Although Halloween 2020 is a few weeks away, people are making plans well in advance of the big day due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This year’s holiday unquestionably has set the tone to be truly epic: it’s on a Saturday and there will be a full moon out for truly spooky fun. But, unfortunately, the pandemic has put a halt for many to candy and costumes. Several cities have already announced that they are banning trick-or-treating all together, while others are encouraging people to stay in and skip this year.
However, Halloween 2020 doesn’t have to be cancelled. Here are six tips from GoodHousekeeping.com to help your little ghouls and goblins stay socially distanced while letting the festive fun and treats rule the day.
1. Give “Ghost” Treats Create a bag full of goodies and leave them on the doorsteps of friends and neighbors with a note simply saying to “pass it on.” This way, everyone will remain socially distant, but the treat bags will still circulate.
2. Play a Halloween Game Witches Brew Bean-bag toss, Vampire hide-and-seek, or simply break out the board games or play a round of Halloween-themed charades. Let the kids dress up in their costumes and play away.
3. Scary Movie Night What better way to celebrate the scariest night of the year than with a monster movie marathon! Make sure that movies are age appropriate, make some snacks, and binge watch the scariest movies that you can find.
4. Get spooky in the kitchen Make Halloween an all day thing this year. Start out by making spooky snacks together in the kitchen. You can make it a contest to see just who creates the most horrifying delicious snacks to bring to movie night. These dishes should definitely be social media worthy.
5. Make spooky and fall crafts Halloween is just a hop skip and a jump away from Thanksgiving. Take the time to make decorations not only that feature scary creations, but use the time to make some things that can go on the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Remember, pumpkin carving is always a winner!
6. Plan a virtual Halloween party Have the kids create “Adams Family” worthy Evites and plan a virtual Halloween party. The kids can dress up, play games, dance, and even watch that same scary movie together, (Netflix allows group streamings). Remember, ghost stories always have a place at a party.
For more ideas on what you can do to safely celebrate the holiday, click here. If you already have some ideas of your own, let us know, we want to hear from you!