Halloween is right around the corner and as parents, you probably have a lot of questions regarding safety. We want you to be able to give the kids a Halloween they won’t forget while keeping them as safe as possible. Here is our list of ideas for socially spaced Halloween festivities, including pumpkin carving, costumes, and of course, candy!
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
A pumpkin-carving contest brings a competitive edge to Halloween, while still maintaining proper social distancing. Set up stations in the backyard with a pumpkin, glue, glitter, googly eyes, and all of the supplies your kids and their friends will need to decorate their spooky pumpkins. Make sure to have them give their gourds a funny name and the competition is on!
Spooky Movie Night
A spooky movie night might just be the best way to spend your Halloween this year! Make this Halloween candy popcorn, grab some of the kids’ favorite candy, and snuggle up for an epic movie night filled with the same spooks and delicious treats. Some family-friendly movies to watch are Hocus Pocus, Twitches, Monster House, and Scooby-Doo.
Join Our Whitney Ranch Scavenger Hunt
This Halloween, join the Whitney Ranch Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt! Use the clues to find out where all of The Ranch House ghosts have escaped to. Register online on our Facebook page.
Decorate the Yard
Turn to decorate the yard into a fun family weekend activity. Grab cobwebs, pumpkins, ghosts, tombstones, fog machines, and black lights for a front yard photoshoot backdrop and neighborhood must-see. Go with a theme like A Nightmare Before Christmas, a ghost haunting, or a skeleton boneyard.
Mask up Your Costume
There isn’t a better time to incorporate a mask into your look than Halloween! For any Halloween festivities this year, consider costumes that already have masks in the style guide. For example, a superhero and doctor already wear masks and are great options for the kids who want to blend their masks into their costumes. Get creative with it and enjoy the challenge of finding the perfect mask for your kids’ costume.
Reminder: A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth face-covering unless it has three layers of padded protection for filtration.
♀️ Outdoor Costume Showcase
Of course, what is Halloween without showing off your favorite new costume? Host a backyard or neighborhood fashion show where the kids can share their costumes with each other, take pictures, and exchange some of their favorite candies. As always parents, make sure to wipe down your child’s candy when you get home, and maintain proper hand sanitation and cleansing if passing out any candy.
We hope this gives you a start to creating a festive Halloween environment at home for your kids this year!