Halloween is so many people’s favorite holiday that it must be frustrating for a lot of them that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to shut down most public celebrations of the holiday. Trick-or-treating is usually a major event for young children. Continue reading the rest of this article for some advice on how you can still celebrate Halloween during the pandemic.
How to Make a Halloween Themed Scavenger Hunt
This Halloween, you can replace trick-or-treating with a scavenger hunt. Depending on the age of your children, you could hide little containers of Halloween treats around the house or in your backyard if you have one, like a Halloween version of an Easter egg hunt.
If you have older children that can take on a little bit more of a challenge, you can do a scavenger hunt around the house or yard, trying to solve riddles and get rewarded with Halloween treats as prizes.
How to Decorate for Halloween During the Pandemic
Just because trick-or-treating is cancelled doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your home for some Halloween fun, and give passersby a chance to observe your décor. Families may not go door-to-door for candy, but many will drive through their neighborhoods to see the decorations anyway. Make sure to set up some lights that face your decorations so they can be visible curbside. Any written elements of your decorations will need to be in large font sizes with clear contrast as well.
Should I Still Carve Pumpkins this Year?
If you can prominently display your carved pumpkins this Halloween, they should be a centerpiece of your Halloween decorations. Be careful about how you illuminate your gourds and share your carvings online with fun hashtags! Halloween can still be a lot of fun, even during a pandemic, if you can plan to enjoy it safely.