Interesting ideas for safe and fun Halloween at home during the pandemic
How can we have fun during Halloween if we stay home? Do we have to choose between ‘fun’ and ‘safety’ this year?
Like most holidays this year, Halloween will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many things will change and there will be some limitations, one survey has shown that 96% of parents still plan to celebrate Halloween this year, and around 70% of respondents say they’re looking for alternatives to trick-or-treating.
Trick-or-treating in areas where outbreaks are mitigated is less risky, but heading outside is a risk itself. Whether you decide to stay at home or go outside, this year you can enjoy Halloween with and stay safe, too. Here are some interesting ways:
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Decorate and carve pumpkins
One of the most popular traditions is decorating pumpkins. Fortunately, this is an absolutely safe activity during a coronavirus pandemic. This is also a socially distanced activity in which your family can participate. If you miss friends or relatives to decorate and carve pumpkins together, you can host a decorating video contest using Zoom or Skype!
Decorate your house
You may not be able to decorate your yard or neighborhood to stay safe during coronavirus, but you can always decorate your house! If you’re worried about getting Halloween decorations safely, you can always order some online or use the old ones. Halloween decorations will transform the inside of your home and bring positive energy. In addition, this is a great activity for children who may not be able to walk around the neighborhood in costumes like last year.
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Put your mask on and go trick-or-treating
You can also go trick-or-treating this year, but make sure you wear a protective mask. Too many people crowded together on the streets in your neighborhood is a potential risk. Coming too close to other people during a pandemic is a high-risk activity. It may be best for you to forget about this activity and stay at home, but if you can't avoid your favorite tradition, try to wear a medical face mask.
Safe treat giving
What if little ghosts knock on your door during Halloween? Is it safe to open the door and give sweets to a huge number of children? If you plan to give candies, you must know how to manage safe treat giving.
First, wear your mask and gloves. Now that you've protected yourself, fill the bag or basket with candies and place it in front of your door. Having a bowl that is near your front door could keep the trick-or-treaters there. If you want, leave a hand sanitizer next to the bowl.
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Decorate face masks
Maybe you can't try some face art this year, but you can decorate face masks. This is the best ‘2020 Halloween’ idea. Decorating a face mask is It is equally interesting, if not more than doing some makeup. When it comes to decorating masks, there are endless ideas and the possibilities are endless.
Whether you use a cloth or surgical masks, is a matter of your choice. Whether you stay home or go somewhere, it is important to wear the mask properly, no matter how you decorate it.
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Make Halloween-themed treats
If you are celebrating Halloween with your family at home, making some fun and spooky treats is a great activity. Some people like enjoying spooky cookies and Halloween pumpkin spice latte around the city, but the safest way to celebrate Halloween is to stay at home.
This year, you can finally try to make your pumpkin latte or bake horror treats. If you don't have a talent for cooking, you can always search for ideas on the internet or decorate simple dishes like pizza, pumpkin pie, or some cookies.
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Host a virtual Halloween party
You must have been used to Skype calls, meetings, and coffee chats during the coronavirus pandemic. So why not make a virtual Halloween party? Put on your Halloween costume and crazy wig, make a playlist, and call your friends. You can invite your friends and family to a virtual costume party using one of many popular video chat apps.
You can also gather remotely to decorate and carve pumpkins safely from your own homes, make a dance party, or play video games online. This idea will surely appeal to your friends who stay at home during this holiday.
Enjoy a drive-through event
There are alternatives for everything, even for the safe celebration of Halloween outside the house. There are many drive-through Halloween events where participants remain in their vehicles and drive through an area with Halloween displays or drive-in events where individuals can receive a treat bag. You can enjoy some drive-through haunted houses, haunted roads, or drive-in theaters!
Wear a mask under Halloween costume
Halloween is one big masquerade. Regardless of age, all people love to disguise themselves and create costumes for Halloween. Fortunately, you can wear a Halloween costume this year as well, but try to wear a mask under your costume or fit it into your styling.
Just remember a costume mask is not the same as a protective cloth mask. Therefore, wear a surgical mask or practice social distancing. Also, make sure not to wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be difficult to breathe.
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Use a drone to dispense candy to trick-or-treaters from a distance
Gadget and drone fans will be thrilled with this idea. If you don't want to open the door of your home to dozens of children who want treats, find an alternative. The low-risk alternative, which is also a very interesting idea, is to use a drone to dispense candy to trick-or-treaters from a distance.
You can stand in the yard or on the balcony and control the drone to deliver treats to the children in the neighborhood. Kids will surely be delighted with this cool idea. Besides, maybe you can decorate the drone and chase the kids which will be a lot of fun for everyone.
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