The same people that are wanting to cancel Halloween this year have to be the same people that want to move Halloween to a weekend when it falls during the week, right? Literally every year on Nextdoor, a neighbor asks “what day are we trick or treating?” The 31st. Always the 31st.
As I was scrolling Facebook the other day, a comment about cancelling Halloween came up and I wasn’t prepared for it. Literally nothing is safe from being cancelled this year. And that includes holidays that are outside where masks are worn even when we aren’t in a global pandemic. If that doesn’t erase all sense of security, I don’t know what will.
But as our shelves fill with pumpkin spice lattes, I want to arm you and your quarantine crew with safe Halloween ideas to fend off cancel culture before they come for our favorite time of year.
How to Have a Safe Halloween
Reasons Trick or Treating Doesn’t Need to Be Cancelled
- Pre-packaged treats
- It’s typically involves outside events
- Everyone wears masks anyway
Ways to Celebrate Regardless
- Reverse Trick or Treat: Kids stand in their yards and a parade of adults throws candy at them
- Trunk or Treat
- Self Serve Trick or Treating
- Backyard parties with your quarantine crew
- Outdoor scary movie marthon
- Mini Candy Bar Smores
- Pumpkin Carving Contest
- At-home parties
- Virtual trick or treat of some kind
- Themed Halloween Zoom party with friends
- Boo-ing neighbors
- House decorating contest
- Scavenger Hunt
- Easter egg hunt, Halloween style. Glow in the dark eggs.
- Hold a Zombie Walk
- Halloween craft party
- Bake a halloween treat
- Halloween photo opps
- Monster Mash Dance Party
- Find a pumpkin patch and go visit
- Corn Maze
- Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Drive Thru Experiences in your city.
- Make a haunted house
Nobody knows what things are going to look like by Halloween this year, but celebrating regardless, no matter what it looks like is just as important. It might also be fun to use some of these new ways of celebrating for future Halloweens. Of course, if you still aren’t into it all, turning off your front door lights will help keep the goblins away.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Halloween this year and what you all plan to do.
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How do you plan on having a safe Halloween this year? Let me know in a comment below!