September 22, 2020

Halloween Happenings: How to Make 2020 Fun

It’s almost that time of year! The fall holidays are rapidly approaching, so we are serving up tricks and treats to ensure Halloween 2020 is fun for your friends and family no matter their age.

As we continue into the colder months, there is no doubt that healthy and safety will continue to be the utmost priority. Like the rest of 2020, our Halloween celebrations will look different than they have in the past. In fact, many are already discussing concerns around the long time tradition of trick-or-treating.

Whether you’d like to offer the opportunity for your kids to gather candy, host a virtual party with your roommates, or increase the company’s morale with fun festivities, we have a handful of ideas to celebrate Halloween safely this year.

Trick-or-treat carefully with these fun Halloween alternatives.

Try trunk-or-treating with a group of family members or friends within your pod. This is a great way to allow kids a more traditional trick-or-treating experience without visiting strangers and risking anyone’s health. Participants can each choose a theme or come up with a collective plan to make the absolute most of the experience.

If you will not be doing door-to-door trick or treating this year, another great alternative is to have a candy hunt in your yard, similar to an Easter egg hunt. You can put candy or treats into glow in the dark plastic eggs for some extra spooky fun! Take it to the next level and transform your yard into a cemetery, or design a haunted house to host a micro party with the candy-egg hunt.

Get intimate with a on-theme micro party.

Whether you have young kids or a group of Halloween-loving adults, there are so many fun ways to celebrate this holiday safely with a small group. Hosting a Halloween craft night is a great way to get everyone in the spirit while showing their creativity. Consider having a contest to let participants vote on their favorite, picking a theme for everyone to follow, or sharing stories to accompany your creations. From pumpkin carving, to cookie decorating, to spooky cocktail creations, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creative contests.

An outdoor movie night is another perfect way to celebrate. Light the space with jack-o-lanterns, prepare snacks, and use hay bails as seats for a fun evening under the full moon, enjoying a festive film.

Speaking of a full moon ceremony could be another great way to celebrate the season.

If you have an all adult crowd, may we suggest a pumpkin beer tasting? There are a surprising number of beers to choose from in this category. Designing tasting cards for guests is a great way to elevate the experience. Specialty glasses also make wonderful favors! And if beer is not your thing, check out this list of spooky wine options to pair with candy.

  • Celebrate Halloween with your friends and family virtually!

If you are unable to get together with others physically, take the celebration online with a virtual party! We have created 7 Halloween themed virtual backgrounds for you to download and use.

Hosting a virtual costume contest can unleash your creativity, give you a reason to get dressed, and an opportunity to connect with others all at once. With accessible platforms like Zoom, you can connect up to 100 individuals with a free account.

Another way to celebrate virtually is with a Halloween themed karaoke night. Provide a playlist of songs for guests to choose from and set up a que in the chat for everyone to sign up, then take turns serenading one another with spooky songs.

If you aren’t into Halloween traditionally, celebrate the season!

We’d recommend staying in and warming up with this delicious roasted pumpkin soup from Cookie + Kate if you don’t typically celebrate the holiday. Autumn in itself is worthy of celebration, which is why we have an entire blog post dedicated to fall tablescapes if you’re looking for inspiration.

Regardless of what it may look like, we are here to ensure Halloween 2020 is fun for your friends and family, as are all life’s celebratory moments.

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