Halloween at Home in 2020

For most people this year, Halloween will look a little different. But that doesn’t mean any fun has to be spared. 

Halloween is a huge holiday in the United States, one that many people look forward to all year round. It signifies a change in season, the weather getting cooler, leaves changing and the start  of the holidays. 

While there have been many adjustments to everyday life in 2020, families are looking at how to celebrate Halloween at home with their family this year. Here are some ideas on how to spend this year’s Spooky Season safely.

Going All Out For Decorations

There’s always that one house on the block that goes above and beyond with their Halloween decor. This year may be the year you participate in the over the top decorations so you can truly feel like you’re getting the complete Halloweenl experience. Many stores have released their Halloween decorations early this year in hopes of getting people excited about the upcoming holiday. Whether your taste is more modest or spooky, there are surely many decorative options out here that allow you to cater your tastes to Halloween decor. 

Pumpkin Carving 

Depending on where you live, picking up a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch might be a safe activity for the whole family. Many are offering touchless pay options and  social distanced fun. If you have skipped carving your pumpkin in years past, this might be the year to begin a new tradition. 

Taking that a step further, why not do a Pumpkin Carving Contest Zoom Call? This will spark your competitive side and allow you to see friends and their creative juices flowing. 

Revisiting Your Favorite Halloween Movies

There are so many classic Halloween movies that we love to watch every year. Your favorites might be a thriller or a classic, but no matter what your preference might be, this will be the year to break out all the family favorites and make a special night out of it. 

With so many drive-in movie theaters making a comeback, it might be worth looking into seeing what is playing at your local theater. You might find they will be playing Halloween Classics and family friendly films. 

Baking Your Favorite Holiday Treats

Get everyone in the household in the kitchen this year. Brownies, cookies,and  cupcakes; these are all great options for a fall treat. Trick or Treating and Halloween parties with friends may be delayed until 2021, but it doesn’t mean you still can’t splurge at home this year. Involving the whole family is a great way to make it a fun activity. Don’t forget to put on some music and do the Monster Mash. 

Haunted House Reimagined

Theme parks and local haunted houses may be choosing to hold off until 2021. Although these plans might be getting delayed this year, many businesses are reimagining what Halloween looks like and are doing drive through haunted houses. 

Along with these new ways of doing haunted houses safely, you may want to think about doing your own haunted house, creating one inside your house or even in the backyard, if you have the space. It will give the family a fun activity and can also provide some added decoration if you decide to go all out this year. 

Zoom Costume Party

Just because you may not be Trick or Treating the same way you have in years past does not mean you need to put away the costumes. If anything, you can go even bigger and better then you have in previous years because you don’t have to worry about how the weather will affect your costume. 

Gather your closest friends and family and have a costume party over Zoom. This way you can still see everyone’s costumes without having to worry about it raining this year. Add in a friendly competitive aspect to it and have a contest. 

If you’re needing to get out of the house, or have been on one too many Zoom calls in the last few months, take a page out of the book from the people who have had drive-by baby showers and birthday parties. You can still have the fun of creating decorations and invitations, all while seeing everyone from a safe distance. 

Many will be disappointed that plans have changed for Halloween 2020, but it does not mean it’s cancelled. These suggestions are a few ways to begin new traditions with those closest to you that you can celebrate for years to come.

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