Ahhhh the signs of autumn are here... The leaves are falling, the foliages are blazing with colors, and pumpkin patches are taking over the field. This year’s Halloween is supposed to be an epic one if not because of the coronavirus, with it falls on a Saturday which means we can go trick and treating for the whole day and a full moon! But like all the plans we had for this year, we need to either change it or postpone it. Of course, the latter one is out of the option for Halloween!
We still need to practice social distancing but doesn’t mean Halloween is canceled. We just need to come up with creative ways to keep the spirit high, safely at home.
Decorating your house for Halloween might be the only thing that doesn’t change this year. Give a little effort in creating the spooky vibes in each nook and cranny. Play some daunting tunes, turn off the lights, and spray those webs around. Do it with your family members to make it even more fun. Then you can end the day (or begin the night?) with a halloween-themed horror dinner (and cocktails), perhaps while sharing some spooky encounters. Monster eye, anyone?
This will be particularly popular among small kids. Buy an inexpensive face-painting kit and just let the kids go crazy with it. Let them do you as well and see the real horror unfold! For an older audience, you might get a temporary tattoo parlor to get them excited. Then don’t forget to snap a pic or two to commemorate the “art” you’ve created, preferably with a SweetEscape session ;)
Instead of trick or treating, you can follow the Easter Bunny’s path and go on a candy hunt. Hide the candies and chocolates all over your house, backyard included. Insert a mini game here and there to make it challenging and let your kids follow the candy trail that leads them to the witch’s cauldron (which is your role) for the final task.
This one is for the Millenials and Zoomers out there. Host a Halloween virtual party on Zoom with friends and family complete with all the costume and games! You can gather remotely to decorate and carve pumpkins safely from your own homes. Don’t forget to give awards at the end of the night for the best looks!
Build a pillow fort and decorate it with lights and cobwebs to get the mood going. You can then choose to watch it on TV or have a fancier way by watching it via a projector. Get that popcorn ready and pop in your favorite spooky movies or TV series for a special night-in full of terror!
This year’s celebration is unlike any other which makes it even more important to capture! Even though there’s no trick and treating on the streets, a halloween inside the safety of our home can be memorable too. Capture your Quarantine-o-ween with SweetEscape’s home session and have a fun yet safe Halloween with your family!