No trick-or-treating this year? No worries! Here’s a list of some activities you and your family can enjoy to make it a memorable Halloween.
1. Carve PUMPKINS!!
a. It's a classic Halloween activity for a reason. Grab pumpkins for the whole family (groceries stores tend to sell them if you don't feel like venturing out to a patch). Then you can either free-hand a design or print out one of the many templates floating around the internet.
2. Have a scary movie night marathon!
a. Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown are great to get you in the Halloween mood, but you should spice it up with some seriously scary movies if you're into that kinda thing. These classics are a good place to start...but don't say we didn't warn you!
3. Wear your costume—yes, still!
a. Just because you're at home doesn't mean you shouldn't step out in your funniest, spookiest, or cutest costume. Cat ears are highly encouraged.
4. Decorate the house
a. Nothing will get you more in the Halloween spirit than decking out your house in all things black, orange, and yellow. Throw in a couple of decorative pumpkins and you're all set.
5. Go apple picking
a. Apple picking is a staple fall activity, and there are so many places offering safe, socially distant visits to the orchard.
6. Play Halloween Games
a. No party, no problem. All of the classic Halloween party games can be just as fun with only your family, like bobbing for apples—using all the ones you picked up from the orchard!
7. You can still hand out candy from afar
a. You can still hand out candy to your neighbors and maintain social distancing with genius tactics like a candy chute.
8. Create a Halloween home movie or play.
a. It’s the perfect scenario: Everyone already has a costume! Get the family involved in writing a script, building or arranging a “set,” picking out theme music, rehearsing, and filming. Then share it as a “Quarantine-O-Ween” family greeting.
Please refer to CDC guidelines for tips on how to celebrate the upcoming holidays!