Halloween During Quarantine

Celebrating Halloween has been a long-lasting tradition that has existed for 2,000 years! It is believed to originate back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Halloween is a fairly quick and easy holiday, but due to the current pandemic, it may not be as easy to celebrate as before. Despite being unable to celebrate Halloween traditionally this year, that does not mean we cannot try to find other ways to enjoy ourselves on the spookiest night of the year. Below are some ways you can safely celebrate Halloween this year.

Watch a movie

Watching a movie is not only fun, but also safe since you can do it alone or with the people you live with! All you have to do is pop some popcorn, sit on the couch with your family, and enjoy the movie! A couple of movies I recommend are the Friday the 13th movie series, or Pet Sematary, 1989. 

Host a virtual party

While it might not be the real thing, you can host a Halloween party for you and your friends virtually. You can have all of your friends dress up and have a costume contest! Or, you could play some virtual party games like Kahoot, Jack Box, skribbl.io, charades, or any other game you’d like. 

Cooking

If you are feeling festive, you can make some Halloween inspired treats. Get creative; try to make something that you haven’t tried yet, like a Halloween-themed cake or Rice Krispie Treat.

Halloween decorations

Something else you can do is decorate your house with Halloween decorations such as hand-carved pumpkins, fake spider webs, or makeshift ghosts. 

Candy tasting

Sadly, this year we won’t be able to go trick or treating and get bagfuls of candy. What you can do instead is buy yourself a bunch of candy that you haven’t tried and rate them from best to worst. To make it more interesting, invite your family members to join and make up a game guessing which candy is which. 

These times are hard on all of us but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to enjoy them. Stay safe and Happy Halloween!