Holidays harbor tradition, but in 2020, it has become difficult to observe our favorite holidays in the ways we used to. Right now, COVID-19 cases are on the rise. According to the CDC, cases are up 26 percent from the previous week. It is important that we all do our part by staying home and staying safe. Social distancing doesn’t end when our favorite holidays roll around. Halloween is different this year, but it doesn’t mean we still can’t observe the spookiest (and arguably the best) holiday of the year. Here are some ideas to get into the spirit:
-Host a Snapchat Costume Contest
Just because we’re socially distanced, doesn’t mean you can’t dress up! Gather your friends in a group chat, and show off your scary style.
-Have a Halloween Movie Marathon
Lock your doors, turn off all your lights, pop some popcorn, and dive into some classics like Poltergeist (on Netflix) or if you want something a bit more light, Halloweentown (on Disney+).
-Take a Moonlit Walk
There is a full moon on Halloween this year, and taking an autumn night walk might be a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit.
-Decorate a Mask
Grab a disposable surgical mask, and some paint to decorate a scary face. You can turn your mask into Dracula, Frankenstein, or a Zombie. You can even just paint a Halloween or Autumn scene.
-Read Some Scary Stories
Pour a cup of hot apple cider and read some Creepypasta stories online. Or, for a throwback, head to your library and pick up Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. You can even invite friends through Zoom to read the stories and share the fun.
-Tune into a Spooky Podcast
Last Podcast on the Left has episodes on the supernatural that will send chills down your spine. Ghost in the Burbs is filled with stories that will set the mood for the holiday. Lime town will also provide plenty of mystery and suspense.
About the Author:
Madison Rose graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with a degree in psychology specializing in forensic psychology. She was a lead organizer of Denver’s March for Our Lives as well as the founder and Vice President of Never Again — Colorado. Madison also founded and served as the director of Public Relations for Vote for Our Lives, in addition to establishing Students Demand Action in the state of Colorado. Madison has been a guest lecturer on anti-violence activism at the University of Colorado and Regis University. You can follow her on Instagram @starringmadisonrose.