How to Celebrate Halloween COVID Style

By now, it’s safe to say that we’ve all found ways to celebrate milestones, holidays, and events that are safe and low-risk.

Next up? Halloween!

As if we could forget about this spooktacular season (because yes, Halloween is more than just a day, it’s a way of life, ok?

AND since this year, Halloween just so happens to fall on a Saturday; there’s no way we can let it go to waste.

Now, whether you have young children who are looking forward to dressing up as their favorite ghouls, goblins, witches, (or their favorite video game characters), or you’re a kid at heart which, aren’t we all, who’s looking forward to going all out with some vamp-tastic Halloween decorations, this is just for you.

We’ve come up with 10 ways to safely celebrate Halloween in 2020!

1. #Ghosting

Ever been on a date that didn’t go so well…and the outcome is that oh so lovely concept among young folk known as “ghosting,” aka, cutting off all forms of communication without explanation?

Well, we’re not talking about that.

We’re talking about GOING ghosting!

What is that!?

Make a goodie bag filled with all sorts of treats (maybe a few tricks, just for kicks) for a friend or neighbor, leave it on their front porch with a little note inside, asking them to “pass it on” and “ghost” someone else!

Think of it as paying it forward but with goodie bags filled with ghouly-goodness.

2. The Great Halloween Bake Off

We’re talking about a full-fledged Halloween baking competition! 

Check out some of these to-DIE for easy Halloween dessert recipes you can start making as we speak.

3. Hair-Raisingly Strong Cocktails

Of course, dessert wouldn’t be complete without a little cocktail now, would it? Check out some of these hauntingly delicious drinks that will definitely give you chills…in a good way, of course:

4. Halloween Dance Party - Costumes Required

So maybe Trick or Treating is out, but costumes are sooooo in. 

Get your costumes on, go all out with your eerie (but obviously STUNNING) makeup or face paint, and crank up the tunes. 

  • Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon music all have plenty of creepy-crawly playlists for you to choose from. 

 

5. Movie Marathon of Mythical Mystery

It’s time to break out all of the favorites (and don’t forget, since Halloween is on a Saturday, we’re talking an alllll day movie marathon!).

  • Hocus Pocus – A true 90s classic we’ll have on repeat all month. 
  • Halloweentown – (1-3, because, let’s face it, if Kimberly J. Brown isn’t playing Marnie, we don’t want it).
  • Harry Potter Series – Needs no explanation.
  • The classic Halloween movies – Don’t we all need a bit of Michael Meyers in our life? Maybe not, but we’re going to watch them anyway.
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – The one with Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, obviously.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – For those of us who are looking for an excuse to start watching Christmas movies, this is our excuse (isn’t it wonderful?). And of course, we couldn’t forget about Jack, the Pumpkin King.

6. Dinner Party - BYOC (Bring Your Own Cauldron)

A small dinner party, of course, as we are still socially distancing….but a dinner party nonetheless!

Go all out and create a decked out table setting fit for the Grim Reaper himself.

Dripping candlesmini-cauldron cups, and a skeleton hand artfully draped over a charcuterie board, check out these gruesomely trendy Halloween Table Decorations that will make it impossible to NOT want to host a dinner party.

And we all know a dinner table isn’t complete without flowers!

All the more reason to pop some on the table! 

7. Creepy Crafts

8. Ghostly Games

Since we’re taking full advantage of this full day of Halloween festivities, we think some ghostly games are surely in order. 

Test out your throwing arm skills with this Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss or throw on your Halloween costume for a totally rockin’ Monster Mash Freeze Dance. 

Check out The Spruce’s jam-packed list of fun Halloween games for kids for more! 

Adults! We didn’t forget about you! 

Since you’re never too old for a good game:

  • Spooky Camera Scavenger Hunt – You’re on the hunt for the most Halloween-ish things you can find around town. Break out into teams, aaaaand GO!
  • Donuts on a String – Because who doesn’t want donuts, for one! And two, because it’s hilarious to watch. Tie up some donuts to a wooden pole (why, yes, your witches broom WILL do just fine), and go to town! Whoever finishes their donut first wins, and no hands allowed! 

Click here for more spooky, at home games for adults!

9. Sight See

Halloween means fall, and fall means STUNNING foliage. 

Take a drive, a hike, or a bike ride to check out the beautiful, albeit short-lived, fall colors! Winter-you will be oh so thankful.

10. Treats-No-Tricks Pumpkin Hunt

Think “Easter Egg Hunt” but make it Halloween candy.

You know what to do! Hide a bunch of candy around the yard, put them in cute little pumpkin containers like this one, or just leave them as is! 

Keep the spirit of trick or treating alive without the risk. 

Stay Spooky!

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