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With autumn now here, the next exciting holiday America gets to celebrate is Halloween. However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, it seems as if many holidays and events have been getting canceled. People are looking for alternative ways to celebrate occasions like birthdays and get-togethers, and Halloween may be the pandemic’s next victim. Don’t let this stop you from celebrating the spookiest event of the year, as there are more ways to get your scare on this year!
Even if you decorate every year, make it bigger and better this year. Go all out as if you’re throwing your own Halloween party. Set up your yard with spooky creatures, lights, and cobwebs galore. Decorate the inside of your home with the most unique crafts you could find. Because even if you can’t celebrate in public, that shouldn’t stop you from feeling the Halloween energy at your own home (and you’ll be sure to catch the attention of those passing by).
Take a break from your busy day of celebrating with some Halloween-themed snacks. Get creative with cookies, brownies made to look like spiders, or a pumpkin cheese ball. For a healthier option, plate your baby carrots into the shape of a pumpkin with cucumber slices as the smiley face. The stem can be made of celery and the eyes are holes of ranch dressing.
Bring the candy adventure to your own home. You can decorate each room in your house with a different theme, and it’ll feel as if you’re trick-or-treating at other homes. Place a bowl of candy in each room so the kids can collect all the goodies in their bags.
Easily maintain the rules of social distancing but still hang out with the neighborhood. Usually located in a public parking lot (like a school) or on your street in driveways, truck-or-treating lets you have the same experience of trick-or-treating safely in one designated area. Decorate your trunks to a Halloween theme and pass out candy as the kids walk by. You can always have hand sanitizer on board and wear a mask at your car to ensure extra safety!
Just because you can’t be with your friends in person, doesn’t mean you can’t be with them in spirit (pun intended). Host a virtual Halloween-themed costume group video chat and enjoy each other’s company from your own homes. You can still have all the fun of dressing up, voting on who has the best costume, and dancing to Halloween music, and even have some competitions like the best pumpkin painting.
What better way to celebrate the thrills and chills of Halloween than watching a marathon of scary movies? Grab a bowl of popcorn and other delicious treats and curl up on the couch with a blanket (just in case you need to hide). Not all movies have to be scary, throw in some that will make you relive your childhood and enjoy a long night of entertainment.