Halloween During Covid
Like many of us trying to navigate the changing world, the holidays pose a special challenge. This time of year we should be thinking of carving pumpkins and planning Halloween costumes. This year we are trying to figure out how to do Halloween during Covid. No one wants to cancel plans and forget it all so how do we navigate this and stay safe. Bobbing for apples is clearly out this year.
To remain away from public here are a few stay at home activities you, your family and even your neighborhood can participate in.
- Carve pumpkins – always a fun family activity. The fun starts with picking the perfect pumpkins for carving. Places like the Ozark Corn Maze sells a large variety. Pick your favorite then let your creativity flow!
- Build a scarecrow – This could be a great community contest. Vote of who has the best in show, scariest, funniest etc.
- Jump in a pile of leaves – great photo op for cards as well. Rake the leaves in a giant pile and let the fun begin.
- Take a scenic drive to see the leaves change – The Hills are full of color right now. Get out and enjoy what nature gives us this time of year.
If these seem a little boring and you are still looking for more human interaction here are a few suggests
- Zombie Car Wash – At Diamond Car Wash in Bentonville – Haunted Carwash this year will have a Zombie theme! A great socially distanced way to experience a Halloween thrill, and get your car washed at the same time. We will run the Haunted Carwash on Friday 30th, and Saturday 31st, 8:30-11:30pm. Admittance is $20 per vehicle
- There are many drive thru trick or treat events in the area.
- If you still want to do the old fashioned way. Set up a table at the end of your drive way with pre packaged treats. just make sure you wear a mask and keep a safe distance from others.
- Costumes with Masks – This should not be hard. Pick a costume where you can have an appropriate face mask to breathe well and stay safe.
We can all this through this together. We can manage Halloween during Covid the same way we did Easter and the 4th of July. Just be safe!