We are all looking for the most fun ways to celebrate Halloween safely. Here’s a roundup of recommended ideas and links from public health experts:
- Decorate both the inside and outside your house, apartment, or living space and share photos with friends and family
- Walk or drive around and look at spooky decorations all over town! Here’s some recommendations from the Spokesman
- Take our haunted walking tour of downtown
- Take a stroll on the walking paths in Spokane’s cemeteries during open hours
- If you’d rather just look at cemetery records at home, try the Washington State Digital Archives
- Try your hand at Halloween crafting: use construction paper to make a Halloween scene like a black cat and the moon for your windows, draw funny pumpkin faces, or make a magic wand to create some Halloween magic!
- Hide candy or mini pumpkins in your house for your kids to find instead of trick or treating
- Trick or treat at every door inside your house
- Plan elaborate costumes and makeup and spend time as a family getting ready. Use old clothes to create a costume or sew new pieces. FaceTime or send pictures to relatives.
- Turn down the lights, make some snacks and have a spooky movie night – check out the horror selections on Kanopy
- Curl up with some spooky stories – check out these recommended reading lists: digital and physical books (kids) and grown-ups
- Warm up the house with some spooky baking- pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, spooky shaped sugar cookies.
- Bring back some old-fashioned treats like popcorn balls, caramel apples, and snack mix
For public health recommendations and risk levels for activities, check out the following:
- Washington State Department of Health tips here and here;
- CDC guidelines for celebrations here and here
Stay safe and have fun!
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