Halloween is scary all on its own, but a year without Halloween is even scarier. You might not be planning any trick-or-treating this year, but Halloween is far from cancelled. Here’s a few safe but fun ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year with your family.
- Switch out your boring old face mask for a cool Halloween one in the days leading up to Halloween. You can decorate your own face mask to make it festive or purchase something fun at the store.
- Weather permitting, host an outdoor Halloween party for friends. Check out some yummy treats you can serve.
- Jump in the car and hunt for haunted houses in your neighborhood. Staten Island is home to some heart-stoppingly spooky ones. Here’s where to find the best haunted houses around.
- Create your own haunted house! You can be one of the stops on everyone’s haunted house route this season. The more elaborate the decorations, the more crowds you will attract.
- Host a scary movie marathon, compete with candy corn instead of popcorn. For younger kids, try some of the less scary flicks.
- Have you ever “boo’ed” someone? It’s a fun new trend where you leave a basket of Halloween/autumn goodies outside a friend or neighbor’s door with a tag that says” you’ve been boo’ed!” They pay it forward by booing someone else. You can even keep it anonymous for an air of mystery.
- Host a Zoom costume party. This is a super fun idea for little kids who want to show off their costume to all their friends.
- Host a Trunk-or-Treat in your neighborhood, enlisting responsible adults to “man” their trunks and ensure everyone is staying socially distant and safe.
- Host a spooky scavenger hunt. Look to Pinterest for some fun ideas.
- Drive-in movies have been a quarantine staple this year. Pack up some festive snacks and check out a Halloween-themed one
- Go pumpkin picking! Here’s some nearby farms.
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