Celebrating Halloween Safely on a Budget

Celebrating Halloween Safely on a Budget

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today.  The global pandemic has many people questioning what is safe and what isn’t.  In the middle of it all, we are approaching the holiday season where we gather with family and friends to celebrate all that we have.  The celebrations would typically kick off this Saturday, with Halloween.  In light of these different conditions, I thought it would be good to talk about celebrating Halloween safely on a budget.  Just because the world does not look the way in normally does as we approach October 31st, doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t still have fun.  Here are some ways to make the holiday special and stay on budget.

Have a “Found Costume” Contest

Just because you may not be able to go out and show off your costumes while trick or treating doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up.  Instead, you can have a “found costume” contest with your family.  Set a time limit and let each person create a Halloween costume with objects found around the house.  Once the time is up, get together and tell each other about your costumes.  Take a vote for most creative or spookiest costume and wear them throughout the rest of your celebration.  Because you are using found things from around the house you will be stretching your creativity and it will help you in your efforts celebrating Halloween safely on a budget.

Do a Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt

You may not be able to go out for a traditional round of trick or treating this year, but you don’t have to give up on candy completely.  Instead of trick or treating, you can set up a Halloween scavenger hunt.  If the weather is nice, hide candy out in the yard for people to find.  If the weather is crummy, hide candy throughout the house. Wearing your costumes, or even your found costumes made from around your home, wander around and look for the candy.  If