Halloween: COVID edition


Kelly Stiles

Social distancing on Halloween can be fun with indoor activities.

Just because you can’t celebrate Halloween the “usual” way doesn’t mean it is cancelled. You can still enjoy the fall holiday in the safety and comfort of your own home. Here’s a list of six options to help you enjoy Spooky-Tober!


1. Scary Movie Marathon

Yes this isn’t as fun as going to a party with your friends but it beats doing nothing. All you need is snacks and maybe a few friends

Movie Recommendations
Classics:Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown ,Beetlejuice,Coraline
Frightening: Jeepers Creepers, US,13 Ghosts, IT,IT Chapter Two,Annabelle series,The Conjuring series,Insidious series


2. Host a Virtual Party

If you’re really missing the party scene you can host your own,virtually!. Grab a costume and invite all your friends to a Halloween FaceTime or Zoom party.


3. Test Your Luck with Virtual Escape Rooms

Continuing with the social distancing theme,try an escape room. If you’re interested contact your local escape room to see if they’ve got virtual options.


4. Make a Spooky Snack

This is a great way to use your abundance of free time to do something productive. There are several recipes on the internet ranging in skill level. If you have no cooking skills or if you’re Martha Stewart there’s something for you. Here are two simple recipes for Halloween-esque desserts.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reese’s Bats


5. Decorate Face Masks
If you don’t want to do all the work of creating or buying a costume just decorate a face mask. The website linked shows examples made by using Cricut machine which is basically a fancy cutting machine. That may be a lot of hassle for students but the designs are pretty cool and beginner-friendly so don’t feel intimidated!
If this interests you, simply grab some cheap masks,and fabric markers. Lay your mask on a flat surface and get to work!. You can design anything from a pumpkin to a skeleton on your face covering.