Halloween is celebrated around the world on October 31st every year. It’s a chance for families to get create, dress up and decorate, and eat lots of sweet treats!

Although a few things may need to be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year shouldn’t be much different – here’s a few ways you can get creative and have some Halloween fun while staying safe!

HOLD A SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHT
You can watch some Halloween classics while munching some popcorn. Some great Halloween films to watch include: Hocus Pocus, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Beetlejuice, and The Witches.

GET CREATIVE
You might want to create some spooky face masks to wear throughout the Halloween period. You could also decorate the living room or the front garden to be Halloween-themed to help you get in the Halloween spirit.

TRICK OR TREATING WITH A TWIST
Replace trick or treating this year with dropping some candy packages off to friends – you can place the package by the door, ring the bell and walk away to a safe distance. For trick or treaters coming to your door, you could hold a scavenger hunt in the garden with a little pile of sweets for each visitor or you could create a candy chute to give out sweets from a safe distance like Andrew Beattie (see pictures below)!

SHOW OFF YOUR COSTUMES
You can get involved with virtual parties or online costume competitions so that everyone can still see and appreciate the costumes your kids will be wearing.

CLASSIC PUMPKIN CARVING
Dedicate an afternoon or evening to emptying out some pumpkins and carving some designs on them. You can display them at the front of your house for people to see and you can reduce waste by using the pumpkin guts in a recipe! If you have a warm enough day, you could make an outdoor event of it and invite other households – remember to maintain a safe social distance!

LOCAL SAFE EVENTS
You can also attend local community events. For example, lots of zoos and theme parks hold Halloween themed events throughout the month of October. Measures will be in place to make sure everyone maintains a safe distance and everything is as clean as possible – you can check their COVID-19 measures online before you go.

Just like every year, Halloween is a time for getting creative and spending time with family. And, just like every year, it’s important to stay safe!

Happy Halloween!

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