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Alternative Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Family in Condo

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There are a variety of reasons why you might decide to skip trick-or-treating this Halloween. You may prefer to keep your distance from others, it may be because you are worried about your child's safety, or because the crowds are too much. Don't worry if the classic trick-or-treating is not happening this year because there are many ways to celebrate Halloween at home safely but equally, if not more, fun!

If you are a condo resident trying to come up with new and creative methods to celebrate Halloween, do not despair; even if you live in a condo, your children or your friends may still enjoy a fantastic Halloween without having to give up any of your favorite customs. Below you'll find a list of Halloween activities that are sure to give you a good scare and fun. Here are more than ten ideas of fun and spooky activities you can try in your condo this popular October holiday.

Host a Halloween Party!

For those of you who don't have "stay-at-home" orders for Halloween, throw a spooky party with your friends and family. You can invite members of your immediate family or close friends with whom you've socialized during your time with fewer restrictions. Limit the number of people you invite to the party and don't invite everyone in your contact book.

Taste All the Best Halloween Candies

Celebrate your Halloween off right by putting all of the Halloween candies to the test. Glow-in-the-dark chocolates and green KitKats are among the many new Halloween delights you can try.

Have a Scary Movie Marathon

If you're a horror movie fan, you'll want to kick things up a notch with some truly terrifying horror movie marathon. Movie marathons inside homes are socially distanced and safe. That's why they'll continue to be a great Halloween practice even in our new normal. Organize a horror-movie marathon or a one-night movie marathon. Make sure you have a lot of popcorn and other snacks on hand. For a solid starting point, check out these timeless classics - It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Halloween, and Coraline - but don't say we didn't warn you.

Decorate Your Home

No matter what the festival or occasion, decorating the house with the family is always a blast. To get your children or friends excited for Halloween! Hang up artificial spider webs, skulls, and ghosts throughout the house. When it comes to Halloween decor, nothing beats purple and orange lights for a perfect Halloween vibe.

Put a Halloween playlist on! Even just listening to Halloween music may put anyone in the mood for Trick-or-Treating. Play the music as you bake, create, or do anything else Halloween-related to get everyone to feel the Halloween fun and spookiness.

Wear A Costume 

Halloween or not, dressing up in unique costumes is always fun. Even if you don't intend on attending a Halloween party or trick-or-treating, your children or your friends will have joy dressing up as their favorite characters. Show off your costumes by taking pictures and sharing them with your relatives and friends on our social media.

Have a Zoom Costume Party

Costume parties are possible on Zoom and everyone will get a chance to shine. To show off everyone's costumes, set up a Zoom meeting with your group of friends, or family and have them take turns showcasing them. Decide on rewards for the scariest, funniest, and most imaginative outfits.

Prepare a Halloween Dinner

Serve out some spooky dinner after getting everyone, even the dog, dressed up in costumes. You may add a Halloween mood to the dining area by carving and placing a candle in the pumpkin.

Bake Some Spooky Treats

Even though you won't be able to go trick-or-treating this year, you may still indulge in some Halloween-themed sweets. Make some Halloween-themed cookies or muffins, like ghost cookies or spider muffins, to share with your loved ones.

Grab two flavors of cupcakes, M&Ms, and sprinkles in large bags and set them out for everyone to enjoy. Use Halloween-themed tablecloths and napkins if you want to go all out. You may even put some raisins out with the chocolate chips if you want to pull out a Halloween prank.

Do Some Spooky Story Telling Time

If there are kids in the home, have storytime with them with scary-themed books. Set the mood by selecting titles that include monsters, witches, and spiders. Children who are easily startled may prefer that the lights remain on and that the voices remain neutral, but if you want to scare them, make them shriek with unexpected noises and spooky voices.

Scavenger Hunt

If you have children at home, give the kids a list of Halloween-themed items to hunt for, or make a bingo-style card for them to play with. Kids can use their Halloween loot bags to collect treats hidden in the house. 

Make Spooky Crafts

Crafts are a great way to get kids excited about Halloween. Prepare some Halloween coloring pages for them to complete or look into crafts they can DIY. Then you may utilize those creations to decorate your home.

Spread the Joy

Spreading joy to people you care about is a great way to have a good time. Preparation is key, so put ready a few treat packages for Halloween – candies, home-baked goods, or anything else that would make someone smile — and surprise friends, family members, and neighbors by leaving the treats on their doorsteps. You might want to include a note of encouragement with each goodie. Given the year that has been, some sweet words would be greatly welcomed.

Pranks

Pranks are fun for all ages. Look out for simple pranks that you may do on your loved ones. Putting googly eyes on milk cartons or soap dispensers is a child's favorite. They are cheap and easy to remove. Or you can try wrapping baby carrots in candy wrappers. 

Scare the living daylights out of your loved ones. Keep it harmless enough that all it will do is make them smile and chuckle. To have fun, pranks don't necessarily have to be rude or over the top. They can be goofy or amusing to make everyone laugh.

The trick-or-treating, haunted homes and other Halloween activities you enjoy can wait till the coronavirus epidemic is over. But in the meanwhile, have fun experimenting with new ideas; you never know which ones you'll want to keep for next year. 

With these alternative ways, you can still enjoy Holloween despite in this time of pandemic. Whether you are on a budget, or perhaps away from your family, these things will still make your Halloween this year more memorable.

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