Like many things this year, Halloween may be a bit different in your community. COVID-19 has made us all think a little differently about celebrating the holiday safely. Here are a few tricks you can do to have a safe celebration.
Avoid Crowds - It’s a theme that we’ve heard for months, and like always, if you’re out trick-or-treating, avoid large crowds at doorsteps. If there is trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, remind your children to avoid gathering with large crowds while getting their treats.
Wear a Creative Mask - Get creative and decorate your cloth masks to match costumes. Experts advise not wearing your cloth mask under another mask; it might make it difficult to breathe.
Set up a Candy Station - This year, you’ll want to hand out candy in a way that keeps distance between yourself and the kids. Consider wrapping treats individually and setting them on a table to avoid spreading germs. There are also some great, creative ideas online if you’re feeling inspired.
Have a Virtual Costume Party - If you’re not going out this year, you can still show off your costumes. Invite friends and family to a virtual costume party.
Dress up for a Spooky Movie - Stay in and celebrate as a family. Dress up and have a Halloween movie marathon.
Have a Scavenger Hunt - Another alternative to trick-or-treating would be to have a scavenger hunt for candy in your home or yard. It’s a fun way for kids to celebrate and still get their treats. Plus, mom and dad get to stay warm inside.
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If you’re going out trick-or-treating, make sure that your children wear some reflective tape and carry a flashlight so that they will be seen. Also, it’s always good to eat a big, healthy meal before heading out into the neighborhood (they might not devour as much candy with full tummies).
Even though it’s a strange year, you can still get creative and show your kids a great time this Halloween, whether it’s at home or safely in the neighborhood.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!