Totally Fun and Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your Pod
For those who *love* Halloween there's no talk of canceling Halloween 2020. We wouldn't hear of it! There are plenty of ways to celebrate while staying safe from the Covid scare. From bake-offs to boo baskets, here are 10+ totally fun ways to celebrate Halloween this year with your family or pod.
Have a traveling podluck: Get your pod together and visit each other's houses for a traveling trick-or-treat. Each pod house provides a different trick or treat! Here is Halloween appetizer inspo for the occasion!
Create a Halloween scavenger hunt at home. Kids, and their pod if they have one, can go around the yard searching for candy, trinkets, and mini pumpkins, including a golden mini pumpkin with a surprise inside! You can make sure every kid gets a special pumpkin providing a list of what they should find. #notearshalloween
Bob for apples. Remember this? Get kids in on the act at home with your own Halloween festival! Think Eyeball spoon relay, spider ring toss, a carnival wheel of treats! After you bob for apples, here's how to candy them too!
Coordinate a Halloween caravan. Have neighbors and nearby friends have treats at the ready while you drive kids to their houses. You can even make a candy cannon to make it super silly. Kids can wave to their friends from a 6-foot distance.
Surprise neighbors with a boo basket. Put a basket of Halloween fun (dollar stores are great for this) like masks, art supplies, BOO-ze if you know them well, and let them know they've been BOO'ed! They can then pay it forward and surprise another neighbor with their own boo basket.
Host a virtual Halloween costume contest. Get extended family or work fam on Zoom for a hilarious display of Halloween fun and creepy drinks. Wanna raise the stakes? Everyone pools in $5 via Venmo and the winner takes all!
Break out the bikes. Deck your bikes with Halloween lights and ride around town before all the Halloween decorations come down!
Have a scary movie marathon. Go for really spooky (The Shining, Get Out, Halloween, The Birds) or tame (It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Goosebumps, Coraline) depending on age. Make it an outdoor movie night for extra safety points!
Create your own costume parade. Walk around the neighborhood in a one-way direction (according to the CDC a distance Halloween parade is moderate risk) with your crew, keeping your distance from others of course, bring music, sing songs, and just make the night a reminder that not all things about 2020 are scary.
What are your Halloween 2020 plans? Share your pics with us @BritandCo!
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Theresa Gonzalez is a content creator based in San Francisco and the author of Sunday Sews. She's a lover of all things design and spends most of her days momming her little one Matilda.