Halloween 2020 will look very different this year due to the pandemic.
How are you planning to celebrate Halloween this year? My oldest son asked me this question a couple of days ago, and I'm not sure how we will celebrate this year. The CDC issued guidelines on how to celebrate Halloween safely, grouping Halloween activities into low, moderate and high-risk categories. The following activities are NOT recommended: door-to-door trick-or-treating, "trunk or treat events", indoor parties an indoor haunted houses.
Halloween is one of may favorite holidays and COVID is making it pretty scary to me and my family. However, I came up with low-contact halloween activities that will still make your Halloween celebration spooktacular!
Spooktacular ideas to celebrate Halloween During COVID-19
1. Set up a Candy Graveyard I took the idea from Oriental Trading. This idea is perfect for social distance and really fun. Set up fake tombstones in your yard with prizes and candy piled up next to each tombstone. You could have each kid enter the graveyard one at a time and package up candy and prizes into individual treat bags for extra safety.
2. Organize a Costume Parade with Neighbors: Show off your Halloween costumes with a costume parade throughout your neighborhood! Kids can pick up treats/non-candy goodies along the parade. Even if it's just a couple streets (or your street only); it can definitely be memorable for your kids!
3. Carving and decorating pumpkins with your family (We do this every year with a very small group of friends and my boys love this tradition), or with a small group of neighbors or friends at "a safe distance"
4. Plan a Halloween Scavenger Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given list of holiday themed things to look for while walking outdoors and "admiring Halloween decorations at a distance," or having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search for candy in and around your home with household members only. Get the free printable scavenger hunt pictured from Play Party Fun. Play Party Plan has 25 ideas CLICK HERE on Halloween Scavenger hunts.
5. Having a Halloween movie night: Barbara Bakes has a great Halloween Movie Night Board is easy to put together and a fun way to celebrate Halloween with family or friends.
For further guidance on holidays, you can visit the CDC website for more information.
How is your family planning to celebrate Halloween this year? If you have any creative & safe ideas, please share in the comments!