We’ve had to cancel a lot of events this year due to COVID-19, but Halloween doesn’t need to be one of them. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the spooky season safely and still have fun.
Go See an Outdoor Movie
Cities all over the country are finding new and inventive ways to be outside. One of our favorites has become outdoor movie theaters. Reminiscent of an old fashioned drive-in, you can go set up a picnic on the lawn, dress up in your Halloween best, and enjoy a scary movie outdoors, socially distanced from the people around you.
Have a Halloween Candy Hunt – At Home
Who says hunting for candy is only reserved for Easter? Have a Halloween candy hunt in your own home and/or backyard. Don’t have decorations, or want it to be even spookier? Turn the lights off, and hand the kids some flashlights! They’re sure to have fun hunting for candy in a dark, spooky house!
Have a Small Get-Together with Your Covid Pod – Outside
One of the biggest Covid trends this year has been establishing a “pod” of people that only socialize with each other so you can do your best to be as safe as possible when socializing. If you’ve established a pod, that’s great news for your Halloween plans. Get this group together and throw a good old (small) Halloween party outside. You know what else is a great outdoor Halloween activity? Pumpkin carving!
Find a Trick-or-Treat Parade
A lot of cities, towns, and neighborhoods are engaging in what we’re lovingly calling a “Trick-or-Treat Parade.” This is when people drive by and toss out candy to trick-or-treaters. If you have a child, it’s a great way to make them feel like Halloween can still happen this year. If you’re passing out the candy, just think of it as the “new, trendy way” to Halloween.
Just because Halloween is going to look a little different this year doesn’t mean you can’t still participate in all of your favorite Halloween crafts. Carve a pumpkin, put up some decorations, and bake your favorite Halloween goodies. If you make it look like Halloween, then it is Halloween, and there’s nothing Covid can do about that.
We know that Zoom parties are so March-through-May, but we’re in support of resurrecting them in the name of Halloween socializing. Everyone can dress up, grab their favorite spooky beverage, and join in on a Halloween themed hangout.
Make Some Special Deliveries
If you have loved ones, friends, or friends-with-kids that are bummed about the lack of Halloween festivities this year, making them some on-theme treats is a great way to lift their spirits. Whether it’s filling up a trick-or-treat bag with store bought goodies or baking something delicious, dropping off some spooky treats is a great way to surprise friends and family with a little door-step delivery to remind them we can still celebrate the season.
When in Doubt, Make A Playlist
We can all agree that music is great emotional medicine. If you’re feeling down about the lack of Halloween cheer, curate your own playlist of your favorite spooky tunes to help you feel more normal this Halloween season. Go ahead, do the Monster Mash, we’re not judging.
How are you celebrating Halloween this year? We’d love to hear about the creative ways you’re having fun and being safe. Let us know in the comments below.