Ways To Celebrate Halloween

Ways To Celebrate Halloween

Josephine H., Staff Writer

     Halloween is just a week away, so you definitely need to get you and your house ready for the big day. Many people are deciding not to celebrate Halloween because of the pandemic, but that doesn’t have to be the case for you! Here are five great ideas for how you can celebrate Halloween this season.

 

  1. Dress up for school.

You might not be going trick or treating this year because of social distancing or because you think you’re “too old” (there’s no such thing as being too old for trick or treating, trust me). But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun of creating a costume and pretending to be something else once in a while! It doesn’t have to be super extravagant either, just a witch’s hat or some fun face paint. Wear this to school the day before Halloween and wear on Halloween Day too! Just remember if you wear your costume to school the day before Halloween, don’t wear make-up or a mask that obscures your face.

 

  1. Carve pumpkins.

Pumpkin carving is a timeless tradition that is, simply put, wonderful. You get to pick a pumpkin, dig out its gooey insides, and carve a funny (or scary) face on it. Enjoy this tradition with your family or friends at home or in the park, social distancing-style. Be creative too! Your pumpkin is your canvas, it doesn’t have to be the traditional spooky face -you can carve a fall leaf, a witch, or just put some random holes in it!

 

  1. Decorate your house, head to toe, inside to outside.

Decorating your house is a great tradition whether it’s Christmas, Halloween, or Easter (or whatever holidays you celebrate!). Grab some pumpkins to put outside your door and accessorize your smart speakers with mini witches’ hats, wands, or tiny fairy wings. You can also decorate your yard with fake spider webs and inflatable pumpkins, zombies, and mummies.

 

  1. Dress up your pets.

If you get to dress up, why not dress up your cats and dogs too? Don’t let them miss out on all the fun! Plus they’ll look super cute, perfect for any photo shoots you might want to take.

 

  1. Watch a Halloween movie.

If you’re not going trick or treating this Halloween, you’ll need something else to do on Halloween night. On October 22, last Thursday, a new version of The Witches was released. Based on Roald Dahl’s The Witches, the original movie was released in 1990. If you have HBO Max, why not take this opportunity to watch a classic Halloween movie? The Witches isn’t the only Halloween movie out there, there are plenty of scary and funny Halloween movies. Grab your TV remote, a big bowl of popcorn, and surf through all your favorite streaming services for Halloween movies (for the whole family OR some scary ones).