Halloween 2020 has the potential to be epic, it falls on a Saturday and that means we get an entire day — or weekend — of candy, costumes, crafts and spooky movies. The CDC announced their safety guidelines for Halloween this year, which include avoiding trick-or-treating and large gatherings. But just because we need to remain socially distanced, it doesn’t mean that Halloween is cancelled.
There are a lot of ways to make October 31 feel special and just as festive as years before, so get your costume ready and let’s make it the happiest and safest Halloween possible!
We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to safely celebrate Halloween in 2020. From creating treat bags for friends to cooking a wide variety of snacks, these ideas can help you make the best of this Halloween.
DELIVER FESTIVE GOODIES TO LOVED ONES
Consider sending a bag of Halloween-themed treats to friends and family that you can’t see in person. This is a great way to show people that you’re thinking of them. Create a treat bag of treats and goodies for your friends and family members and leave it on their doorstep with a note inside that encourages them to do the same for someone else.
TASTE TEST ALL THE BEST HALLOWEEN CANDY
You can make this day all about treating yourself. Put all those seasonal candies to the test — taste test, that is. And do let us know, what’s your favorite? Share a photo of your favorite candy on social media and tag @mygecu!
HAVE A SPOOKY MOVIE MARATHON
There’s no activity more classic than watching a marathon of Halloween-themed movies or shows. So, grab some popcorn, a pumpkin spice latte and snuggle up with one of your favorite movies that just screams Halloween. To make the day even more fun you can also …
WEAR YOUR COSTUME!
Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress up in your funniest, spookiest or cutest costume. Costumes are a major part of any Halloween celebration, so put on your skeleton onesie and get comfy for the day.
MAKE A SPOOKY SNACK
Channel more of your Halloween spirit into creating a stunning spread of spooky snacks. Try something creative, like ghost pizza bagels. You can find that recipe and much more in these 20 Halloween dinner recipes that let you go way beyond just candy!
HOST A VIRTUAL PARTY
By now, we’re all pros at hosting virtual get-togethers. FaceTime, Zoom and Google Hangouts have become the norm for holidays this year. Get your spooky snacks, put on your costume and invite all of your friends to a virtual costume party!
ORDER TAKEOUT FROM YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT
Ordering takeout from your favorite restaurant can make any day feel like a special occasion. You get bonus spooky points for helping out local businesses and ordering food from a locally owned restaurant.
We hope that you find fun, creative and festive ways for you and your family to enjoy this holiday. If you try any of these tips at home, share a photo on social media and tag us to let us know how you made this the happiest, safest Halloween ever.