Halloween 2020 will certainly look quite different this year amidst the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make it special for our kids. I am all for any way that we can restore even a sliver of normalcy into this unpredictable year!
Speaking of unpredictable – remember how it SNOWED last Halloween in Wisconsin? We powered through then, and we can power through now!
We have some fun and unique ideas for low-contact celebrating this Halloween. Even in 2020, Halloween can still be spooktacular!
6 Ideas for Low Contact + Safe Halloween Fun!
1:Halloween Egg Hunt: This idea is fun and simple. Hide treats or goodies in your yard or throughout your house. Have the kids go on a hunt (just like egg hunts)… don’t forget the costumes!
2: Transform Your Yard into a Candy Graveyard: Using tombstones, zombies, monsters and skeletons, turn your front yard into a candy graveyard. Kids can go wild and collect their treats/prizes. Place piles of candy (wrapped of course) – so kids can grab a treat as they run through. One kid or trick or treater (or one family) should go through at a time to keep it social distancing safe!
3: BOO your friends!: This is such a fun thing for kids! Similar to May Day baskets, put together some treats or goodies and leave them on a friend or neighbor’s doorstep. Print a “BOO” sheet (with a ghost) and include it with the goodie bag. Leave it on someone’s door step, ring the bell, and RUN!
If you have been Boo’ed, cut out the ghost and place it on or near your door so you won’t be Boo-ed again.
4: 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!
5: Virtual Halloween Costume Party: Invite friends and/or family for a virtual Halloween party! Send out special party invitations and come up with a fun game or costume contest.
6: Trick or Treat in Different Rooms in Your House (or Apartment): This is as simple as it sounds – have your kids go door to door and have different treats stationed in your house or apartment. Make sure the kids say ‘Trick or Treat’!
7: Trunk or Treat with Friends or Neighbors: Decorate the trunk of your car or tailgate and fill it with tricks or treats! You can do it on your block or street (also a fun option if you have access to a parking lot). Kids can go from trunk to trunk and pick out some goodies. Just make sure to keep your distance – but this is a super fun and low-contact option as well!
Wear masks; leave the candy on your porch or on a table in your yard (to avoid the face to face contact); have a ‘grabber/tongs’ to reduce touching/contact; or if you prefer to stay in – a Halloween themed movie night is also super fun! There are plenty of ways to keep Halloween special this year, even while we continue to practice social distancing. 2020 is the year of the pivot and since it’s been a hard year for so many – a little celebrating can go a long way!