Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2020 will occur on Saturday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats, according to History.

1. Taste test all the best Halloween candies

As Delish, start your holiday on an extra-sweet note and put all of this season's candies to the test, that is. There are tons of new treats this year, like glow-in-the-dark chocolates and green KitKats. And do let us know: Does anyone like candy corn?!

17 Ways To Celebrate Halloween At Home That Are Anything But Boring
Halloween Candies. Photo: Delish

2. Have a scary movie marathon

Set up an outdoor cinema and screen the scariest movie suitable for your audience. For kids, films like Monsters Inc, Casper, The Witches and Hocus Pocus are the right level of scary without causing nightmares. Over 18? Try What Lies Beneath, The Ring, The Sixth Sense or go for classics like The Shining, The Exorcist and Nightmare on Elm Street. Why not set the scene with a gory Halloween feast, too?

3. Wear your costume—yes, still!

Just because you're at home doesn't mean you shouldn't step out in your funniest, spookiest, or cutest costume. Cat ears are highly encouraged.

4. Play a Halloween game

This year, you have all day to celebrate Halloween — which means you might want to plan some structured activities. A fun bean-bag or ring toss, or a game of trivia or charades is sure to be a hit.

5. Make a spooky snack

Since you might not be able to do traditional Halloween activities like going to a haunted house or trick-or-treating with friends, you can channel more of your energy into creating a stunning spread of spooky snacks.

6. Play Halloween music nonstop

There's never a bad time for a dance party, and streaming services like Spotify always curate Halloween playlists that feature throwbacks like "Thriller" and newer jams like "Midnight City."

17 Ways To Celebrate Halloween At Home That Are Anything But Boring
Dance with music. Photo: Delish

7. Host a virtual party

Zoom and Google Hangouts have become the norm for holidays this year, so send out that invite link and tell people to mark their calendars. Bonus points if everyone wears a costume for a virtual costume party—or makes a Halloween-appropriate treat to enjoy on the call!

8. Make fall crafts

Good House Keeping suggests making fall crafts. The perfect Halloween craft is one that's just as festive on October 31 as it is come Thanksgiving (that way, you can make the craft on one holiday and use it as a decoration on the next). Fortunately, there are a ton of crafts that fall into this category, such as these paint-splattered pumpkins. Simply paint pumpkins a solid color and then splatter a different color over it using a toothbrush.

17 Ways To Celebrate Halloween At Home That Are Anything But Boring
Festive treats. Photo: Good House Keeping

9. Paint your kids' faces

You don't have to be an artist to have fun with face paint. Ask your kids which design they'd like and do your best to paint it. They can even take turns painting each others' faces if they'd like.

10. Deliver festive treats to loved ones

Consider sending a delicious Halloween treat to friends and family you can't see in person. Receiving a delivery of these monster-inspired rice Krispies pops will be a bright spot on anyone's holiday.