Happy Halloween | How to Celebrate Halloween in 2020

Many Halloween lovers have been trying to find the best ways to celebrate this year. If you are like me, you look forward to Halloween every year. I love dressing up, fall weather, pumpkin and spiced flavors, and of course getting a little spooky. Now, this year, it is going to be hard to follow guidelines to make Halloween both fun and spooky. Here are some of the best ideas we have seen for how to celebrate Halloween this year. 

CDC Recommendations – Now with numbers still being high in our country, it is so important to keep your family and those you come in contact with safe. However, we also understand it is your right to choose what you deem safe for your family. Here is what the CDC has recommended for celebrating Halloween this year.

Consider the risk of the activities you choose this Halloween OHA

Masked Costumes – There are many fun ideas for costumes that would look great with a face mask. Here are some of our favorite Halloween-themed masks and costumes. Honestly, there were so many to pick from like Olaf, witches, mummies, cowboys, etc… Here are just some of the costumes that we love.

Love these masks – perfect for families with multiple children:

Cloth Face Mask Set of 3 for Halloween Washable Cosplay Scary image 0

This company has great masks for animals and teeth to go with many costumes:

I love this phoenix costume!

Phoenix Mask

This Freddy Krueger costume is great:

Freddy Krueger Inspired Cosplay Halloween Mask Dust Shield image 0

I love this Scorpion costume!

Here is a great list of costumes to choose from with face masks:

sexy Halloween costume ideas for women with face mask and with COVID masks as Halloween costume ideas for 2020 by Very Easy Makeup

Scavenger Hunt – I love the idea of a Scavenger Hunt during Halloween. This can be played with one family or in a friendly competition between friends and neighbors. Here are some of our favorite Halloween hunts (or should we say haunts!) 

Here is a great one for a neighborhood group event:

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Game  Halloween Printable Games  image 0

This is a great neighborhood Halloween walk hunt:

Halloween scavenger hunt on a black background with a ghost and spider web.

Here is one more neighborhood one:

Neighborhood Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Take your kiddos and enjoy a walk around your neighborhood seeking out fun Halloween items to mark off on your printable!

This is a great game to do at home to find candy on Halloween:

Free Halloween Scavenger Hunt | Perfect Halloween Activity Game for kids! www.TeepeeGirl.com

Here is another great treasure hunt:

Featured image for free printable treasure hunt. Group of pumpkins, image of one page of treasure hunt, and text overlay.

Spooky Foods – If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your home, here are some spooky treats you could create with your family.

Here is the ultimate list of Halloween foods – pick your favorite and get to creating!

100 Best Halloween Party Foods

Here is a great list of Halloween cocktails:

A bloody bellini spooky halloween cocktail

Of course, everyone needs some Halloween charcuterie – here are our favorites:

Charcuterie board on a black platter with spiders and skeleton hand on a gray board
Spooky Snack Board by The BakerMama

Pod Gatherings  – If you feel comfortable or if you have been working with a pod, you may want to have a Halloween party. Of course, it is best to have outside with social distancing and masks. Here are some of our favorite party ideas.

Here are some of our very own invitations and so many more!

Here is a great list of Halloween party ideas:

TONS of Halloween party games for kids!  #halloweenpartyideas #halloweenpartygames #halloweengamesforkids #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

Here are some great party favors so you don’t have to trick or treat:

These 24 Halloween party favors are sure to be a hit at your kids' school Halloween party or with your trick or treaters. There are lots to choose from ranging from non-candy favors to treat bags to cute printables and more.

Lastly, of course here is a list of Halloween decor:

A Fun Hocus Pocus Inspired Halloween Party
Favorite Halloween Posts from Shoegal Out In The World
Halloween Party
We hope you have a spectacular, scary, and safe Halloween holiday this year. No matter what you decide – party, scavenger hunt, online costume party – it is sure to be a blast. Please make sure to take the right precautions to keep your family safe and healthy during this holiday season. We look forward to seeing all of your creative ideas in celebrating this holiday season!

Lauren Cop is a part-time SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she teaches at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


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