Socially Distanced Halloween, how to celebrate and stay safe at the same time. We’re sharing a few ways to keep the spooky spirit of October fun for kids during the pandemic.
So Halloween might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it awesome. A quarantine Halloween requires a little more creativity and craftiness. By now we’re all getting used to the rules of social distancing and coming up with work-arounds for how to safely work and play everyday. As the holidays approach we need to keep that creative spirit alive while also being precautious.
I have to say I’ve been pretty amazed by some of the ideas people have already started to share for Halloween. Did you see the cool candy chute idea? I love the idea of moms and dads everywhere heading to Home Depot to buy pvc pipe to make their own contactless candy distribution system. I mean way to teach your kids about innovation and engineering!
Quarantine Halloween Ideas
1. Halloween Movie Nights
We love family movie nights! And we especially love to make it a themed movie night. There are tons of fun Halloween themes for all ages. Room on the Broom, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and Toy Story of Terror are great for younger kids. Hotel Transylvania, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper and The Addams Family are a few or our favorites. And ofcourse you’ve got all the creepy horror movies for older teens and adults. Designate one night a week in October to gather together and watch. Make Halloween food and drinks to match your theme or bake Halloween treats to share.
2. Boo Your Neighbor
Everyone loves a surprise. Fill a bucket up with Halloween goodies and drop it off on the doorstep of a friend or neighbor.
See our You’ve Been Boo’d party for fun ideas on how to Boo It Forward.
3. Zoom Halloween Party
My six year old has mastered Zoom. He’s been doing remote learning for months now, meeting up with his teacher and classmates online. He has Zoom chats with friends and family and has even joined a few Minecraft and coding clubs all on Zoom.
Zoom parties are an awesome way to celebrate with other people safely. Host a Zoom Halloween party and have some fun with friends. Email a digital Halloween invite. Throw up some decorations. Turn up a fun Halloween playlist and dance. Give kids a couple of Halloween games they can play together online. You can even drop off a bag of goodies pre-party.
Grab our whole Halloween Party printables set for free here.
Check out our super-cute Little Pumpkin Party for cute ideas for pumpkin first birthday or preschool party ideas.
4. Glow Up Your Yard
Give your neighbors a reason to stare. Glow in the dark decorations are eye-catching and easy to create.
Spray paint pumpkins with glow in the dark paint.
Shine a battery operated black light on skeletons to make them glow.
Paint fake cemetery stones with glow in the dark neon paint and create a glowing graveyard.
5. Trick or Treating Parade & Drive Thru Trunk or Treats
Kids crowding together on doorsteps is cause for concern when it comes to trick-or-treating this year. But there are lots of other ways to trick-or-treat that follow social distancing guidelines and keep everyone safe.
Hold a trick or treating parade in your neighborhood. Cars can drive by and toss candy at kids in costume in their yards.
Trunk-or-Treats are changing up the format this year too. Same car decorating schemes and themes, but with a drive-thru plan so kids can enjoy the sites and fill their buckets with sweets and treats!
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