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It's been a weird year for all of us this year. First Easter celebrations were cancelled and it looks like we will be looking at tougher restrictions for Halloween this year.
But don’t give up. We can still have some fun and celebrate throughout all of this madness. Here are some great alternative Halloween ideas for you and the family to try this year. You never know they may even become a permanent tradition!
Virtual Halloween party
Show off your costumes by having a virtual party. You could have a best dressed competition and play lots of party games – there are loads that you can choose from, it’s time to get inventive. We’re sure a lot of you will be in favour of this idea as it means staying home in the warmth!
This can either take place in your house or in the garden if the weather is nice, it’s time to make the kids work for their tasty treats! Hide them in various locations, get creative, you can even set up clues with a Halloween theme.
Just chill out
If your usual Halloween is normally quite stressful or cold, then opt to stay in and chill with the kids this year. Start the evening by carving out pumpkins and baking Halloween snacks, then retire to the sofa where you can eat your baked goodies and watch Halloween themed films.
Keep an eye on your local Facebook pages and community boards to see what your local community is getting up to this Halloween. These won’t be the only ones about, and if there is none, why not recommend these to your friends or the local community.
Find the Pumpkin
You may have already seen this idea floating around on social media, but if you haven’t this is a great alternative for a covid friendly Halloween. This would involve your local community getting involved, but all those involved will need to put either a picture of a pumpkin or an actual one visible in their window. You get out trick and treating as normal but instead of knocking on people’s doors, for every pumpkin you see you give your child a tasty treat. See how many you can get by the end of the night!
In some local villages, there will be a big pumpkin competition. Everyone brings their pumpkin to the park and the best pumpkin wins! If you want to go the next step further you can line a path with the pumpkins and at the end there can be some tasty treats for the kids.
Showcase your amazing costumes to the community with a social distanced parade. This can take place at the park or on the pavement on a quiet street and there can even be an element of competition with the best costume winning a prize!
Just remember if you are planning on getting out and about, to take extra precautions. If you do decide to go trick or treating, avoid letting your child take treats that are unwrapped to avoid contaminated food and remember to always follow the Government guidelines.
Happy covid Halloween!