Safe and Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19
Like many things impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween may look a little different this year. Pumpkins, witches, ghouls, and goblins make for a scary holiday, indeed, but many of the traditional ways of celebrating Halloween will be considerably scarier this year as many activities can be high-risk. Cases are still climbing in many states, and that’s giving families doubts about being able to trick or treat safely.
A recent survey by Party City shows that 96% of parents still plan to celebrate Halloween this year. However, around 70% of respondents say they’re looking for alternatives to trick-or-treating.
Here are some suggestions on creative, COVID-friendly ways to celebrate and make Halloween magical while still keeping pandemic precautions in mind:
1. Carve Pumpkins
One of Halloween’s most common and favorite traditions is carving pumpkins. This can be a fun indoor or outdoor, socially distanced activity for you and the people in your social bubble. Alternatively, you can host a pumpkin decorating contest virtually via a video chat app.
2. Host a Spooky Movie Marathon
Pop some popcorn and put on some classic spooky movies or TV shows. You can do this one via a projector in the backyard, through Netflix Party, or just with your family bubble in the living room. Be extra festive by dressing as your favorite characters!
3. Make a Scavenger Hunt
Hide candy and other fun knick-knacks around the house. Decorate themed rooms throughout your home, hiding candy or other prizes throughout the rooms.
4. Bake Halloween Treats
Instead of buying Halloween candy this year, consider making your own at home. Ask everyone to name their favorite dessert, then make plans to prepare a spooky, homemade version of each one to enjoy on Halloween.
5. Decorate, Decorate, Decorate!
Get in the Halloween spirit by decorating your home with paper bats, pipe-cleaner spiders, or cardboard tombstones. It’s easy to get creative and make your favorite Halloween creatures out of simple craft supplies. Bonus points if you incorporate it into a virtual Halloween party!
6. Attend a Virtual Halloween Party for Friends and Family
Create a chilling playlist for everyone to dance to and have attendees show off their costumes. You can also gather remotely to carve pumpkins safely from your own homes. Interact while you craft by sharing spooky stories.
An Important Message This Halloween
This is a perfect moment to teach children the importance of protecting themselves and other people in the community. The decisions we make on this day can have a ripple effect beyond our own home.
By planning accordingly and doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your immediate community, you can still enjoy the holiday and make Halloween 2020 one to remember. If you’re excited and make the most out of it, your family will have fun, too.
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