Greener + Safer 2020 Halloween

Halloween is coming! This is typically the time of year when you throw and attend parties, trick-or-treat, watch scary movies, and buy costumes. This year will be different, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holiday while staying safe.

Celebrate Virtually

Plan a virtual event with friends and family. If you have kids, plan virtual activities for your kids and their friends. There so many games that you can play online. You can play virtual board games, host a murder mystery party, even partake in a virtual escape room. Use your imagination.

Use Halloween Virtual Backgrounds

Instead of buying single-use Halloween decorations, use virtual backgrounds like these:

Trick or treat Zoom background
Halloween candy Zoom background

If these are not your kind of spooky, try searching for “Halloween Virtual Backgrounds” online, or make your own. There are many options.

Watch scary movies and Halloween specials

This is the time to watch scary movies and Halloween specials. Paired with some snacks, this can turn into an event.

Make your own treats or buy ones with minimal packaging

Try making your own treats this year. If you have kids, this can turn into a fun activity for the whole family. But, if you’re strapped for time, buy treats with minimal packaging.

Use what you already have for costumes

Try putting a costume together with things you already have. Use your creativity. Start by making a list of your favorite characters from books, movies, TV shows, etc. Then, see if you can find anything in your place for your costume. I was able to find an Oliver Tree-esque costume by looking through my closet. Be flexible. If one costume idea doesn’t work, try another.

Stay safe!

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