Here at Oya Costumes, we want you and your family to be happy and safe for Halloween 2020—but that doesn't mean you can't have fun! There are tons of options for safe, social-distanced Halloween activities this year. Have you ever thought of having a murder mystery party with your family over Zoom? Or reverse trick-or-treating?
We've compiled our favourite ideas to make this Halloween the best it can be. This year is all about feeling connected with friends and family. Our store has everything you need for Halloween 2020! Check out our ideas below.
1. Reverse Trick-or-Treating
Instead of going out trick-or-treating, let the candy come to you! This is a great idea for kids who still want to trick-or-treat, but want to avoid going-house to house. For Halloween 2020, organize reverse trick-or-treating with your neighbours. Kids can stand in their driveways or in front of their houses, and adults can go from child to child and deliver candy. This is a much safer version of trick-or-treating!
2. Zoom Costume Party
Everybody knows that the best part of Halloween is dressing up! Even if you don't have a regular Halloween party, you can still have an amazing costume contest online with your friends and family. Choose a costume theme—like Stranger Things, superheroes, or funny costumes—or let everyone go wild! The extra time that we all have these days is perfect for planning a great Halloween costume. Check out our favourite costume picks for Halloween 2020!
3. House Decorating Contest
If you've got a close community in your neighbourhood, hold a house decorating contest for Halloween 2020! Even if kids aren't trick-or-treating, you can make your home look super spooky. Grab some home decor and go wild! This is the perfect time to decorate your house for Halloween. Everyone driving by will have a smile on their face! You can even coordinate with your neighbours and create a haunted house theme.
4. At-Home Pumpkin Carving Party
Everybody loves carving Jack-O-Lanterns at Halloween. Whether you choose to have a small pumpkin carving party with your immediate family, or have a pumpkin carving contest over the internet, this idea is so much fun! Improve your carving skills and get better every year. Check out our pumpkin carving supplies to get everything you need this Halloween.
5. Spooky Treasure Hunt
If your Halloween falls on a rainy day, this idea is perfect for you! Set up a scavenger hunt in your home for your kids. Hide candy or a special gift somewhere in your home, and create some clues to get them thinking. There are lots of great home treasure hunt clue ideas out there! Pass the time with this fun idea, and let your kids work for their reward.
6. Halloween Dress Up Karaoke
Celebrity costumes are always super popular, and what better way to dress up than for a karaoke party? This Halloween, use your vocal chops and have a karaoke party! There are tons of karaoke videos on YouTube. This can be online over Zoom, or just in your living room. Dress up as great singers from this year like Billie Eilish, or Harry Styles. You can also throw it back! One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Prince... there are so many great costumes!
7. Murder Mystery Party
If you've got some time on your hands to plan a party, this idea is going to be super fun. Dress up in your fanciest Halloween costumes and pretend there's a murder on your hands! Write the script yourself to include family inside jokes and secrets. Or, you can also find lots of murder mystery party scripts online. Channel your inner Knives Out and bring the mystery this Halloween!
8. Scary Movie Night
Boo! Did we scare you? If you're looking to get spooked this Halloween, hold a spooky movie night! This is perfect for older kids who want to add a little edge to their Halloween night. You can also use programs like Zoom or Netflix Party to watch movies with your friends! There are so many great Halloween movies out there, like Scream and Trick 'r' Treat. You can also watch Hocus Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas if you have younger kids.
9. Neighbourhood Candy Hunt
Similar to an Easter Egg hunt, this fun activity will please every kid. Decorate your lawn with some yard decor, and scatter Halloween candy in the area! You can make it easy for younger kids and just drop the treats in the grass, or for an extra challenge, hide it in bushes and in corners. Plan a hunt for families in your bubble, or just for your own kids! This is a super fun idea either way.
What will you do to make this Halloween special? We hope that you stay safe and healthy for Halloween 2020. Happy Halloween from Oya Costumes!