This year Halloween may look and feel a little different, with eight in ten Canadian families planning to celebrate the spooky season with their children in innovative ways. Here are some fun ideas to help ensure the Halloween spirit remains alive for families, while physical distancing and avoiding groups:
- Showcase Halloween craft projects on your porch and in your front windows for your neighbours to enjoy.
- Have fun with decorations – the inside and outside of your home can be in the Halloween spirit all month long.
- Drop treats on your neighbour’s doorsteps, ring the bell, and run away! Make sure to include a spooky note letting your neighbour know they’re from you.
- Set up a piñata at home filled with your favourite Halloween treats.
- Craft a countdown calendar – pick a fun Halloween activity to do each day or each weekend in October leading up to the big day.
- Organize and hold a socially distanced costume parade with a few of your neighbours and keep the treats at home to enjoy afterwards.
- Set up a treat hunt around your home; goodies can be hidden in secret spots, or use bedroom, and closet doors as trick-or-treat stations.
- Host a virtual party – set up video chats with friends and family members who can’t celebrate with you. Encourage children to show off their costumes and talk about their favourite treats.
There’s no need to cancel the 2020 Halloween fun. This year the festivities just call for some creativity and, of course, treats.
Source: Food, Health and Consumer Products of Canada.