5 Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween
Although Halloween this year will be very different from years past, we know we can still have fun and stay safe. If you are opting to stay in this Halloween, we’ve pulled together a few ways to celebrate at home with your preschooler. Of course, we encourage you to stay safe however you celebrate. For our suggestions on how to celebrate Halloween this year, read below…
Show off your Halloween best virtually—or from afar.
While children are getting comfortable seeing each other from a distance or virtually, you can find a way to still have Halloween fun. Schedule a special video call or socially distant park gathering for your child to show off their Halloween best.
Have a Spooky movie night
Celebrate with a spooky or not-so-scary movie night. Make the evening even more fun by having the entire family dress as their favorite characters. You can even make it a watch party for your little one and their friends to all watch a movie together virtually.
This is one Halloween tradition that’s as safe and fun as ever. We put together some of our favorite pumpkin decorating ideas in last week’s blog. These no-carve options are perfect for your child to create their own jack-o-lantern.
All Treats no Tricks
Make some fun Halloween treats as a family. You can decorate a pizza with toppings in the shape of a jack-o’-lantern or turn tangerines into pumpkin faces. There are so many fun ways to bake or make the perfect Halloween treat.
Have a jack-o’-lantern hunt.
Have a Halloween scavenger hunt! Much like an Easter Egg hunt, you can hide trinkets or candy indoors or outside and let the adventure begin. Make this activity even more spooky and with leftover plastic Easter eggs. Spend time with your child to decorate them as ghouls or monsters before adding in the treats hiding them throughout the house.
If there is trick-or-treating in your community…
Trick-or-treating may be discouraged or canceled in some areas this year. If trick-or-treating is still on in your neighborhood, avoid large groups or clustering at doorsteps or anywhere else. If you hand out treats, consider sitting outside and lining up individually pre-packed treat bags for families to take (don’t forget to wear your own mask!). Non-edible treats are a good option, especially for children who suffer from food allergies.