The pandemic has completely changed our lives and it has meant we are unsure how to celebrate Halloween this year. With Halloween coming up we are going to have to get creative and find a new way to celebrate.
So many celebrations are being cancelled and with restrictions constantly changing here, everything seems to be up in the air. No one knows how holidays like Halloween and Christmas are going to work out.
Even if restrictions ease by the end of the month, parents probably wont feel comfortable bring their kids from house to house. Instead of trick or treating, families could find an alternative activity to keep the spirit of Halloween alive.
During the peak of the virus, there was a viral teddy bear hunt that many people took part in. Families put teddy’s in their window so when people were out they could go on a teddy bear hunt and count them all as they walked.
You could get your neighbourhood involved for Halloween by getting them to put pumpkins in their window. You can draw and paint pictures of pumpkins, or even carve a pumpkin and place it where all can see. On Halloween night, kids can walk around their neighbourhoods trying to find all the pumpkins. For every pumpkin they find, parents can give their kids chocolate so they can fill up their buckets and it can still feel like they are trick or treating. The one night your kids will be hopped up on sugar will still go ahead!
Even if it’s just the two of you, you can still party! Put up all your decorations, make themed foods, and dress up.
Set up an outdoor cinema with movies suitable for kids. Grab all the goodies, like popcorn, chocolate, sweets, fizzy drinks! For kids you could watch, Monsters Inc, Hotel Transylvania, Coraline, Casper, Corpse Bride or Super Monsters. If you don’t have any kids around and you aren’t a fan of Halloween movies check out what’s on this Autumn.
Eggs can be used for more than just Easter! Get the kids to decorate the eggs Halloween style and fill them up with candy. For an extra spooky touch why not buy some glow in the dark paint and glow sticks for some fun!
A classic Halloween activity which can’t be missed this year! Grab pumpkins for everyone and you can either free hand it or use a template. Don’t throw out the guts because there are so many uses for them!
Make green coloured popcorn in mini cauldrons, decorate doughnuts or cookies. You can also turn your everyday foods into fun Halloween treats.
Make candy corn cones with some cones and some yellow, orange and white spray paint. Use glow stick necklaces as hoops to throw.
Have a games night with a Halloween themes bingo card. Use Halloween sweets as counters and enjoy!
You could let the kids paint your face any way they want! Just make sure you have some makeup up remover on hand for afterwards! The kids might want to paint their own face depending on their age or you could do it for them. If you aren’t very artistic, you can always buy some temporary tattoos.
Gather up all the craft supplies in the house and do some Halloween themed crafts. Make Halloween toilet rolls, popsicle sticks, puppets, slime, ghosts and much more!
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