Halloween 2020: Tips for a Fun (and Safe!) Holiday
There’s no doubt that Halloween 2020 will look a bit different than we’re all used to. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring—and it definitely doesn’t mean that you have to skip the celebration entirely.
CDC recommendations set out some pretty clear guidelines for what you need to do for safe trick-or-treating and celebrating, and fortunately, they’re easy for both children and adults to follow. And to help you enjoy the holiday in the spookiest and safest way possible, we’ve put together this quick guide to a pandemic Halloween—plus some Covid Halloween ideas that the whole family can enjoy.
CDC Guidelines for Halloween Events
You can still enjoy the best parts of Halloween this year. Just be sure to follow these CDC recommendations to keep your loved ones and your neighbors safe.
- Practice social distancing. Social distancing is just as important on Halloween as it is every other day. If you’re going to have a group pumpkin carving event or Halloween movie night, do it somewhere where everyone can spread out at least six feet away from each other.
- Keep events outside. Just as important as social distancing is to make sure to hold your holiday events outside. Decorate your backyard with lights and decorations to serve as the perfect backdrop for a socially distanced Halloween get-together.
- Wear masks. Even witches and ghosts need to wear masks. Include a face mask as an add-on to a costume, or make it part of the costume for a complete look.
Fun Covid Halloween Ideas
There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween while following the guidelines above. Here are some of our favorites.
- Have a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt
Instead of trick-or-treating door to door, take a cue from the Easter bunny and set up a candy scavenger hunt around your own home. It’s just as fun—and the pay-off is just as sweet.
- Host a Halloween movie night in your backyard
Set up a large projector screen in your backyard and invite a small number of neighborhood kids over for a masked and socially distanced movie night. You can pass out individually wrapped goodie bags of candy at the end.
- Throw a virtual costume show
Get all of your kids’ friends together for a virtual costume show. Everyone can show-off their costumes from the safety of their homes, and if you want, you can even turn it into a costume contest with people voting in the comments for their favorites.
- Carve pumpkins over Zoom
Pumpkin carving also lends itself well to being held as a virtual event. Set up a time for friends and/or family to get together online to carve pumpkins, eat candy, and chat, and give everyone a chance to take center stage and show off their pumpkin once they’re done.Halloween cancelled? No way! At ZUMO, we’re all about adapting to the situation, whether that’s creating a great swimsuit for a specific sport or celebrating a holiday while keeping your loved ones safe. So have fun this Halloween while following guidelines and we promise it will still be a day worth remembering.
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