How to have a socially-distanced Halloween!
The big day is just around the corner, but if your neighborhood isn’t allowing trick-or-treating this year, there are still ways to get in on the Spooky Spirit. Whether you’re planning a small get-together with the friends and family in your “bubble,” or you’re just looking for a way to make sure your kiddos get their sugar fix, we’ve got you covered with these creative and fun socially-distanced Halloween ideas from the Diamond family.
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Stick with the Classics
- Trick or Treat at Home! Get in the Spooky Spirit by setting out bowls of candy in different areas of the house. Decorate different rooms to look like different haunted houses, or give a special theme for each. Challenge your kids to decorate their rooms with their favorite Halloween themes (like witches, monsters, or ghosts!). Then, get the whole family in costume and go “Trick or Treating” throughout your home, letting each decorator act as the candy-giver in their favorite space!
- Trick-or-Greeting. This is a fun way to visit older relatives and still live up to the spirit of Trick-or-Treating. Get the whole family dressed up in their Halloween best, then head around the neighborhood like you’d normally go out for candy-hunting. Instead of grabbing germy candy, wave from the driveway and sing Halloween songs, or make up your own fun Halloween greetings!
- Host a Spooky Zoom Party. This is a fun way to bring back the party spirit, especially for kids. Host a party via video chat like Zoom or Google Meet, with a clever and unique Halloween theme. You could have a Halloween-themed mask decorating contest, or a traditional costume contest! Encourage every attendee to dress up, and snack on Halloween favorites together while you play games via video chat.
- Have a Bubble Party. Who’s in your quarantine “bubble”? Make the most out of the season with a small (and we mean small!) party, just for the people you see every day or every week. To make a joke on the theme, bust out the bubble wands and dish soap and have some fun!
Focus on Family
- Scary Movie Night. Looking for a lower-key night in? A scary movie marathon is always a scream! Queue up your favorite Halloween classics, pop the popcorn, grab the candy, and settle in for a night on the couch. For added fun, have the whole family dress up in PJs or costumes!
- Try a Twilight Hunt. This is a fun Trick-or-Treating alternative for the more active kiddos in our lives. Create a “twilight hunt” with glow-in-the-dark treasures to find in your backyard. Hide things like toys, stars, and candy wrapped in glow-tape in various places around the house and your outdoor space. Then, turn out the lights, arm your kids with flashlights, and let the Twilight Hunt commence!
- Plan a Pet Parade. If you want to keep with the socially-distanced celebrations, work with your neighbors to plan a Pet Parade. Have the whole neighborhood dress up their pets in their Halloween best, and walk through the cul-de-sac at a scheduled time. Just make sure to leave at least 6 feet of space between families!
- Have a Halloween Photo Shoot. For the fashionistas (and let’s face it, the drama queens), the best part of Halloween is the costumes. Play up the Halloween experience with a photo shoot in your backyard, complete with a spooky-themed backdrop, props, costumes, and more! Let your kids unleash their inner supermodels as they strut their stuff on the “runway.”
Whatever you’re doing this Halloween, the team at Diamond Power Washing & Maintenance wishes you and your family a safe — and spooky! — Halloween!!