Need some ideas to do for a safe and laid-back Halloween? Check out this Halloween Bucket List for 2020 and what you can do safely and still have fun!
Halloween Bucket List for 2020
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for some fun + family-friendly things to do, here’s a bucket list of ideas you can do.
Even with our country’s current status, there are so many things you can do with your family safely. Halloween is not canceled this year; we have to figure out how we can safely do things and wear a mask and social distance as much as possible.
Halloween Bucket List for 2020
Visit A Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkin patches are open in most places, and this is a fun and safe idea to do with your family. We love going to Uncle John’s for pumpkins, apple cider, and donuts in our area. When the boys were little, they loved going out to Uncle John’s for some fall fun. Now, I can only get them to commit to having donuts and apple cider.
Plan + Make Your Halloween Costume. Do you need some ideas for this year’s Halloween costume? Here are some ideas on how you can make your homemade costume this year. Or if you have tweens, here are some ideas you can check out for a Halloween costume.
Read Halloween Story Books. Purchase a few new Halloween books to read with the kids.
Make Halloween Crafts. Make spiders and bats, and use them to decorate your home. Get your Cricut out and try some of these Halloween craft ideas. You can also try these easy DIY ideas: DIY Witch Sock Vase- Halloween Decor Idea, Dollar Store DIY: Easy Owl Banner, Iron-On Spider Web Hoop Art.
Decorate The House. Here’s a way to get into the Halloween festivities by decorating your space. Plus, it’s a fun and safe way to enjoy Halloween (right at home). Need some ideas? Here are a few decor inspiration ideas: Black + White Halloween Decor, Orange and Black Halloween Party Idea
Do A Halloween Photoshoot. Get all dressed up in a fancy costume and have a photo shoot. You can set your camera or phone up on a tripod and use the timer option to get YOU in the photos with your family.
Watch Scary Movies. I still remember watching movies like Chucky when I was young. And while I don’t care for scary movies, the boys enjoy them. If you’re not a fan of scary movies, pull out some of your favorite Halloween movies and the classics. Have a projector? Set up a Halloween outdoor movie night.
Bake Halloween Cookies. The baking season is here, and it’s time to get your bake on. Making Halloween cookies (either store-bought or homemade) is a festive way to enjoy this Halloween season. If you want to try some alternative treats instead of cookies, check out these Halloween treats: How To Make Halloween Witch Fingers, Easy Halloween Treat: Pretzel Bones, or this 3-ingredient recipe: Halloween Witch’s Broomstick Treat Idea.
Eat Candy Corn. Are you a fan of candy corn? If so, this is the most wonderful time of year to enjoy all the candy corn! Here is a recipe idea for all that candy corn: Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate S’mores
Carve Pumpkins. Use this list filled with free pumpkin carving templates for carving your pumpkins.
Tell Spooky Stories. Who’s up for a good spooky story? Turning off the lights and using flashlights, with everyone sitting around a bonfire (or the couch indoors) is a fun way to do it.
Stock up on Halloween Candy. Now is a great time to grab a few big bags of candy for the upcoming holiday. Walmart or Sam’s Club offers good deals on the bigger bags of candy.
Bake A Pumpkin Pie. If pumpkin pie is not your jam (like me), then make an Apple Pie. Even better, try a Sweet Potato Pie. This is my favorite type of pie, and my son’s godmother is the GOAT when it comes to making sweet potato pies.
Have A Bonfire. One of my favorite things around this time of year is a big bonfire. This year, we have a new fire pit and can’t wait to create new memories around the fire. This is a safe activity you can do with a few friends + family. Have everyone come together for a bonfire with s’mores and tell spooky stories. Or have a Halloween movie night.
Take A Walk At Night To Look At Decorations. Just like Christmas, we used to take the boys around the neighborhood to look at the decorations. It seems that over the years, the Halloween decorations are just as good as the Christmas outdoor decor. People go all out, and it’s fun to look at!
Visit A Haunted House. I’m not a fan of haunted houses, but I’ve gone to a few over the years. This option may not be available to everyone this year due to social distance restrictions. But if you can do it safely by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, go for it!
Visit A Corn Maze. Can you leave this season without stopping by a cornfield for photos or finding a corn maze near you? Since this activity is outside, you can do this safe idea with your family + friends.
Trick or Treat. Trick-or-treating may be happening in your area, so be sure to check with your township/city’s guidance for Halloween. Look for costume ideas that allow you to wear a mask easily with your outfit. If you can’t go out to Trick-or-Treat, create a set-up at home.
What are your plans for Halloween? You can print out this free Halloween Bucket List to use this week as you celebrate the upcoming holiday.