Hey, we get it! COVID-19 sure has put a damper on a lot of parties and events so you’re probably wondering what Halloween 2020 will be like. It’s one the most popular times to host a party and with social distancing restrictions, we wanted to find some genius ideas for Halloween parties during COVID-19. After all, we sure could use some fun in our lives right now and Halloween hasn’t ghosted us yet!
Halloween candy is on the shelves, people are scrambling to get the best costume and parties are being planned. Here are some great ideas on how you can keep your family and your party guests safe.
Outdoor Halloween Party
The best place to host your 2020 Halloween party during COVID-19 is outdoors. Your backyard is the perfect place. You don’t have to pay venue rental fees or transport any of your 2020 Halloween decorations. Having your Halloween party in 2020 outdoors allows you to space everything out and hopefully, your party-goers will adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
Here are some cool things you can do to elevate your outdoor Halloween party to a whole new level.
How To Plan Halloween Parties During COVID-19
Create a Candy Graveyard
Everyone loves candy, so this will work if it is a kid’s party or adults only. Set up some fact tombstones and sprinkle candy and prizes around them. You can usually buy them at stores that sell Halloween decor (Michael’s, Target, Party City, Walmart, etc). For an extra spooky touch, you can add smoke to your graveyard and some creepy music. Everyone will love it!
It’s kind of like an Easter egg hunt, everyone can run around the yard collecting candy. It’s genius really because they will go at different paces, ultimately keeping their distance from each other. Just make sure to provide everyone with some instructions…you don’t want one person gobbling up all the candy.
Spooky Movie Night
Get a huge blow up projector screen and play a spooky movie. This is such a cute idea. You can set up individual or couple seating areas with pillows or blankets, spaced apart 6 feet. Everyone can get cozy while watching the movie.
Set Up Food Stations
Rather than have all the food in one place, create small snacking stations throughout your yard. Not only is this a great idea to get people mingling and talking, but it will allow your guests to stay a safe distance from each other.
Halloween Parties during COVID-19 – Exciting & Safe.
Light it Up!
To make your Halloween 2020 party even more memorable and exciting, light up the night. Unexpected activities really make a huge impact on party-goers. Order holiday sparklers and allow your party-goers to light up the sky by twirling and spelling out things. Everyone keeps their distance when anyone has a sparkler in hand so it’s a great way to social distance.
Another great idea, that will totally blow your guests minds is to release sky lanterns. Never heard of them before? Your guests probably haven’t either that’s why it’s a genius idea!
For Halloween, we have pumpkin sky lanterns. These are orange lanterns with a Black Pumpkin Face. Sky Lanterns are a real hit for any occasion and can be used for day or night use entertainment for any occasion or event.
If you want an extra special touch you could order both white sky lanterns and the pumpkin sky lanterns. It will result in a beautiful, and unexpected display of light in the sky. We promise these sky lanterns will be a hit!
Decorate to the Max
Go all out with your Halloween decorations in 2020. We believe that Halloween shouldn’t be cancelled but it will have to look a little different this year. Decorate your front yard, the backyard any and everywhere to really WOW your guests.
What a great idea! Park your car at the end of the driveway pop open your trunk and decorate it with Halloween decor. Have baskets or bowls of candy inside for trick-or-treaters (if it’s allowed in your area). Super cute idea!
BUT! Make sure that you do not let anyone’s hand dig into the candy bowls. Instead, use candy grabbers to pick up the candy and drop it in their bags or pumpkins. You just never know! Better to be safe than sorry.
If you don’t want to risk having a lot of people get together there are tons of virtual options as well. Stay tuned for an upcoming post on how to throw a virtual Halloween party.