Spooky season is officially here, but it’s entirely different this year.
It’s hard when you feel like you’re missing out on something. And unfortunately Halloween is going to have to be a socially distant affair this year. It sucks, but it will be worth the sacrifice in the end to keep everyone safe. Instead take Halloween 2020 as an opportunity to make different memories.
Here’s 10 ways to celebrate Halloween while staying socially distant….
Decorate Your Home
Decorating your home for Halloween is one of the best ways you can celebrate and also remain socially distant. Plus, it’s so much fun!
Home Store And More have a great selection of Halloween decorations for indoor and outdoors. There’s also tons of great ideas over on Pinterest. And if all else fails, get a pumpkin in Aldi and call it a day.
Give Yourself A Halloween Manicure
Another great way to celebrate Halloween is with a spooky manicure! We put together a list of lots of fun Halloween nail ideas to give you some inspo!
Have A Halloween Zoom Party
Yes, we have more than had our fill of Zoom this year but if it’s the only way we can connect with others for the moment, we will take it.
Why not dress up for Halloween and have a party with your friends over Zoom? You can have a competition for the best dressed, have a spooky themed quiz or even watch a Halloween movie together. The options are limitless, you just have to put your mind to it and be creative!
Watch Halloween Movies
This is a great activity to do with your own family at home, on your own or even have a virtual movie viewing with friends over Zoom or Facetime. Or you could even organise a Halloween movie club and make your way through a list of spooky movies!
Read A Spooky Novel
Halloween movies are so much fun to watch, but there’s a certain atmosphere about reading a creepy book.
Our top pick is definitly the classic novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker. It’s not super scary, it just has a very creepy feel to it. Another great one is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Have A Halloween Treasure Hunt
Normal trick or treating is not going to be possible this year, which can be difficult for younger children to understand.
If you have younger children in your family why not organise a small treasure hunt for them to find some candy?
Try Some Halloween Makeup Tutorials
There are so many Halloween makeup tutorials going around on YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest – you’re honestly spoilt for choice!
Bake Some Halloween Treats
Ah baking, what would we have done in 2020 without it?!
Forget the banana bread and go for a spooky treat to celebrate Halloween.
There’s lots of great ideas on Pinterest. And Aldi are also selling baking kits to make mini pumpkin and mummy biscuits!
The biggest thing about Halloween is obviously the dressing up element. From trick or treating as a child to Halloween parties in school and college, it’s a rite of passage. Unfortunately Halloween parties are a no-go this year, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t have a bit of fun and dress up at home and share it with family and friends over Zoom or social media.
Visit A Pumpkin Patch
Oh, look at us going all American! But yes, pumpkin patches are officially a thing in Ireland. There are a number of them in Ireland, so have a look to see if you have one within your county. Make sure you get an influencer worthy shot for your IG!
What plans do you have for a socially distant Halloween? Let us know over on our Instagram!