To prevent Halloween from becoming more trick than treat, we’ve provided some festive ways to celebrate while maintaining your social distance!
Skip communal candy bowls.
Instead of answering the door each time trick-or-treaters come calling, package candy in individual bags. (For example, one mini candy bar, one mini bag of M&Ms, one lollipop and one pack of gummy candies.) Place bags on a folding table on your driveway and wave to trick-or-treaters from your porch! You’ll still get to enjoy the cute costumes while keeping yourself and the kiddos safe!
Make masks a must.
Make sure children wear their masks along with their costumes. Shop around for one that matches their costume or has a holiday-themed pattern!
Host Zoom costume parties.
While large gatherings are ill-advised, that doesn’t mean you can’t show off your most spook-tacular costumes! Invite your friends to a Zoom party and award prizes for the best outfits or jack-o’-lanterns!
Go BIG with decorations.
Whether your decorations are store-bought or DIY, transform your home into the ultimate Halloween scene. From haunted graveyard to fall chic, you can’t go wrong with any festive theme! Once your home is decorated, be sure to go on a family walk or bike ride to check out your neighbors’ decorations!
Attend a trunk-or-treat.
Schools, churches and local organizations will likely host trunk-or-treat events that allow children to stock up on sweets safely. Just be sure to designate one adult per vehicle to hand out candy to avoid little hands reaching into the bowl!
Enjoy a movie marathon.
Gather the kids for a Halloween movie night – complete with themed treats like strawberry ghosts and monster munch! Get some ideas here, recipes included!