Like so many other things, Halloween this year will look drastically different from any other year. There will be a lot less trick-or-treating—if there’s any at all. Any door-to-door visits will most definitely be followed up by a rigorous round of hand sanitizer. And instead of wearing a mask that’s part of your costume, you’ll be wearing a face mask as you socially distance from any friends. Ah, life in 2020!
But don’t worry—COVID-19 doesn’t have to be the scary movie reality that brings all of your Halloween plans to a halt! When it comes to the holidays—Halloween and beyond—you don’t have to completely hole up and shelter in place like a Victorian (as much as we love the Victorians). There are plenty of fun ways to celebrate a responsible, socially distanced Halloween!
We’ve always loved the idea of incorporating spooky chic decor in our homes throughout October—or even taking haunted house decor cues from our favorite Halloween movies! It effortlessly sets the mood for the season! And when you buy through Modsy, you can get all your decor without even leaving the house 😉 If you’re in the mood for some spooky escapism, you can always head to our blog and see how five Disney villains would design their homes and steal some decor ideas from them! From there, you can have a fun but safe Halloween with Halloween movies, a costume parade, a virtual Halloween hangout or a face mask decorating party.
If you need a few more ideas, today, Modsy designers are sharing 10 ways they’re celebrating. We hope it’ll give you some inspiration on how you can bring some festive fun to your life on October 31!
1. Embrace Fall Colors and Decor
I’ve been seeing a lot of autumn colors coming out in furniture and home stores—colors like terracotta, pumpkin, cream, and earthy greens. It definitely gets me excited, since it’s a familiar take on fall colors, but with a fresh spin! Embracing these seasonal colors in my home decor is giving me something to look forward to in a difficult year. –Michal G.
2. Go All Out With Halloween Decor
I’m going to go all out on decor this year. I live in a studio, so I have a compact space to fill to the brim with decorations. I plan to indulge all my senses with the fall spirit with lots of candles, spooky decor, yummy fall treats, and Halloween music and movies all season long. And I’ll still dress up no matter what! –Katie W.Shop This Look
3. Try Trivia Trick-or-Treating
My family and I are going to do a movie marathon of Halloween-themed movies with only popcorn and sweets as snacks. We’re also holding a Halloween trivia party based on the movies we’re watching. The person who gets the right answer gets candy. If they try and get it wrong, then they have to do a trick! –Rohayna A.
4. Celebrate with Spooky Movies, Takeout, and Themed Cocktails
One of my favorite parts of Halloween is dressing up and creating spooky themed cocktails. My hubby and I will more than likely get dressed up for a night in, order take out, and watch a scary movie! – Victoria M.
5. Attend a Virtual Costume Contest
This Halloween I will be having a costume party over Zoom with friends. I think it’s important to still have a sense of normalcy during the holidays—and seeing your friends in costumes, although virtually, is a great way to do that. As always, I’m putting out my Fall and Halloween decor to help get in the spirit. And I may be adding to the collection this year, now that I’m home more than ever, to enjoy the festive feel. –Katie F.
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6. Set Up a Halloween Candy Hunt
We decided to do a Halloween Candy Hunt. It’s just like an Easter Egg Hunt but, instead of eggs, we place the candy in Halloween party bags and let the kids search for them in the yard. That way, the kids can dress up and still collect candy. Then we will have a dance party. Making Halloween special during a pandemic can be challenging—so we’re focusing on the parts we love and reinventing our approach to doing them. –Samara W.
7. Host a Virtual Movie Marathon
I’m doing a coordinated Halloween movie night watch party with friends. We use our phones to connect on Houseparty so we can see each other, chat, and play games together. –Sarah C.
8. Harvest an At-Home Pumpkin Patch
My daughter is 11 and LOVES halloween. Since we can’t really go out and do much, we have decided to decorate the inside of the house a lot more than usual. We also love to go pumpkin picking in the fall, so this year I brought the pumpkin patch to us by drawing all sorts of pumpkins on construction paper. I made some fake vines out of brown yarn and glued little green leaves to them. On Halloween weekend, I’m going to put all of the pumpkins out on the floor to create a “pumpkin patch” and then she and I will pick the ones we want to “decorate.” Then I plan on making a little station with different art supplies and stencils so we can “carve” and “decorate” our pumpkins. –Jennifer M.
9. Go Family-Only Trick-or-Treating
The children in my family will be trick-or-treating at family members’ homes. We’ll still be dressing up and going out, but instead of walking around the neighborhood we’ll decorate the cars and drive to relatives’ homes. The kids will still get to enjoy Halloween, and we feel better knowing that where we’re going and the treats they’re getting are safe! –Katelin Rae S.
10. Screen a Backyard Movie
We’re having an outdoor Halloween! Our neighbors are coming over to watch a Halloween movie on a big screen in our yard. The kids will be dressing up, and we will have a bunch of Halloween and fall-themed food. –Brielle M.