Y’all know that Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. No joke, I love Halloween. The costumes, the decorations…everything! Surprisingly, I don’t like scary movies or haunted houses. When the hubs and I were house hunting and we saw our home and its porch, I immediately thought of all the the decorations I could have! So you know I’m a little bummed about not being able to go full-on Halloween this year because of #TheRona. But I’m an advocate for safety and taking this virus seriously. Stokely is still young enough where it’s okay if we don’t trick or treat. So here are some other ideas to celebrate Halloween while staying safe.
Host a virtual Halloween costume party
If you still want the kiddies to get dressed up (and you too), go ahead and Zoom in your friends and go all out. Make the best of the situation by really committing to a costume despite your family members being the only ones to really see it.
Create to-go treat bags
Trick or treating is hard when you have to think about social distancing. I’m tackling this by creating individual treat bags for trick or treaters and putting them all in a bucket on our driveway. This lets kiddies grab and go and others don’t have to worry about too many germs making there way onto their treats.
Decorate and carve pumpkins
We went to a socially distance safe pumpkin patch for Stokely’s birthday and picked up three pumpkins to take home. Decorating and carving pumpkins is a quintessential Halloween activity. Save the carving and decorating for Halloween day and it’s the perfect non-scary activity.
Set up a Halloween candy scavenger hunt
If you’re like us, you probably have a small group of Rona-safe friends and family you’ve been able to do things with safely. This is the perfect time to call them up and get the kids together for a candy scavenger hunt! Instead of going door-to-door, hide individually wrapped candy throughout the house or yard, and let the kids go find it. Or, map out a scavenger hunt with clues to where you hid the candy and send the kids searching.
Unfortunately, COVID isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Which means we need to get creative about how we celebrate holidays. Staying safe should always be the first priority, but with a little creativity, we can still do the things we love.