Don’t get spooked!
3 safe ways to celebrate Halloween this year
It’s that scary time of the year again. Halloween is right on the doorstep – but trick-or-treating got a lot more complicated this year. Don’t let your love of all the frightful delights of the holiday be spoiled though. There’s still a lot of fun to be had!
According to ABC News, in the U.S. alone more than 148 million adults plan to participate in Halloween-related activities. 53% plan to decorate their homes, 46% plan to carve a pumpkin and – yes – 18% will dress up their pet, says the National Retail Federation’s annual survey.
So how do you celebrate amidst a pandemic? Here are three ways for socially-distanced Halloween fun.
Treat bags – up for grabs
A quick tip for socially distanced trick-or-treating fun: Get tasty holiday treats, like the ones from Sugarfina, stuff them in goodie bags and put the bags up for grabs outside, where trick-or-treaters can see and easily access them.
Keep it virtual
Got your best Halloween costume ready? But this year parties are not such a good idea. So, better keep it virtual!
Be sure to search for virtual events near you – or even organize your own. Put one your favorite songs and get the party started.
Have a spooky scavenger hunt – at home!
CNBC asked medical experts about their Halloween plans. A particularly popular option was: scavenger hunts!
Explore that dark basement or the spooky depths of the attic or garage… Hide treats around your home or garden, have flashlights ready and gather the family for a scavenger hunt at night.
Or get inspired from our last year’s article. Have a safe and spooctacular Halloween! — Krisjanis Polans
Published: October 2020