Covid-19 has already changed the way we see so many holidays this year, disrupting regular events like birthdays, holidays and sports. Luckily there are plenty of enjoyable, safe ways we can enjoy Halloween without dampening all the spooky fun.
After all, Halloween is the one day of the year we don’t have to feel out of place wearing a mask! Here are some new “tricks” you can use to Covid-proof your Halloween celebrations.
If kids usually like to ring your doorbell, you can even leave spooky hand sanitiser by the door, customised with creepy plastic spiders or insects inside the bottles!
Cloth masks are a great way of protecting yourself when out and about in public, especially in conjunction with good hygiene. The best part is, you can even get creative and make your own cloth mask using spooky fabrics. Get creative with imaginative fabrics that suit the theme of your Halloween costume. Just be sure the mask fully covers your mouth and nose and has at least 2-3 layers as suggested.
If you’re short on time, simply buy a plain cloth mask and get decorating. For princesses, fairies and unicorns, bezaddle a glittery face mask! Line diamantes, sequins or glitter around the edges of your mask or paint a rainbow on it using colourful acrylic fabric paint.
For a scary monster, ghoul or demon, paint jagged teeth, a skull, or huge fangs onto your mask! Be sure to have a few spare masks set aside to test different designs.
If you’re not going trick-or-treating this year, go all out with decorating inside your home instead. Set the mood in your living room with candles or spooky lighting, stick cobwebs in dark corners and create a “ghoul” or scarecrow in your living room!
For a really creepy Halloween setting, invest in a smoke machine and play spooky music in your backyard. If you’ve got some extra time on your hands, carve a pumpkin and place a candle or light inside it. You can click and collect many Halloween inspired products from Big W.
Invite close friends or family over in person if restrictions permit, for a frightfully fun night of laughs, treats and scares! You could watch a spooky film together, play scary games or make tasty Halloween treats at home. Adults can join in by making Halloween-inspired cocktails.
Ideally, share-style food should come in individually-wrapped portions or be pre-packaged. Be sure to write your visitor’s names on plastic cups so no-one gets theirs mixed up.
If restrictions don’t permit gatherings, use the day as an excuse to celebrate over Zoom!
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Unsure of whether or not to trick or treat in your neighbourhood? Follow government health advice and stay informed about any recent cases in your local area. If your suburb is a Coronavirus hotspot or you’re feeling even slightly unwell, don’t go door-to-door. Make sure to always abide by social distancing restrictions, practice safe hygiene, and follow government advice in your local area.
Like any event this year, we need to re-think how we celebrate Halloween to ensure it is safe and fun for everyone. But, with a little creativity, we can still make it work without having to forgo this fun holiday. How will you celebrate Halloween this year?