Make Halloween Safe & Spooky with Goodwill!

Like most holidays in 2020, Halloween will be a little unusual! Staying safe this Halloween is all about avoiding large gatherings and close contact with others, which might mean putting traditions like big parties and trick-or-treating on hold.

The good news is that you can still celebrate all the fun of Halloween at home! Make your Halloween safe and enjoyable with these tips from Ohio Valley Goodwill:

Stuffed scarecrow doll on a shelf with an orange jackolantern plastic bucket.

Stuffed scarecrow doll and halloween pumpkin bucket

Host a virtual party

Going virtual is a trend for 2020, and Halloween is no exception! Why not schedule a video call party with family and friends to celebrate this Halloween? You can show off your awesome costumes, carve or decorate pumpkins, or even make a Halloween craft together. Ohio Valley Goodwill is your go-to for affordable costumes and craft supplies for all your DIY Halloween projects! 








Prepare a scary good feast

Decorate your house like a “haunted mansion” and prepare a Halloween-themed feast for your family! Here are a few ideas for savory and sweet Halloween treats:

  • Make your own pizzas with creative toppings like mozzarella cheese “mummies” and olives cut into the shape of spiders.
  • Serve up a “witch’s brew” punch made with lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda.
  • Create graveyard-themed dessert cups with crushed cookies, chocolate pudding, and mini candy pumpkins.
white dishes on a shelf at Goodwill

White Dishes from Goodwill

Once you’ve decided on your delicious dishes, head to Goodwill for great deals on glasses, silverware, tablecloths, and centerpiece décor for your table! 

Taste test Halloween candy

If your kids can’t go trick-or-treating, bring the experience home! Dress up in costumes and try some of the latest seasonal candy. You could even do a blindfolded taste test as a fun Halloween game! Or, dim the lights, put on a spooky soundtrack, and have a scavenger hunt for candy in each room of your home. As long as there’s candy involved, everyone is sure to have a good time.

Have a Halloween photoshoot

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Don’t let your fabulous Goodwill costume go to waste! Stage a Halloween photoshoot with your family or a small group of friends. Share the photos on social media or print them out for your scrapbook!

Child and Adult-sized Mannequins dressed in Bee Halloween Costumes from Goodwill

Bee Halloween Costumes from Goodwill

P.S. If you get your costume at Ohio Valley Goodwill, we’d love to see it! Tag us @cincigoodwill on Facebook and Instagram so we can like and share.









Watch a scary movie marathon

Child-sized and Adult Mannequins dressed in one-piece Pajama sets from Ohio Valley Goodwill

PJs from Goodwill

There’s nothing better than cuddling up on a chilly fall night to watch a classic horror flick or favorite Halloween cartoon! Make your space extra cozy with candles, blankets, and loungewear from Goodwill. You can even browse our selection of DVDs for movies that catch your eye. Goodwill has everything you need for the perfect movie night, for less!

With a little imagination, Halloween at home can be just as fun as ever —and Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to help you make the magic happen!

This spooky season, shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill for all your Halloween needs, at unbelievable prices. Best of all, your Goodwill purchases support life-changing programs and services for individuals with disabilities in your community. Now that’s a very good thing!

Head to your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store today!