Crafts & Costumes
Who doesn’t love arts and crafts? Give your followers a glimpse of your favorite ways to decorate your space around the spookiest holiday, or share some progress pics of your jack-o-laterns while you carve. Better yet, up the ante with a downloadable PDF of your design so they can recreate it.
Costume ideas are always appreciated – especially quick ones that are easy to execute in a pinch. Maybe do a round-up of your kids’ costumes over the years, or a step-by-step of how you’re creating a costume from scratch. Invite your followers to join you on the project and tag you in their finished products.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins
Food bloggers, this is your time to shine. There are so many wonderful recipes involving pumpkins and who doesn’t love a seasonal dish?
Try thinking outside the pie tin! Remix a pumpkin bread recipe, pumpkin chilli, toasting seeds, or even try your hand at pumpkin mashed potatoes. Compile a list of your fave recipes and encourage your followers to level-up their baking skills.
Fear-O-Meter for Your Favorite Flicks
Hot take, but I think Halloween movies are the best of the holiday-themed movie genre – I mean, the range. Whether or not you agree, I’d put money on you having a favorite Halloween classic or two – even if scary isn’t your thing! From feel-good flicks like Practical Magic to classics like Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin, a scary-rating of some of these for kids(ish) flicks might be a valuable resource to some of your followers, especially since the usual Halloween fun will likely be off limits because of social distancing orders. Take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of your faves with friends and kids – and let others know what you think an appropriate age to share them with might be.
Speaking of celebratory alternatives, your followers will love your suggestions as to how to keep the family happy (or yourself occupied!) when costume parties and bobbing for apples are so (sadly) 2019.
Take snaps from a costumed Zoom call, share pics of spooky treats you’re making from home in lieu of the one’s you’d get by knocking on a neighbors door, or encourage your followers to learn a thing or to about the holiday’s origin!
Utilize Those Halloween Trends & Filters
There’s always an uptick in traffic to certain tags or use of certain filters around a holiday or a big event. Do a little research into tags that seem to be trending – and see what your fellow creators are doing!
For example: have you been seeing the #GhostChallenge photoshoot trend around as much as I have? People are donning old bedsheets and taking some seriously stunning, too cute to be scary pics on film cameras. My fave? Definitely this dog’s take – shout out to Gouda’s owners for this amazing shoot!