No matter what, this Halloween season is going to be especially WEIRD!
And, whether or not you are planning on trick or treating,
I feel like we are all in for a surprise as to how it all will work out in the end.
First of all, instead of just trolling for candy, start a new tradition and have a spooky story time, by reading from my new book:
THE HAUNTING OF CRIMSON TOWERS: Five Frightening Tales for ages 9 & Older.
- Instead of inviting a bunch of friends, like in the past, only invite one or two small families to celebrate with you – stay distant and safe.
- Always have the children eat first before going out trick-or-treating! Be sure to make the food fun and spooky, and the kids will scarf it up. Here is a link for some fun ideas.
- This year, have a pumpkin carving activity during the night of – especially if you have a small party. I always buy small (6 in.) pumpkins, and clean them out first (the morning of). Then have the children carve their own and the will final product will make great decorations.
- Have a Mask Decorating Craft, and include markers and stickers for bats, spiders, or whatever. Here’s a link to Halloween stickers at Oriental Trading.
- Play Halloween Bingo! It’s fun, easy to stay distant, and everyone loves bingo. Here is a link to a set for $3.95
- For trick or treating, if you want to be super safe, you can wash candy & toys in UV rays-and kill 99.9% of germs. Here is a link to a portable UV unit.
- Finally, hire Looney Dooney to perform his Spooky-Kooky Magic show either live or online. He includes bugs, spiders, scary fun, and even a live snake (keep this part a secret). The price for a 30 minute show is $215 for an online show; or $275 for an in-person show in SD County.
BTW, the bug is real, and alive…
but the perspective makes it look larger than it really is!