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

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