Lockdown and social distancing have lasted far longer than any of us dreamed it would. While we are doing our best to keep things as “normal” as possible, there’s many that have gone by the wayside. No one is seeing this more than the younger members of our families. They are missing out on time with friends, school, sporting events, and so much more.
As fall rolled in, another thought struck me – “What about Halloween!?” This is one of our big holidays – we go all out! My kids look forward to it almost as much as I do! But with most places shut down, it is looking more and more likely that we are not going to get trick-or-treating this year. So how do we go about saving Halloween? Here are some tips that we have to help celebrate this fun day, and still let the kids dress up!
- Turn your backyard into a scavenger hunt for candy – if you prefer to do indoors, that is fine too, but hiding either small bags or pieces of candy that they have to find, can help keep them occupied for a bit. Have them dress up, draw up some clues, and turn them loose!
- Decorate everything! We are going to decorate the entire house! From the front yard to the back fence and everything in between! The kidlets have been busy looking at different decorations to put on bedroom doors, bathroom mirrors, and more! There are so many ideas, and I cannot WAIT to try them out! Keep an eye on our social media sites for fun recipes and crafts!
- Eat a spook-tacular meal all month long – We will keep sharing recipes on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. However, we cannot share them all! There are hundreds out there! Find some that you can serve a few days a week to share with the family! There are meal ideas for every diet out there, and the kids will enjoy a monster-licious meal!
- Throw a Halloween Party – even if you have only 5 people, have some fun! Set up Monster Darts, see who can Silly String a Mummy the fastest, Toilet Paper Mummies are another option! There are a ton of games that you can play! If you are inviting a few friends over and need socially distanced ideas – Monster Mash Corn Hole is a good one to use!
Each month moving forward, we have holidays where we usually gather and share large meals. This year might be a bit different, but here at Hawaii Savings, we will continue to share ideas and tips to keep holidays fun, engaging, and smooth!
Let’s celebrate fall as fully as we can!!