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Fun & Smart Ways You Can Celebrate Halloween And Be Safe Too!

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

How To Celebrate Halloween 2020?


Halloween 2020 is going to be different this year. Trick-Or-Treating is definitely off the table, and most Halloween events have been canceled. But how are the kids going to celebrate Halloween this year? This is the question most parents are asking these days. If you keep reading, we have awesome ideas that will help you keep the spirit of Halloween alive!


Here is a list of fun and smart ways to Celebrate Halloween this year with Social Distancing!


Attend a Virtual Halloween Party


Join Virtual Halloween Parties like Camp Supernow's interactive virtual Halloween mystery adventure. On their adventure, kids will go trick or treating in a haunted house and meet a cast of silly characters - each with a trick for kids to complete. Along the way, kids will earn “treats” in the form of clues that get them closer to solving the mystery. The virtual Zoom experience is personalized and interactive - kids will have the chance to participate by answering trivia questions, showing off their costumes and dance skills. The experience will culminate with a surprise reveal of the final candy destination and a family monster mash dance party. RSVP by clicking here.


Join A Virtual Trick-or-Treating


iD Tech is having a Roblox Halloween Block Party this Halloween. Virtual trick-or-treaters will navigate through a series of Halloween favorites like a hayride, haunted houses, corn maze, costume shop, fortune teller, bounce house, virtual photo-ops and more.  The block party will go live on Friday, October 30, 2020, and will be available throughout the weekend. Players can virtually visit a "Trick-or-Treat Street" and collect in-game items in lieu of candy to build their scores, and even be featured on iD Tech's leaderboard.  Get your free tickets online.


Decorate Your House


You probably decorate your house every year for Halloween. But this year, go a little over board. Decorate your house as if you are creating a haunted house. Not a scary one, of course, if you have little kids, but a little spooky so that you can feel the spirit of Halloween.



Our favorite decorations are Happy Halloween Light Up Jacko Lanterns, which will give a special glow to your Halloween Décor; The adorable Pumpkin Express Train packed with pumpkin pep and jack-o'-lantern jolliness; Halloween Tree Holiday, which is a perfect addition to your holiday decor, beautifully hand-painted and finished with a smooth gloss; Hanging Lighted Witch Hats, equipped with a remote control; and Halloween Pumpkin Lights, with 3D design will really dress up your home, front path or yard.



Set up a Halloween Photo Booth


Photo Booths are always fun and are not only for birthday parties. Set up a photo booth at your house and take turn taking fun Halloween pictures.



Some fun suggestions are Halloween Pumpkin Ghost Castle Maple Backdrop Banner Decoration; or Halloween Photo Booth Props with Photo Frame, which are suitable for adults and children; Trick or Treat Booth Photo Frame, which is big enough that can hold 3-4 people at the same time.


Have a Halloween Movie Night


Watch family favorite Halloween Movies on Netflix like The Addams Family, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, A Witches' Ball, The Witches, or Monster Family. Make some popcorn and use Mini Zombie Head Popcorn Boxes to make it even more fun.


Halloween Candy Hunt


Just like egg hunt for Easter, send the kids hunting for candy in your backyard, front yard, or even inside the house. Get creative, and decorate your backyard and hide the candies in fun places for your kids to find. You can even buy Creepy Halloween Candies and spook them out a little.


If you don't want to give candies to your little ones, then you can send them hunting for little Halloween Toys or cute Geddes Boo Buddies Pencils.







Create Halloween Treat Bags or Buckets


Get the kids to work and create Halloween Bags or Buckets for friends, family and even neighbors, and surprise them with Halloween Treat Bags or Buckets full of Halloween treats or assorted toys. You can make it spooky for your friends by leaving the treats at their door, ring the door bell, and run away! Since no one can't go trick-or-treating this year, this would bring lots of joy to your friends, and favorite neighbors.



Halloween Piñatas


Halloween Pinatas are just as good as trick-or-treating. Kids love trick-or-treating because they get lots of candies. Now instead of going door to door, they will have to swing a bat, one at a time, until the pinata busts open and empties all the candy. If you are concerned about the safety with the little kids, a pull string pinata is a great option.


Make Halloween Cupcakes


The kids will definitely get high on sugar on Halloween with all the candies anyway, so why not make them involved and bake some Halloween Cupcakes together? You can then decorate the Cupcakes with cute Halloween Cupcake Toppers.



Organize A Car Parade

Organize a car parade for your own neighborhood. Decorate your car with Halloween decor, put on your costumes and hit the road. We recommend organizing the event at least two weeks before Halloween Night. You can print flyers and go door to door and put at your neighbors' doors. Pick a time and a spot to start the parade.



Go To A Pumpkin Patch


Some Pumpkin Patches are planning to open this Halloween, and you can enjoy these pumpkin patches with social distancing. For a full list of the Pumpkin Patches that are planning to open for Fall 2020, click here.



Go To A Drive-Thru Halloween Event


Many event producers have started Drive-Thru Halloween events and hunted houses across the County of Los Angeles, which you can enjoy safely from the comfort of your vehicle. Most Haunted Houses are not recommended for kids under 13, but we highly recommend Nights of The Jack Drive-Thru, which is is a family friendly drive-thru Halloween experience. You can win one ticket for the drive-thru experience valued at $69.00 per vehicle when you sign up for our newsletters between September 13th through October 1st. Click here for a list of all the Halloween 2020 Events and Drive-Thru Experiences.



This Article was featured on Fox 11 News In Depth.


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