11:53 am CDT, Friday, September 11, 2020
We know what’s crossed your mind…is Halloween going to be canceled this year too?
It’s hard not to think about it when Los Angeles was recently in the news for saying it was banning trick-or-treating among other traditional Halloween festivities, and then backtracking and easing up on guidelines.
Even through a pandemic, I believe we can still make this an epic Halloween to remember. Just take it from the National Confectioners Association.
“Across the country, this Halloween will look a little different for many people,” the organization said. “Whether this means trick-or-treating, more candy bowl moments at home with family and close friends, or just more time celebrating the season throughout the month of October, one thing is for sure – Halloween is happening.”
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Luckily, there’s plenty of ways for people to make the most of this unusual spooky season by searching for inspiration on the web. We got some good tips and tricks from Safe Smart Living.
Here are a few we thought stood out:
- Ensure everyone has a face covering and stays at least six feet away from others.
- Go out in small-family, member-only groups.
- Use a face shield.
- Leave candy on the doorstep instead.
- Put out a bottle of hand sanitizer.
- Hand out mini-party favor bags already full of candy.
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While treats for the tots may still be an option, what about a COVID-19 friendly Halloween party? Unfortunately, not really. But here are a few other ideas that can still provide a good time:
- Do a virtual “trick or treating” where you dress up in your Halloween best, play games, or make spooky treats with friends and family via Zoom.
- Do a Halloween trunk or treat parade in your neighborhood.
- Have a yard decorating contest.
- Have a spooky scavenger hunt with your family and hide items in the backyard for them to find.
- Do a movie night and watch your favorite Halloween movies.
- Watch an online haunted house walkthrough from the comfort of your home.
Even though this year’s holiday may be a bit different, we can still make sure our ghouls and goblins celebrate safely.