I love the costumes, I love when the weather starts to change, and I absolutely love the decorations. 2020 has been a wild ride of a year so far and has forced many of us to get creative with how we can continue to do social activities while still practicing social distancing. Celebrating holidays such as Halloween this year will be no different. I did some brain storming for family friendly ideas to stay spooky this Halloween, hopefully one of my ideas sparks some creativity for you. Here are some of my Halloween social distancing ideas

Unfortunately, there have been restrictions nationwide this year for trick-or-treating depending on where you live. If you don’t quite feel safe taking your children door-to-door, plan a candy scavenger hunt at home! Similar to hiding Easter eggs, hide pieces of candy around your home or property to entertain your children. Or, get creative and make a treasure map to make a game of it!

For me, the appeal of Halloween is that everything is so spooky and it’s fun to dress up. But let’s be honest, most kids are just in it for the candy. In addition to decorating your home and planning a fun night in with your kids, get a fun themed or character pinata so they can still run and collect their candy for the night.

When I was a kid, it was yearly tradition to carve a pumpkin the night before Halloween with my mom, and I looked forward to it every year. I have carried on that tradition as an adult, and it’s still something I look forward to every Halloween eve. As an alternative to carving, grab some acrylic pants and let your children paint whatever kind of spooky or silly face they can dream of. If you carve your pumpkin, don’t forget to save your seeds for baking a healthy tasty treat!