10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

Spotsylvania, Stafford and Fredericksburg, VA

By Jenny Sites October 15, 2020

Just like everything else, Halloween is going to look different this year.  Here are 10 ways you can celebrate during COVID-19:

1) Boo your friends and neighbors!

Have you ever been BOO'd? It's so much fun to open the door and find a basket of goodies on your front step!  And the excitement is doubled when you BOO two more people to keep the fun going! Macaroni Kid Fredericksburg is BOOing 100 random families throughout Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford! A big Thank You to our BOO Basket Sponsors!

You can find BOO printables here and join in on the fun!

2) Read some Halloween themed books

3) Have a Halloween Movie Night

4) Halloween Arts and Crafts

5) Make some Halloween treats

6) Host a virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Invite your friends and family to dress up in their best costumes and meet you online for a virtual Halloween Costume Contest.  You can keep it simple and choose 1 winner, or create categories.  Not only does it give you an excuse to dress up in your best Halloween attire, but it's a fun way to connect with friends when you can't be together in person. Here are 13 Family Costume Ideas for Halloween.

7) Have a family jack-o-latern carving (or decorating) contest

There are lots of different options for decorating your pumpkins:

  • Draw your design and carve it. You can free hand, use a stencil kit or print something to trace.
  • Use sharpies to draw your design without having to cut out anything. Get creative and add lots of details.
  • Use stickers to decorate your pumpkin.
  • Grab a kit from the store that lets you push plastic parts into your pumpkin for that "Mr. Potato head look"

8) Hold a House Decorating Contest in your Neighborhood

Have your neighbors go all out this Halloween with decorations. Then drive around the neighborhood and hand out awards!  Best, scariest, most creative - you be the judge!  Don't want to make it spooky?  Go for Festive Fall instead!

9) Have a Candy Hunt

Depending on the age (and attention span) of your child(ren) you could do this a couple ways.  The easiest way would be to put some candy and/or goodies in a Halloween bag and hide it.  Turn off the lights in the entire house, hand over a flashlight and let them search. The other option would be to hide the individual pieces of candy around the house and let the kids find them (like an Easter egg hunt) You could add Halloween decorations and strobe lights to make it even more fun!

10) Play some Halloween themed games

And of course you can always find your Fall Family Fun in our Guide and on our Event Calendar!

Looking for more Halloween fun in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford? Check out our Fall Family Fun Guide!