5 Ways to Safely Celebrate Halloween in 2020

5 Ways to Safely Celebrate Halloween in 2020

Katie Hall

Halloween is a holiday that many people eagerly anticipate, and it’s about to look a whole lot different this year. With the pandemic that we are currently experiencing, there is only so much we can do, so here are some ways to make the best out of these circumstances.

Visit a pumpkin patch or corn maze

Nothing screams fall like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Whether you go with family or friends, it is always a good time. There are lots of places near us that you can visit and there are so many things to do at each location. Here are some that are nearby!

Coordinate your costume with a mask

If you plan on gathering with people on Halloween, whether it be someone’s house or going trick or treating, a fun way to stay safe is to have your mask go with whatever you are wearing, if that’s a costume or even if it’s not. There are various designs and patterns for masks being sold. And you can get creative with what you chose to do. This way, you can stay safe and in the Halloween spirit at the same time. 

Here are some examples:                                   




or… you could just go all out!

Trick or Treat at home

If you have younger siblings, this one’s for you! Instead of going out to Trick or Treat, why not just do it at home? You can set up buckets of candy at the different rooms in your house and have them walk around the house like they would normally, collecting candy in a bag. This is a great option, if they aren’t going to get to go out and trick or treat normally this year.

Have a movie night

If you plan on staying in, the night of October 31st, what better is there to do than watch movies? It’s Halloween! There are plenty of options for everyone, ranging from scary, to the exact opposite, classics like, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. You can watch whatever you’re in the mood for and still get that Halloween experience.

Set up a virtual Halloween party

There are possibly many people that you haven’t been able to see recently because they are presented with a higher risk in regard to Covid-19. If this pertains to your friends, or family, or they just live far away, you could set up a Zoom meeting with them. This is a great way to communicate with those people as well as celebrate Halloween. You can have a good time with it and dress up or play games like charades and trivia.  

Have fun this Halloween, but most importantly, stay safe!