Creative Halloween Ideas for 2020


We’ve all had to give up a lot this year and become really creative about approaching our typical traditions and activities – and Halloween is going to be no exception! While it may look a bit different this year, Halloween 2020 is still happening – we just have to be more creative in our approach. 

Today, we’re going to share some fun ways your family can celebrate Halloween 2020!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Confectioners’ Association. All opinions are entirely my own

Is Halloween Still Happening This Year?

Last night, my daughter and I were running some errands and we came upon a peculiar sight.

Halloween costumes.

On discount – 2 months before Halloween.

While I was super happy to be able to grab a Tin Woman costume for $5, it also made me sad that this sale was probably because the store management didn’t think Halloween 2020 would have much need for costumes.

However, as someone who decorates a Halloween tree every September 1st – there is no way that our family is going to let the holiday go by unacknowledged! 

While our traditional celebrations like classroom parties and door-to-door trick or treating are probably not in the cards for this year, there are still so many fun and creative ways for families to get in the Halloween spirit and make amazing memories.

The National Confectioners’ Association came up with a great list of ideas for both at-home celebrations and outside-the-home Halloween ideas, including:

  • Halloween Scavenger Hunts – you can hide candy or Halloween-inspired items around the house and have the kids search
  • Virtual Halloween Parties – if you’re going to have screen time in lockdown, might as well make it fun! Have your friends don their costumes and join you for a spook-tacular video call. (Check out our 20 Halloween Party Games that you can set up at home for your kids to enjoy.)
  • Halloween Baking – last year, I shared a GIANT LIST of 100 Recipes Using Halloween Candy – they would be perfect for making with the kids!

And for safe ways to celebration Halloween within your local community:

  • Reverse Trick or Treating – drop off treats to your neighbours with a cute note letting them know they’ve been “boo’ed”
  • Halloween Parade – have the kids show off their costumes and see their friends in a fun and socially-distanced neighbourhood parade
  • Trunk or Treat – we usually participate in a Trunk or Treat event every year, and while this year may be a bit different, it’s always so much fun to gather with friends and classmates in the school parking lot and decorate the trunks of our cars in creative ways – and all socially-distanced!

Check out their website for their full list of ideas plus tips on how to “treat right” at Halloween and unwrap the facts about candy.

How will your family be celebrating Halloween this year?


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