If you love the holidays and you spend weeks prepping for Halloween, you’ll want to have some alternative options at the ready. Throughout 2020, celebrations have had to be curtailed or postponed due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. With many areas still subject to lockdowns and social distancing, take a look at these top tips for planning a pandemic-friendly Halloween:
1Decorate your home
You may not be able to celebrate Halloween in your usual way this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out with your decorations. If you want to make up for what you’re missing out on, you could even add a few extra skeletons or pumpkins into the mix. With indoor and outdoor decorations, you can feel as festive as ever and bring a smile to everyone in your neighborhood.
Late October may not seem like a perfect time for camping but what’s better than sitting around the campfire telling spooky stories late into the night on Halloween? If you don’t fancy heading into the woods or there isn’t a campsite nearby, you can always set up your gear in the backyard and camp at home instead! Just be sure to find some REALLY spooky tales.
Have a movie night
With so many classic horror movies to choose from, Halloween is the perfect time for a movie marathon. Decorate your living area, TV room, or den, put your best Halloween tees on and get the snacks ready for a night of terror. Remember – there are family-friendly ‘scary’ movies too, so this is something you can enjoy with kids of all ages.
Baking cookies is always a great way to celebrate a holiday, so why not put your apron on and get to work on some Halloween cookies? From pumpkins and cauldrons to witches and skeletons, you can unleash your creativity as you get to work with the icing. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could put your baking talents to the test and create a spooky gingerbread house too.
Host a virtual party
You might not be able to celebrate with friends and family members face-to-face, but this doesn’t mean you can’t do something a little different. By using Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or another video app, you can host a virtual party for your nearest and dearest. With prizes for the best costume, quizzes, and games, an online party could become your newest Halloween tradition.
Enjoying Halloween in 2020
There’s no doubt that Halloween will feel a little different this year. With many families choosing not to trick and treat or host face-to-face together, you probably won’t be able to celebrate the holiday in your usual way.
However, limiting your interactions and practicing social distancing now means that fewer people will become ill due to coronavirus. With plenty of alternative ways to enjoy Halloween, you can adhere to the guidelines and still have a great time. By modifying your Halloween, you can put your health first, protect your community, and still have tons of spooky fun.