2020 has been a wild, rollercoaster of a ride. It started out innocently enough, but things got crazy super fast as we were all forced into the safety of our homes under the threat of Covid. Most of us couldn’t wait for the spring and summer to be over.
Now, it is over and the holidays are upon us at last. Despite the mask and social distancing requirements, it doesn’t mean that we still can’t have a good time. We can still make this year memorable and amazing. We can still finish off the year with a bang!
Despite the craziness of the year, here are six things that you should do to still have the best Halloween in 2020.
1–Wear a Mask
No, not the medical masks. Or even the fabric, homemade ones. I am talking about a good ol’ scary, or maybe, not so scary Halloween mask. Walk around your house with a mask on. Look out your window and wave at the passersby with your mask on. Answer the door for the delivery person with your mask on. See where I’m going with this?
2–Watch Epic Halloween Movies
Last year, I took the oldest child trick-or-treating. This year, we are just going to stay at home and spend the evening watching Halloween movies. I’m not sure what we are going to watch yet. But some contenders on the list could be Halloweentown I and II, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas. I also want to watch Hubie’s Halloween, which just came out on Netflix. Here’s to hoping that it’s not too scary for the child.
Drop a comment below if you have any suggestions on Halloween movies to watch. I seriously want to have a Halloween movie marathon!
3--Pair Up Your Favorite Halloween Treat with Your Favorite Beverage
While watching Halloween movies, I want to stuff my face with candy, chocolate, popcorn, and some more chocolate. I also want to drink hot chocolate with the sweets. It’s probably not very healthy. But it’s Halloween, so it’s OK. After all, Halloween is the one night a year when it is perfectly acceptable to eat candy.
4–Carve Pumpkins and Eat Pumpkin Seeds
No Halloween is complete without a pumpkin, or two. I have already bought a pumpkin and carved it the other day. It wasn’t as messy as I had anticipated. I think the reason for that was because I was carving for a purpose. I was carving to scoop out all of the precious seeds. I then washed the seeds, soaked them in butter, and then baked them for thirty minutes or so. It was actually my first time trying pumpkin seeds — and it was actually pretty good. It was reminiscent of sunflower seeds, except I didn’t have to spit out the shell.
4–Dress Up in Scary and Not-So-Scary Costumes
No Halloween is also complete without dressing up in costume. While it’s true that I stopped dressing up when I turned ten, simply because I thought I was too old for it, I can still dress up the kiddos in costume.
See below for a photo montage of costumes:
5–Have a Candy Scavenger Hunt
On Halloween morning, I plan on hiding candy all over the house. It will be like an Easter scavenger hunt, but better. It will be better because eggs are way better than candy. We might not be able to go trick-or-treating, but we can still have some fun with candy at home.
6–Tell Spooky and Not-So-Spooky Stories
This is a tradition that I started recently with the oldest. I started it as a way to help her wind down and fall asleep. She doesn’t like to read books yet. So, before bed, we turned of the lights and lay in bed together and tell stories. We take turns telling stories about princesses. I love watching her exercise her creativity and getting those gears moving. I think this weekend we may tell some stories with a Halloween “twist.”
These are the 6 things you should do to have the best Halloween in 2020. The year may be different, but that doesn’t meant that you can’t still have fun, Covid-style of course.
Now, my dear reader, tell me in the comments below what you are planning to do on Halloween Day.