the family.

Read on for Halloween at Home ideas...if you dare....

Boo-rilliant Baking

A fang-tastic activity for kids (and big kids!) to enjoy on October 31st. Grab your mixing bowls and aprons to make these delicious Halloween Cookies from the BBC recipes. It is great fun getting creative with the cookie decoration at the end – using icing, mini marshmallows, sprinkles and gummy sweets. Who can design the best spooky Cookie?

Scary Movie Marathon

Turn off all the lights, light some candles, grab the popcorn, have a cushion ready to cover your eyes and prepare for fright night with a scary movie marathon! Netflix and Amazon have some great movies from the past few decades which can still give us spine-tingling chills. For adults you can’t go wrong with horror films such as Carrie, Shaun of the Dead, IT, 28 Days Later, Jaws and the classic The Shining. Looking for more kid friendly films? Try The Witches, Casper, Goosebumps, Monsters INC and The Addams Family.

Halloween Flowers

Our talented Southampton florist team love a creative challenge! And Halloween is a great theme to work with, as we can have lots of fun designing something spook-tacular just for you. From pumpkin floral centre pieces for the table to door wreaths, let us know your brief and we can get building - get in touch with our flower team today!

Here is a Pumpkin inspired floral design we made last year for a corporate client. We used Autumnal leaves, seasonal foliage, red berries and physalis, and hung mini orange lanterns from spooky twigs. Effective, fun and a great talking point for guests and visitors.

Pumpkin bowling

Start saving up empty tins or drinks bottles, which are ideal for this fun Halloween game. Using the tins as pins (you can even embellish the tins by sticking on scary Halloween characters as decoration) and pumpkins as the balls, you then have your own Halloween bowling game which all the family can enjoy getting involved in. We find the small, round pumpkins work best for bowling!

Virtual trick and treating

This year is different for us all, but we can still do some virtual trick or treating thanks to Skype or Zoom. Encourage the children to get crafty making their Halloween fancy dress outfits – amazing what you can do with some old towels, toilet roll cardboard, coloured paper and paint! Then enjoy taking them trick or treating virtually – no need to leave the comfy sofa at home this year.


Halloween at Home 2020