No, Halloween is not canceled. Here’s a list of how to make this spooky season fun at the safety and comfort of your home!
There’s no way that Halloween is canceled this year. Not when it falls on a Saturday, and not when there’s a full moon! Plus, it’s the same night as we move our clocks back for daylight savings time, which means — yeah, that’s right — we’ve got an extra hour to keep the Halloween celebrations going!
Cue the fist pumps — or, er, the screams of fright…
We know that with the pandemic, there are certain restrictions that feel like Halloween will go differently this year. Door-to-door trick-or-treating and large gatherings have been discouraged by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And indoor haunted houses along with costume parties might put us at greater risk in contracting the coronavirus. But this does not mean that we can’t make this spooky season count and as festive as it was the years before.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 super fun ways on how to celebrate Halloween 2020 and make it memorable!
1. Create a Halloween Advent Calendar
Yup, it’s not just Christmas that gets an advent calendar anymore. You can now extend your celebration during the whole month with a countdown calendar. Each day you can do a fun activity like watching your favorite Halloween movie, baking a pumpkin pie, or taste testing the best Halloween candies — the possibilities are endless!
Be sure to check out Knowz and see if there are any major events happening around you!
2. Do-It-Yourself Costumes
Still trying to figure out what costume to wear? Why not make it your own? Take some of the things you currently have inside the house and express your creativity. Kick the fun up a notch by turning it into a Halloween costume competition or a themed photoshoot with the family and friends at home or over a video call!
3. Decorate your home
There’s nothing more festive than setting the right scene with Halloween decorations! Get extra crafty with wine bottle candlesticks, bubbling cauldrons, spooky tattered curtains, creepy old photographs in the entryway, and sheet-draped chairs in the living room for the look of ruin. Throw in some paint splattered pumpkins and you’re all set!
4. Carve pumpkins
Start the tradition by going to the pumpkin patch and choose the perfect pumpkins to start carving! There are plenty of designs to choose from! You can either print out a template or you can also just wing it.
Check Knowz to see which pumpkin patches near you are less crowded.
5. Bring on the spooky entertainment
Every night can be movie night! Get some popcorn and some candy at the ready and start with the classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentown. Then as Halloween night approaches, maybe go for the scarier movies like The Exorcist, The Sixth Sense, and The Shining — if you’re up for it!
6. Prepare a Halloween dinner
It’s all about being festive, so an orange-and-black dinner is in order! From Smoky Pumpkin Black Sesame Seed Hummus to Black Bean Burgers then to Spicy Cheddar Witch Fingers, these will surely spook you out without the hunger pangs! But why stop there? For Dessert, you can bake some Jack O’ Lantern Hand Pies, and of course, a Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Tart.
7. Craft your own Concoction (Or Cocktails)
Who said that Halloween was only for kids? Enjoy Halloween themed cocktails like Poison Apple Cocktails, Black Magic Margaritas, Bloody Mary Syringes, and The Witches Heart. Brace yourselves, it’s about to be a boozy night!
8. Go Ghosting
No, it’s not that kind of “ghosting.” In true Halloween spirit, this is when you create a bag of goodies for friends or neighbors and leave it on their doorstep with a note that encourages them to pass it on. It’s a great way to let them know you’re thinking of them this season.
9. Play Halloween games
A candy scavenger hunt, a pumpkin pinata filled with candies and treats, and a pumpkin patch stomp game. All the classic Halloween games can be just as fun with your family at home.
10. Host a virtual Halloweekend Party
Technology has given us ways to be closer together especially during this pandemic. Facetime, Zoom, and Google Hangouts have now become an essential part of our lives to connect with loved ones. So create a Halloween costume party invitation and send it out with your calendar invite!
Knowz before you go
Don’t forget to use Knowz during your Halloween preparations! We know that getting ready this season might opt for trips to the grocery store, costume shops, or even to Halloween stores. We have our Halloween special tags just for this season, so don’t miss out! Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask Knowzers to let you know.
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