As COVID-19 changes the way we can spend time with family, there are some creative ways to keep some traditions alive. Decorating and carving pumpkins, choosing costumes, and making delicious treats are just some of the traditions kids and even adults look forward to every year. And just because Halloween might look a little different this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun while staying safe and avoiding the scare of high-risk exposure to the virus.
Decorate Your House
The perfect way to celebrate Halloween is to decorate! Decorating your house and yard is not only for Christmas. Get creative for Halloween! Bring out the spooky inflatables, skeletons, and spider webs. Set up a fog machine and create your own outdoor haunted house! Your neighbors will enjoy the spooky display!
One of the best Halloween traditions is carving and decorating pumpkins! You can set up a table outside for the activity. This is the perfect way to keep everyone socially distanced while still having fun. You can even turn it into a pumpkin decorating contest! Most stores carry carving kits at a reasonable price as well as cutouts to create the spookiest pumpkins. If you chose to paint, acrylic paint is best to decorate pumpkins without using sharp tools. This is an activity that’s fun for the whole family.
Get creative for Halloween! Bring out the spooky inflatables, skeletons, and spider webs. Set up a fog machine and create your own outdoor haunted house! Your neighbors will enjoy the spooky display!
Bake Sweet Treats
Whether you are baking cookies or pumpkin pie, Halloween can still be sweet this year. There’s nothing better than making Halloween-themed treats with your family. Put on a Halloween movie in the background and grab your favorite recipes. For additional fun, try Facetiming with loved ones outside of your home and make the recipes together! Check out these Halloween treat recipes.
Have a Halloween Movie Night
Gather the people in your household, grab a blanket and popcorn and turn on your favorite scary movies. You can even dress as your favorite characters! This tradition is timeless as there are many family favorites to choose from, such as the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. To follow social distance guidelines, you can also set up an outdoor movie by using projectors and screens and stream movies from a laptop.
You’ve Been Booed!
This fun and somewhat new Halloween tradition is easy, and great for socially distanced fun! It only requires a bag or basket, a few treats, and a couple of printable instructions. It’s a great way to spread the spirit of Halloween throughout your neighborhood and your community. Your neighbors will love it and it’s a gift that keeps on giving! For full instructions, learn more here.