How to Have a Safe but Fun Halloween

By Marissa Yefsky //

Before 2020 started, everyone was excited for Halloween to be on a Saturday. After all, that hasn’t happened in years. However, as the day inches closer, we’re now aware our Halloween will look much different this year compared to years past. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I’ve written down some ideas that will help make your Halloween still be as fun as possible.

Spooky movie night

To get in the Halloween spirit, a lot of streaming platforms have released spooky movies. There are some that will bring you back down memory lane with classics like “Halloweentown” and “Hocus Pocus” and others like Adam Sandler’s new movie, “Hubie Halloween.” If you’re looking for something chilling, be sure to look at “The Witch,” and “Halloween.” Definitely turn on one or all of these Halloween movies to get you in the spooky spirit.

Decorate pumpkins

Go to your nearest grocery store and pick up some pumpkins. It might seem like something that’s fitting for little kids, but I promise you it can be really fun when you can get some friends together and create fun and scary designs.

Go to a haunted house

This one seems pretty obvious, but is always forgotten about. Not every haunted house is open this year, but some places have made adjustments to allow customers to still get the thrilling experience. Many houses have made adjustments to limit number of occupants and increased temperature checks. However, if you would rather keep a greater distance between the monsters, head over to Terror in the Timbers in Elgin. They have created a drive-thru haunted house that’s sure to have you running for the hills.

Zoom party

Many of us now use Zoom for school, but forgot about what we originally used it for months ago…to stay in touch! Get on Zoom and meet with your friends and family to have a safe and socially distanced Halloween party. This is the safest option to see your loved ones, but if you would prefer to see them in person, be sure to follow your county’s guidelines for the number of people allowed on private property.

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