Most kids and a large number of adults look forward to Halloween every year. Not only is it a chance to dress up as your favorite character, but you also get to collect massive amounts of candy! What is not to love about showing off your creative skills by recreating the newest superhero from the big screen or scaring the pants off of your neighbors with spooky special effects? While mass Trick-or-Treat outings may be canceled, there are still plenty of ways to entertain the kids this Halloween, even among the Covid-19 pandemic. Costumes For All Occasions has a few clever trick-or-treat alternatives that will turn those frowns upside down.
Carve Trick-or-Treat Jack-O’-Lanterns
Carving up pumpkins is a tradition for many on Halloween, but instead of giving the job to one person, turn it into a family affair. Ditch your trick-or-treat plans and have a homebound carving competition instead.
Put a bowl of candy on the table, play some spooky soundtracks in the background, and gather the family around for creative pumpkin carving fun. If you want to make it a group event, consider hosting it outside while maintaining distance with a limited number of guests.
Host A Spooky Movie Trick-or-Treat Party
One of the best things about Halloween is all the candy kids get from their trick-or-treat runs. Even though they can’t go door to door, you can still give them a sugar-filled holiday experience. Invite a few of your child’s friends over for a spooky kid-friendly movie and pass out trick-or-treat goodie bags at the end. Instead of serving regular popcorn, offer spooky-themed treats instead.
Decorate Your House For Indoor Family Trick-or-Treat Fun
You may not be able to go from house to house when you Trick-or-Treat this year, but you can still make use of your costumes and your candy. Have the family dress up in all of their festive gear and Trick-or-Treat from room to room. Decorate each room in your home with a different spooky aesthetic. Perhaps a haunted house in one room and a creepy graveyard in the next. You can decorate the family room with festive fall gourds and hide candy around the area for your family to search and discover. Don’t forget to decorate the outside of your home for extra flair, even if you are not receiving visitors.
Bake Some Spooky Treats
Every kid and a lot of adults love to dress up before they hit the town for some old fashioned Trick-or-Treat fun, but who said you have to troll the streets for candy? Ditch the Trick-or-Treat run this year in favor of a Halloween baking session. Get creative when you make jack-a-lantern pies, ghoulish cookies, and bubbling brews to treat your family this Halloween. You can even put a spooky twist on a Christmas favorite by making a haunted gingerbread house. This will satisfy your family’s sweet tooth and provide some fun activities to keep them entertained at the same time.
Throw a Zoom Halloween Party
Just because you are skipping out on in-person parties and trick-or-treat fun, that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a party. Plenty of online applications will allow you to throw a party at home while others join in remotely.
We have another blog post coming up soon that gives you a lot of suggestions on decorations and how to host a spooky or festive holiday Zoom party all on your own. Don’t forget to dress up!