Let’s repeat, Halloween is not canceled. Due to the pandemic, Halloween celebrations are different this year. Many areas are experiencing wide-spread cancellations of community events, including trick-or-treating. But, Halloween, a recognized holiday by millions, is not canceled.
Staying close to home provides the perfect opportunity to engage in other activities for your entire family to enjoy. Instead of celebrating Halloween on one night, spread out the activities during the whole month for extra fun.
Ideas for Halloween Fun
Do you need some inspiration to help celebrate Halloween? Check out the following list.
- Decorate: Spend time decorating your yard, house, or room. Even small figures or handmade decorations provide a Halloween feel.
- Halloween Crafts: Check out Pinterest for numerous family-friendly crafts for the whole family to enjoy.
- Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Before heading out to your local pumpkin patch, check out the times and guidelines.
- Pumpkin Carving: Whether you went to a pumpkin patch or local supermarket, spend an afternoon carving your pumpkins.
- Roast Pumpkin Seeds: Save and roast your pumpkin seeds for a delicious snack.
- Look at Halloween Decorations: Walk (or drive) around your neighborhood to look at Halloween decorations.
- Halloween-Themed Dinner: Make a spooky-themed dinner for your family or friends. Mummy hot dogs, ghost pancakes, blood-red juice, or pumpkin pie are just a few examples for a Halloween breakfast or dinner.
- Movie Night: Host a family movie night with Halloween themed movies. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is always a traditional favorite.
- Halloween Books: Read a Halloween story or make up a scary one of your own.
- Halloween Playlist: Make a playlist of your favorite Halloween songs to play. Dancing and singing along to fun Halloween songs are a great way to enjoy the holiday.
- Photo Session: Set up a backdrop (a plain old sheet works well). Get dressed up in your Halloween costumes, use props, and take lots of photos.
- Scavenger Hunt: Hide Halloween candy or small toys. Place the items around your yard or home for a fun scavenger hunt.
Yes, repeat again. Halloween is not canceled; the holiday is just a little different this year. Pick one or numerous activities to enjoy Halloween over the whole month.