Worried About Halloween Plans? Here are 9 Socially-Distanced Activities

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Halloweenend 2020: Less trick, more treat.

Worried About Halloween Plans? Here are 9 Socially-Distanced Activities

If you've been wondering how you're going to celebrate Halloween this year despite being in the middle of a global pandemic, don't worry! We've got you covered with a list of fun and festive activities you can accomplish without breaking any social-distancing protocols. Whether you choose to make your own treats or you spend the day having a spooky movie marathon, there are tons of things you can do to get the most out of Halloweekend 2020. Check out our list and add some of these ideas to your plans!

1. Have a Halloween Candy Taste Test

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Put your treats to the test with friends and family by having a Halloween candy taste test! This festive activity can be done six feet apart and is an excellent option for those socializing over Zoom or Facetime this year. Let us know which candy scores the best according to your taste buds.

2. Carve Pumpkins

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It truly wouldn't be a Halloween celebration without pumpkin carving. Design your own faces and designs, or you can even print off some stencils to guide your creative process. No matter if you choose to carry on this fall tradition just for fun, or you decide to make 2020 the first-annual pumpkin carving contest with friends and family, you can't go wrong.

3. Deck Out Your Space

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If you typically don't do a lot of decorating for Halloween, this is the year to start! You can make the holiday feel extra special by filling your space with a ton of spooky decorations. The more immersed you can feel, the more fun this holiday will be.

4. Treat Yourself to a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

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If going out to trick-or-treat around the neighborhood isn't on the menu for you and your family this year, you can always create a new and fun way to collect candy through a scavenger hunt. Take the time to think up some riddles and clues, and see who can find the most candy at your house. Your goody bags will fill up in no time, just as they would during traditional trick-or-treating.

5. Make a Halloween Playlist

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Every celebration deserves a good playlist, and streaming services like Spotify do a great job at curating the perfect songs to take your Halloweekend to the next level. Whether you're looking to listen to Monster Mash on repeat or Season of the Witch by Lana Del Rey is more your vibe, the right songs will make this year's Halloween that much more festive.

6. Have a Halloween Movie Marathon

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With so many great Halloween movies out there, you definitely won't run out of spooky options to choose from. If you're looking for kid-friendly Halloween movies to watch, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Casper are fun and festive. If scary movies are more your speed, try IT, The Exorcist, or The Conjuring.

7. Go "Ghosting"

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While you may already know of the term "ghosting," this approach is way more fun than not getting a text back. Here's how it works: Make a Halloween-themed goody bag and leave it on a friend's or neighbor's doorstep with a note that encourages them to "ghost" someone else. This way, you can keep the trick-or-treat tradition alive even when close-contact isn't in the cards this year.

8. Make a Spooky Drink or Cocktail

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Whether making home-made apple cider with the family is on your to-do list, or you're anticipating something a little boozier, creating a Halloween-themed drink is fun and easy for everyone involved. Try freezing fake eyeballs or spiders into your ice cubes, or you could even make some Reese's infused vodka to ensure your drinks are accordingly festive.

9. Dress Up - Yes, Still!

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Just because the festivities look a little different this year doesn't mean you can't dress up still! Encourage everyone in your home to come up with a costume idea, or you could even work together to plan a group costume. Whether you choose to have a socially-distanced costume parade around the neighborhood or opt to Facetime friends and family as a way to show off your spooky costume, don't skip out on this fun Halloween tradition.