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The ongoing pandemic has put limits on a lot of the activities we used to enjoy, but it’s also forced us to get creative and find new ways to come together and have fun. Halloween is no exception: While parades, parties, and trick-or-treating may be canceled, there’s still a lot we can do to enjoy the holiday. Here are a few simple ways to make the most of Halloween this year.

Throw a Costume Party on Zoom

You don’t need to see people in person to show off your outfits. Gather online to share your clever costume ideas and catch up with friends. 

Go Nuts With Decorations

Since you’re going to be home a lot, you might as well make it the spookiest place you can make it. Pumpkins, spider webs, Halloween-themed kitchenware — whatever makes your home feel festive.

Create a Candy Chute

Follow the example of this dad who devised a clever way to deliver candy without close contact.

Host a Scary Movie Night

You can do this with a few friends, your partner, or yourself — but if you’re alone, you may want a buddy on hand to call if you need help remembering it’s just a movie.

Bake Halloween-Themed Treats

If you can’t go trick-or-treating, make your own treats! Check out these cute and easy Halloween treats for inspiration.

Perform a Moon Ritual

Since Halloween falls on a full moon this year, you can take advantage of the energy to manifest the things you want. There are a number of full moon rituals out there, but one simple one is to light a candle, write down a list of your desires, and leave them out to soak in the moonlight.

Get Outside

There’s still a number of pumpkin patches and apple orchards open in many places, or you can just go on a hike and enjoy the fall leaves.

Take “Family” Photos

If you can’t show off your costume in person, you can at least show it off on Instagram with photos of your whole household — even if that just means you and your dog.

xx, The FabFitFun Team