Halloween is right around the corner and the temptation to celebrate in larger groups is at an all-time high. With COVID-19 coronavirus concerns, celebrating everyone’s favorite spooky holiday will look different this year.
Just because we have social distancing does not mean we cannot celebrate and have fun. Here is a compiled list of things you can do to safely celebrate Halloween this year.
Host a movie night
Gather your closest friends and pop some popcorn and play Halloween movie classics like “Hocus Pocus” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to get into the spirit. Host a streaming party on Disney+ or share screen via Zoom to practice social distancing
Do a Tarot card reading
Light some candles and listen to the universe to see what is in your future. To get better results, consult a professional tarot reader to do a reading with you or friends on Zoom.
Carving pumpkins is a classic Halloween tradition. Grab some pumpkins with friends or family and enjoy a night of designing and decorating.
Participate in “ghosting”
Ghosting is when you make a bag of Halloween-themed goodies and leave it on a friend’s or neighbor’s doorstep with a note to pass on the trend and “ghost” someone else. It is the perfect way to cheer up a friend during this holiday.
Nothing tastes better than eating discounted Halloween candy on Nov. 1. Stock up on your favorite Halloween treats and snacks or get in the kitchen and whip up some treats.
Practice your Halloween makeup
Just because you are not going anyway does not mean that you cannot practice your makeup. Look up beauty videos on YouTube to create the perfect, spine-chilling look to replicate.
Get some friends and locate the creepiest places around Shippensburg and take photos with or without your costumes to spice up your social media.
Host a virtual costume Party
Still in a partying mood? Host an online party with friends and family. Show off your costume, pour a drink and play games. It might not feel the same, but at least you are interacting with loved ones and keeping in touch with friends.