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Covid Friendly Halloween Ideas

Not sure what you can do for Halloween this year? With the circumstances surrounding this year’s events, things are not the same as previous Halloweens. In order to be covid friendly, we must stay safe, wear a mask, and keep 6 feet distance as much as possible, unfortunately that means trick-o-treating is a no-go this year. Instead of going out this year, I present some alternatives that you can do for this Halloween. 

One classic activity you can do is invite a small number of friends over, or your family, and have a horror movie marathon. While doing this you are able to stay safely indoors. You can also bring some festive snacks and your favorite candies. You could even go as far as making candy bags, or movie theatre goodie bags.

Another option you can do is decorating to get into the Halloween spirit. You can decorate your room or your house. While decorating you can do pumpkin carving and let your creativity flow with your designs.  You could also decorate cookies from the store or from scratch. This is a good opportunity to have fun with family and a few of your closest friends. 

 A fun socially distanced idea is a zoom scary movie night or a Netflix Party with friends. Netflix also has a new Watch-party feature. Netflix Party is an extension for the Google Chrome web browser. Install it, and you can sync your Netflix while watching with friends, so the film or TV show you’ve all chosen starts at the same time for all of you. That way you can all watch together in real time. While doing this you can be safe, watch some scary movies, have popcorn, and you can still spend time with your friends from home.

For a spooky twist on Secret Santa, you can do a small Secret Satan. You can either drop the gifts off at each other’s place, or have a small get together with a few friends. You all pick names randomly and get them some things the person would enjoy, such as their favorite snacks, drinks, accessories, or even a gift card. The last option is on Saturday Oct. 31 – there will also be a virtual Halloween costume parade on CSB (channel 20), facebook (countyofsb), and YouTube on CSBTV20. This is for all ages . You can feature photos of you, or even your pets. If you are interested in doing this try contacting the facebook page. 

Hopefully you got some ideas on what you can do for this year’s Halloween even with the circumstances. You can still stay safe and healthy while having fun. Happy Halloween Dons!

Source: ( covid halloween 2020 ) and Noozhawk 

Picture credit: Fox News 


  • Viviana Ruiz

    Viviana Ruiz is a junior who is from Santa Barbara. She likes to write in the forge because she is able to write what she is interested in.

One Comment

  1. Adriana Mendez Adriana Mendez October 27, 2020

    I like the article and very interesting safety options. Thank you Viviana Ruiz . Happy Halloween 🎃

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