Halloween is such a fun holiday for both kids and adults. While many communities are still trying to decide what to allow for Halloween, ultimately, how your family participates is going to be a personal decision. We have some great ideas for celebrations that include varying degrees of social distancing but still allow you family to experience the fun of the holiday!

1.) Decorate your house: Whether you get crafty and make fabric or paper mache pumpkins and tombstones, or you choose to go wild at the store, this is a great time to get the kids involved in making your house Hallo-festive!

2.) Zoom Costume Parties: Gather your closest buds and gather on Zoom. Make it last a little longer with everyone telling a spooky story or having a story where each member of the call adds a little to the story line.

3.) Have a Halloween Movie Marathon: Pop the popcorn, dress up in costumes, and queue up some of these great titles. Don’t forget the pillow to hide your eyes!

  • Goosebumps
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Monster House
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin,
    Charlie Brown
  • Halloweentown
  • The Dog Who Saved Halloween
  • The Addams Family
  • Beetlejuice
  • Casper
  • Coraline
  • Frankenweenie
  • Dear Dracula
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Halloween Tree
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • The Little Vampire
  • Monster Squad
  • ParaNorman
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
  • Scared Shrekless
  • Scooby Doo and the Witches Ghost
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • The Witches

4.) Plan a Halloween Themed Meal: Eye sandwiches made of meatballs with bloody sauce? Hotdog fingers? Mummy and bat sandwiches? The sky is the limit with the creative ideas for scary food.

5.) Celebrate Halloween around the world from home. Research the holiday in other countries, learn about their customs and watch videos of their celebrations.

6.) Break open a Halloween Piñata. This can be store bought or home made and filled with your favorite treats.

7.) Plan a Zoom or socially distant pumpkin decorating or carving contest.

Events with a more community focus:

8.) Plan a neighborhood bicycle costume parade, with kids riding socially distanced apart.

9.) Plan a reverse trick or treating event, where kids stand in costume in their yards and people bike or drive by, throwing candy and treats at them parade style.

10.) Encourage your neighbors to set up Halloween tables at the ends of their driveways with treats laid out so that kids can pick up their own.

11.) Host a trunk or treat – or go to one of the many that are springing up in towns everywhere.

12.) Create a haunted graveyard or haunted house in your front yard that kids can go through, receiving their treat at the end. Kids can do this in a socially distanced manner.

We will have to be more creative this year as holidays approach, but we can still have a great time. Who knows? Some of these ideas may be so great that we keep doing them in future years when social distancing is not needed.