How to Celebrate Halloween in This Plague Year

If you’ve had to postpone a family event such a birthday or missed out on a graduation due to COVID, you probably can anticipate how different Halloween 2020 will be, especially if there are kids or grandkids in the equation. A notice has already been placed in the lobby of my building urging tenants not to hand out candy or in other words come into contact with a group of people.

This doesn’t mean you can’t have some spooky fun on the 31st. Our friends at Evite have a few recommendations you might want to try. Here are a couple.

Halloween Candy Hunt

Set up an indoor candy scavenger hunt to take your kids “trick or treating” without even leaving your house. The trickier the hiding spot, the tastier the treat! You can even decorate rooms with different themes, from a haunted bathroom to a witch’s lair basement. Use thematic stickers to hint where treats are hidden, and reward whoever collects the most candy with a special prize.

Pumpkin Carving Contest 

Ready for total squash goals? Get everybody online for a virtual pumpkin carving contest. Set a timer at the beginning of the party, then see who can carve, paint, or decorate the best pumpkin. (Be sure to protect your computer screen, so it doesn’t get hit with pumpkin seeds!)

For a complete list of ideas, visit Evite.