How to Celebrate Halloween in 2020

2020. What a year it’s been. Halloween is right around the corner, and we are still in the era of COVID and social distancing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to skip the Halloween spirit completely this year. While in-person Halloween parties and trick-or-treating is cancelled, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the spooky holiday. From virtual parties to cookie house decorating, here are a few fun ways to celebrate Halloween this year:

Throw a virtual costume party

“I think you’re on mute” has been the statement of the year so far with all of our Zoom meetings. Why not continue the virtual get togethers for Halloween? Send out an E-vite to your friend group and tell everyone to come in their best Halloween costume. You can even throw a costume contest and have everyone vote on the best dressed.

Decorate a Halloween cookie house

Who wants to wait until Christmas to decorate a gingerbread house? Not me! Start the tradition early and grab yourself a Halloween-themed cookie house to decorate with your household. You can even set up a Zoom call with your friends or family and all decorate at the same time to show off your creative skills.

Carve a pumpkin

While pumpkin patches may be cancelled this year, you can still get a pumpkin at your local grocery store. They’re also cheaper than picking one up at most pumpkin patches! Remember carving a pumpkin as a kid? Yeah, it’s still fun as an adult. Find a cool design online to inspire you and trace it onto your pumpkin. The finished result will have you looking like a pro.

Watch a scary movie

Get into the spooky spirit and pop yourself some popcorn, pour a glass of wine, and watch your favorite scary movie. Not into scary flicks? There are plenty of Halloween themed movies that aren’t actually scary, like Hocus Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Decorate your house

Just because no one’s coming over doesn’t mean you have to skip the decorations this year. Decorate as you usually would pre-COVID. It’s fun and gets you in the spirit for the holiday. Who cares if it’s just for you and the cat?

Things may be different this year, but Halloween isn’t cancelled. We have to modify how we celebrate in 2020, but we can still have a good time! So decorate your house, put on your costume, and have a happy Halloween!


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