Chances are pretty good that Halloween is going to look a little different for your family this year. Halloween can still be fun and memorable, even if you aren’t trick-or-treating. The problem is, that requires creativity, which is definitely in short supply amongst moms these days! We crowd sourced some ideas from our amazing community for alternate ways to celebrate Halloween in a pandemic friendly way in case you are feeling the overwhelm and burn out like we are.
We know Halloween will vary depending on your comfort levels, and even your geographic location. As always, we support the decision you make in the best interest of your family, but want to give the friendly reminder that none of us exist in a vacuum right now, and to be mindful, especially as we head into the holiday season.
We are also continuing our political segment leading up to the 2020 election. This week we focus on some key points of the Biden plan that will improve the quality of life for women, mothers, and families.
Alternate Halloween Ideas
- Trunk or treat with a small group of people
- Go to a park on Halloween and have a glow in the dark candy scavenger hunt
- Trick or treating room to room in your house
- If you are in a bubble/pod, trick or treat room to room in each house! Think progressive trick or treat where you drive from house to house.
- Movie night outside with a projector. Kids can still dress up, eat their weight in candy and Halloween treats, all while watching their favorite Halloween movie!
- A bike parade. We love that kids can participate either on bikes or along the parade route, depending on what each family is comfortable with!
- An individual piñata for each kid filled with their favorite treats
- Boo-ing neighbors with festive treats
- Scary movie marathon
- Rent a house for a weekend getaway
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR
- What Halloween typically looks like for us
- How our plans have changed this year
- Unique ways you are celebrating Halloween despite the pandemic
- Key elements of the Biden plan that support women and families
THINGS WE MENTIONED
- If you’re doing a movie night, Heather loves this projector. Super easy to set up and great quality!
- These lights made for bike tires would be so fun for a night time bike parade on Halloween night!
- We have a free printable if you want to booze your friends and neighbors
- Brittany mentioned an episode of Pantsuit Politics with Elizabeth Warren
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