Halloween is right around the corner, and much like other holidays in 2020, COVID-19 has changed the way that we will celebrate. Many states have canceled their spooky festivities and have recommended that trick-or-treaters stay home this year. Learning to adjust our traditions while still maintaining social distance can be a challenge. CTFCU is here to provide you with ways to celebrate Halloween amidst the pandemic.

Candy Slide

To keep trick-or-treating alive, Youtubers Jaime and Jay of The Wicked Makers developed the Candy Slide. This project is a combination of PVC piping, connectors, and hot glue. Neighbors can slide candy down the PVC pipe for trick-or-treaters to receive safely on the other end. Personalize the prop by adding some of your favorite spooky decorations!

Spooky Dinner

For those who choose to stay inside on Halloween, a spooky dinner can help brighten (or darken) the evening! By conducting an online search or consulting Pinterest, you can find many “scary” recipes like mummy hot dogs, spider cookies, and Frankenshakes. This frighteningly fun activity can involve the entire family and become a great tradition for years to come!

Movie Night

Whether you’re a horror movie buff or have Hocus Pocus on repeat the entire month of October, a movie marathon is a great way to celebrate Halloween! Grab your favorite snacks, a cozy blanket, and settle on the couch for a night of your favorite films.

Pumpkin Carving or Painting

Pumpkins are a staple piece of Halloween décor, and you can make them even more special by carving your own design! For smaller children, carving may be dangerous; however, pumpkin painting is a great alternative. This is activity sparks the creativity in both children and adults, making it a wonderful pass time for the entire family!

Participating in such a socially interactive holiday during a pandemic can seem impossible. Still, there are ways to adapt and ensure the health and safety of those around you. With these quarantine friendly activities, Halloween 2020 will surely be a ghoulishly good time.

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