Who doesn’t like to get a bit freaky on Halloween? Usually, it is quite possibly the least socially distanced event there is – knocking on every door trick or treating, or hitting up parties hugging everyone in attendance because costumes make strangers indistinguishable from your friends.
We can confirm – Halloween isn’t cancelled. It’s just a little more Low-key this year. While we have to adhere to government guidelines, there’s no reason why you can’t have a spooky time from home. Here are some quick & easy ideas to get you going:
Try out all the Halloween candy
Like every other cultural holiday, there are brands jumping all over it. Kit Kat has created green ‘Witch’s Brew’ bars and we are on board with it. You also can’t go wrong with Glow in the Dark Hershey’s, Trolli Sour Bite Crawlers, or White Chocolate Skull Crushers. There’s nothing like pigging out on candy to bring out your inner child.
Have a scary movie marathon
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Screaming on a sofa all night might not sound like your average evening – but why not make this Halloween a night to remember. Many psychologists argue that screaming is therapeutic in nature. After you scream, your brain automatically relaxes – and isn’t that what we all need right now? We’d recommend watching Hereditary, Black Swan or The Shining (Not with your kids though!).
No – we don’t mean the dating trend of cutting off contact from someone you were dating. This sort of “ghosting” shows that you care. Make a Halloween-themed goodie-bag and leave it on a neighbours or friend’s doorstep, encouraging them to continue the line. You can maintain social distancing using the genius tactics of a candy shoot or slider to transport your gifts.
Play some Halloween games
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There’s nothing like a game to bond a load of housemates that are bored of seeing each other day-in, day-out. Or to cause a family argument. Apple bobbing is our top pick if you don’t mind things getting messy. Wink murder is also a fan favourite. Or, if you’re committed to the cause, you’ll try out Real-Life Cluedo. Taking place over a whole weekend, each person is given someone to “kill” and an object they need to hand to this person in order to “kill” them. The object can be as simple as a spoon or a water bottle, so each player must keep their wits about them. The last person to “die” wins and lots of collusion tends to occur along the way. Trust no one and get stuck in.
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