Halloween is a fun holiday for children and teens alike, so it may be difficult to totally forgo Halloween this year. Some Halloween traditions may look a little different due to COVID-19 in order to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. However, there are still ways that families can have fun while avoiding the risk of being exposed to or spreading the virus. The most important tip that we have for you is to keep doing what we have been doing- wear your masks, practice good hygiene, social distance while in public, and avoid crowded areas.
If you are opting to stay in for Halloween, here are some fun ways to celebrate:
Leave treats at your neighbor’s door.
Create a small bag of candy and other Halloween goodies for a friend or neighbor and leave it on their doorstep with a little note! This is a fun way to spread some holiday cheer while staying socially distanced.
Participate in a virtual costume contest.
At this point, we are all pros at virtual parties, so let’s take the costume contest to the web! Set up a meeting with your friends and get all dressed up in your best costume. Have one person judge and the winner gets a. e-gift card!
Have a scary movie night.
Nothing screams Halloween like screaming at a scary movie! You can find classic horror films, kid-friendly movies, and really scary movies on all major streaming services.
This is one Halloween tradition that’s safe and as fun as ever! As always, just be careful to avoid pumpkin carving injuries.
Make Halloween inspired treats.
Get everyone in the kitchen and cook up some fun Halloween snacks! Whether you choose marshmallow cookies or ghost brownies, you are sure to have fun.
Get recipes here.
Make Fall DIY crafts.
Make a fun Fall craft this week to display all season long! 2020 has been the year of DIY (thanks quarantine), so why not make something fun for the season?
Gather the family in the backyard and make a quick splattered pumpkin craft. Simply paint the pumpkins one color and take 1-3 different colors on a paintbrush and splatter them on the pumpkin. Let it dry overnight and display them in the house! For pumpkins that will last all season, buy plastic ones.
See more crafts here.
Play a Halloween game.
This year, you may be celebrating Halloween all day so there is time for some fun games! A bean bag toss, hide-and-seek, or a trivia game are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
If you are planning on going out on Halloween, click here to read about how to stay safe while going out.