The holidays are all a little different this year due to social distancing, travel restrictions and general health guidelines making us alter how we celebrate things. Halloween is definitely not an exception to this rule and will face a new challenge this year based on the safety guidelines set by each city or country. There are a few ideas though to keep kids and adults engaged during this holiday!
Opting for Safer Family Friendly Ideas
Halloween will surely be celebrated differently this year, you may even choose to stay home as a precaution. Know that there are fun alternatives for families to celebrate nonetheless..
Masks are now part of our daily lives so let’s make it fun to wear! The whole family can celebrate in style with a fun DIY decorated mask. Whether it be with cutouts and hot glue or drawing directly on the masks there are plenty of ways to make your own personalized Halloween mask. Here are some ideas for mask cutouts:
Candy Scavenger Hunt
What would Halloween be without candy? You can allow children to safely collect candy this year by organizing a scavenger hunt. Parents can hide treats inside and outside the house. Give your kids hints from one hiding place to another or let them find the candy themselves.
Homemade Movie Night
For a good dose of fright, nothing beats a horror movie night! There are so many films, both family friendly and gory. Here is our selection, you can easily find them on streaming services:
- Gnome Alone
- A Witches’ Ball
- Spooky Stories (1 and 2)
- My Babysitter’s a Vampire
- All Hallows’ Eve
- Goosebumps 2
- Hubie Halloween
- Death Note
- Truth or Dare
- Sleepy Hollow
Halloween at Home is still a Decorated Halloween
Another safe and family friendly activity is, decorating your home with store-bought or even DIY decorations. You can support local farms by purchasing pumpkins or going pumpkin picking with the whole family (all while respecting sanitary guidelines). In a fun creative activity for the whole family, your pumpkins can be carved or decorated and be used as another decorative element in your home.
Craving the Outdoors?
If your family likes the idea of being outside during Halloween, you can go on an open-air walk through the forest to see all the beautiful fall colors (some cities also have haunted forests or illuminated forests). It is important to look into the safety guidelines put into place before going to locations like such to ensure that you and your family are properly prepared to live the full experience.
Halloween in the Kitchen
It is also possible to have fun in the kitchen, from baking to making homemade Halloween potions. We have several recipes that are as scary as they are delicious:
And for a mystifying Halloween atmosphere, here are some blends of essential oils to diffuse. Our potions…