Experts say Halloween is ‘not sensible’ during the pandemic, so amidst fears that the annual spooky celebration will be cancelled, we’re sharing some top tips on how you can still mark the occasion while staying safe.
Decorate for Autumn
While you may not feel it’s worth going all-out and decorating your front door or porch this year, you can still let loose and adorn your interiors with Halloween decs. If you have kids, they will love getting involved and picking up some craft and décor supplies, too.
Head to shops like Hobbycraft, The Range and Home Bargains – be safe while doing so, of course – and create a fun Halloween table centrepiece, or get creative with scary bunting or delicious-smelling autumn themed reed diffusers.
Throw an Intimate Party at Home
So, with the new rule of six now in full force, it’s likely we will still be under said restrictions by October 31 too. That doesn’t mean you can’t plan an intimate Halloween party for your own family, though.
Cook up some ghoulish treats and use the BBC Good Food site for inspiration. From starters and snacks to novelty Halloween cake pops, why not organise your own Halloween themed Great British Bake Off a home? Incidentally, the Bake Off is back on our screens on Tuesday, September 22, so you should be able to get plenty of ideas where your homemade efforts are concerned.
Plan a Scary Film Fest
Don’t feel like heading to the cinema at the moment? We totally understand. After all, it can be daunting to go out when the virus is still out there. So, perhaps it’s time to make full and proper use of your Netflix account and plan an evening’s film fest with the whole family?
Whip up some delicious Halloween snacks and treats and pick out two or three horror films to watch back to back. Simple and lots of fun.
Organise a Virtual Halloween Party or Quiz
Virtual parties have been all the rage during the pandemic, so why not set one up? Put together a Halloween themed quiz or plan a virtual dinner party where everyone enjoys a spooky feast and a drink or two while having a natter? Okay, so it may not be the Halloween you’re used to, but we all have to get creative in 2020, don’t we?
If you really want to throw a proper party, consider postponing your plans until you can do just that. It doesn’t have to be a Halloween-specific bash, but it can be a horror-themed one. Start stockpiling decorations post-Halloween when they’re in the sale, before dusting them all off when the time comes.
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