Ideas for a Socially Distanced Halloween

Published: October 20, 2020

It may seem like Halloween is cancelled this year amidst social distancing due to COVID-19, but there are still many ways to celebrate Halloween in a safe way. You might just have to get creative! We pulled together a list of possible activities to take the place of your normal Halloween traditions to ensure you and your family still get to enjoy the holiday. Remember, to stay socially distant (six feet apart) from those not in your home unit and to wear a mask.

Here are some ideas for a socially distanced Halloween:

  • Go trick or treating with your family or with one friend
    • COVID-19 note: Make sure to stay six feet apart and wear a mask
    • COVID-19 note: Take turns getting candy and treats
    • COVID-19 note: Bring hand sanitizer
  • Drive around your neighborhood looking for Halloween decorations
  • Visit a drive-in movie theatre and watch a Halloween movie
  • Watch a movie at home by using a projector outside with family or a few friends
    • COVID-19 note: Make sure to stay six feet apart and wear a mask
  • Decorate your home with Halloween decorations inside and trick or treat in different rooms of your home (you can even hide the candy and treats if you want to get creative)
  • Organize your neighborhood to have different shifts of trick or treating where candy is left outside of houses and there is hand sanitizer that everyone has to use before they take a piece of candy
    • COVID-19 note: Make sure to social distance
    • COVID-19 note: Wear a mask
    • COVID-19 note: Bring hand sanitizer
  • Hold a spooky themed scavenger hunt in your home for your family
  • Put individual goodie bags for trick or treaters at the end of your driveway or outside your apartment door.
  • Try Zoom trick or treating with friends
  • Have a Zoom Halloween party with your friends to show off your costume!
  • Halloween crafts
    • Tie dye an old shirt (black and orange dye)
    • Make a wreath out of fall leaves
    • Pumpkin carving

However you celebrate Halloween this year, we hope you have fun and stay safe!