This year we are all going to be a little more creative with our Halloween celebrations.
To help you we’ve come up with 13 awesome social distancing Halloween party ideas, so you can still have a spooky fun Halloween.
Let’s get started.
Social Distancing Halloween Party Ideas!
1: Go Big and Decorate The Exterior of Your House
Decking out the exterior of your house is not only customary but also essential to generate a Halloween vibe.
It doesn’t look like we’ll be celebrating indoor Halloween parties and doing traditional trick-or-treating this year, but don’t let this stop you from sharing some Halloween spirit when people drive or walk by your house.
Here’s an easy scary Halloween wreath DIY to get you inspired.
2: Scary Movie Night
Don’t we all love the thrill of watching scary movies on Halloween night?!
You can screen a Halloween classic outside, using an inflatable movie screen, and invite friends over for a socially distanced outdoor party.
Have everyone can bring sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and you can serve candy, popcorn, and hot chocolate.
There’s also an app for Amazon video called Amazon Watch Party, where you can watch a movie on Amazon together with friends.
And if those solutions don’t work, you can always have someone play a movie on their computer and stream it over a Google Hangout or Zoom.
3: You’ve Been Boo’d with Your Neighbors
If you’re planning a fun, yet socially distanced Halloween this year, there’s no better social tradition than “boo’ing your neighbor”!
Download and print out our FREE You’ve Been Booed printables.
Leave treats and candies outside your neighbor’s door, ring the bell, then run away.
Now watch it spread across the neighborhood!
4: Halloween Treasure Hunt Around Your House
If you are planning to spend this year’s Halloween at home, then how about treating your family to a Halloween treasure hunt around the house.
It’s a great Halloween home. Divide your family into teams, prepare an elaborate list of clues or riddles, and hide candy in the most impossible places around your house.
Also, hand each kid a Halloween treat bag and watch them fill them up, just like on a traditional night of trick or treating!
5: Bike Halloween Costume Parade
Dressing up in costumes is what Halloween is all about. But how do you do it and stay six feet away? Easy! Organize a bike Halloween costume parade!
Drop fliers off at your neighbors’ homes telling them about the bike parade. Set a start time and a map of the bike route.
This way, your kids can still stay safe while having fun dressing up and showing off their Halloween costumes and checking out what friends are wearing.
Everyone will be outside and on bikes, staying physically distant and still having a blast!
6: Zoom Halloween Costume Party
Yet another safe alternative for hosting a costume Halloween party is to host it on Zoom.
You could pick an eerie virtual background to decorate your Zoom space (check back at Catch My Party, because we’ll be designing some free Halloween Zoom backgrounds).
Each person on the Zoom call can show off his or her costume. To motivate your guests to dress up, give out prizes (like small gift cards) for the best one.
7: Zoom Pumpkin Carving Party
What is Halloween without some carved pumpkins? This Halloween, host a Zoom pumpkin carving party, where everyone meets in their kitchens or outside, and virtually carve their pumpkins together.
Prepare a playlist of spooky Halloween music for everyone to listen to while everyone carving their pumpkins.
You can also end it with a contest for the best pumpkin.
8: Zoom Halloween Craft Party
Halloween is a great time to explore your creativity, which is why planning a Zoom Halloween craft party could be a fun activity for your kids and their friends.
Send a list of supplies to everyone beforehand, or people can simply show up and make their own favorite craft.
To get you inspired, we have some great ideas for Halloween crafts on Catch My Party.
9: Zoom Halloween Baking Party
If baking is your calling, Halloween is one of the best occasions to put your baking skills to test.
You can plan a Zoom Halloween baking party and make some crazy fun creations, like these Halloween cookies.
Plan your recipe and get your ingredients in advance, then notify your invitees to do the same. You can bake the same thing, or each Zoom guest can bake their own treat.
Afterwards, you can wrap up some of your baked goods, and drop them off at your friends’ houses as little Halloween treat.
10: Social Distancing Trick or Treating in Your Neighborhood
You could do the traditional trick or treating in very small groups, if everyone wears masks, carries hand sanitizer, and practices social distancing.
Maybe this year, you can hit a few houses, so you can soak in the Halloween spirit, then head home and celebrate in other ways.
A safe way to hand out candy from your house to trick or treaters is to place wrapped candy on a table in advance with lots of space between each of the pieces.
Don’t forget to include a big hand sanitizer on the table, so people can sanitize on their way.
11: Trunk or Treating with Friends
Since safety is crucial this year, you and a group of friends can set up a trunk or treating event.
Find an open and spacious area, such as a school or church parking lot, where everyone can park their Halloween decorated cars a safe distance away from each on another.
Children can then go trick and treating from car to car, in a more controlled and safer environment.
12: Throw an Outdoor Halloween Party with Masks and Social Distancing
You can also host an outdoor Halloween party with masks, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing norms in place.
Make sure you have a large enough open space to host your party so that everyone can adequate space.
Serve candy, drinks, and food packed in individual containers.
Plan games and activities in which invitees can participate from their respective squares.
13: Throw an Outdoor Pumpkin Carving Party with Masks and Social Distancing
You can also host an outdoor pumpkin carving party if you have a large open space, and everyone wears masks.
Ask your guests to bring their own pumpkin and carving tools.
Put out hand sanitizer and gloves, and if you serve food at the party, make sure everything is individually packed.
The year 2020 has already been a very scary and horrifying year for everyone around the world. As ironical as it may sound but let’s spread some fun-filled thrill and make this year a little less horrifying on Halloween.
Good luck in planning your social distancing Halloween party we are sure it will be one to remember.
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