Quarantine Halloween

It’s hard to believe that social distancing recommendations that went into effect in March would still be haunting us in October. Even though it will be a different Halloween this year, there are ways to still have fun and stay safe during spooky season.

Hit the Pumpkin Patch

While the pandemic has robbed us of some of our favorite seasonal activities, you and your family still can visit your favorite pumpkin patches (thank you, fresh air). Some of our favorite local farms that offer autumnal fun include Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center in Carnation, Fairbank Farm in Edmonds, and many more. Be sure to check with your favorite farm before you go.

Make Pretty, Scary, and Silly Pumpkins

Personalizing pumpkins is a Halloween tradition you can enjoy at home. Are you in need of some new tools to step up your pumpkin-carving skills? A top-rated kit like this one from Amazon might be the trick to make carving a treat. You also can buy paint, glitter, costumes, and cute stickers to gussy up your gourd.

Deck Out Your Home

Why not go all out and decorate your home for the spooky season? While you might not be hosting a large party with your friends and family, you can have the spookiest-looking home on the block.

Take a Tour Around the Neighborhood

While you might not be trick-or-treating (we will see what happens on Oct. 31), you still can walk around or drive through the neighborhood to see how others decorated their homes for the holiday. Why not get dressed in costumes while you’re at it?

Halloween Night In

Don’t feel like going out? No problem. Curl up on the couch, and have a Halloween movie marathon. From family favorites like Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown to classic horror flicks like Halloween (1978), Silence of the Lambs, and Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), there’s something for everyone. So, grab the popcorn — or candy corn — and enjoy!

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