The end of the year is always such a festive time, starting with Halloween. This year, it’s pretty clear that things will not be the same due to the pandemic. At Key West Video, we love Halloween! Our team of cosplayers usually come rocking amazing costumes, but physical distancing and flex schedules have proven that we’ll have to celebrate Halloween differently this year. That got us thinking – how are some ways we can celebrate Halloween during Covid? Keep reading to find out.
A Party! Kind of…
Nothing says you can’t have a party with the people in your household, so whether you live with one other person or a family, get together and have a little party. Dress up, grab your snacks, and play some fun and spooky games! If you live on your own or want to celebrate with more people, there’s a good thing that video conferencing has our back! Everyone dresses up, decorates, and comes to the zoom party for lots of fun with virtual games.
Pumpkin carving is probably one of the lower risk activities for Halloween this year. Especially since it can be done with the people in your immediate household, if you’re ever looking for inspiration, a quick look at Pinterest will give you tons of ideas for carving pumpkins. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A pumpkin
- A Knife (preferably serrated to really get in there)
- A Spoon/Scoop (or you could use your hands)
- A marker
- A candle (real or fake)
- Lots of newspaper or garbage bags to cover your working surface
The best part of Halloween season is all the scary movies available on streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime. You can use a Netflix party to have a movie marathon while chatting with your friends. Pop some popcorn, get comfy, and pick your favourite Halloween movie! Why not even dress up?
Instead of trick or treating, take your kids on a walk through the neighbourhood and have a list of things to find. Kids and adults can have fun trying to check the items off their list by looking around for decorations in other people’s yards! Whoever comes home with a list completed gets a whole bowl of candy. This idea is super fun, creative, and gets you outdoors but physically distanced for the spooky season.
It’s definitely not the same as our typical celebrations, but it’s important that we still find a way to have a fun time during Covid. How do you plan on celebrating this year? Let us know in the comments.