COVID-19 may have changed how we live our everyday lives, but that doesn’t mean that holidays have to be cancelled.
Even if your normal Halloween plans have been called off because of the pandemic, it’s still possible to have a fun day at home.
1. Carve scary pumpkins.
Pumpkin carving is a great way to embrace the spooky season without the crowds. Whether you prefer to make elaborate and frightening designs, or you simply want to make something cute and fun, pumpkin carving is an activity that the whole family can enjoy.
There are hundreds of free printable designs available online, so let your imagination go wild.
Bonus tip: If you have little ones, swap out the carving tools for paint instead.
2. Organize a Halloween candy hunt.
You may not be able to go trick-or-treating in the usual way this year, but you can still make the evening exciting for your family.
If you have young children, you can put together an Easter-style candy hunt that spans your yard and house. Grab some tiny treat bags or party favor containers like plastic pumpkins and cauldrons, and fill them with candy. Stash them around like Easter eggs, get everyone dressed in their Halloween costumes, and then let the hunt begin.
For older kids, you can make things more challenging by organizing a scavenger hunt instead.
3. Make Halloween-themed treats.
Witch’s brew punch, Frankenstein sandwiches, mummy pizzas and eyeball cake pops are just a few of the many recipes you and your family can make for a terrifyingly delicious Halloween-themed dinner.
You can make all of your meals and snacks spooky for the day, or you can build up the suspense by waiting until the evening meal for the big, scary reveal.
For a whole host of sweet and savoury recipes with a macabre twist, check out this list.
To minimize the stress of running around to multiple stores in the hopes of finding everything you need, visit Lynn Valley Shopping Centre.
Whether you need to find the perfect Halloween costumes for your family, or you want to pick up a few extra decorations, we have you covered. You can even find fresh and healthy ingredients for all of the frightening foods that you plan to make.