Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Chicagoland This YearPosted Thursday, October 29, 2020
There are many great ways to celebrate Halloween this year in the Chicagoland area, even though we need to stay socially distanced. Whether or not you plan on going trick-or-treating, handing out candy in your neighborhood, or just staying home – you can still be festive and have fun!
Celebrate Halloween with many fun activities and sweets. Make a seasonal fall craft or host a pumpkin carving contest with a bucket of candy and toys for the winner. Plan a scavenger hunt for your kids to find candy throughout your house, our outside in your yard. Host a virtual Halloween party or just have a family Halloween party with spooky food, pumpkin/bat/ghost themed games, and end with a Halloween movie. Have a bonfire, tell scary Halloween stories, and top it off with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate for s'mores. Go "ghosting" and leave a basket of pre-packaged treats on your neighbors doorstep with a note inside to pass it on and bring festivity throughout your local community.
If you do plan on going trick-or-treating with your kids around your community, here are some tips to stay safe.
- Start with a good meal. Before indulging in a lot of sweets and candy, eat a healthy lunch or dinner at home. Perhaps prepare chili ahead of time as it is sure to be a busy day, and serve it with a side of "mummy" hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls for a festive touch.
- In addition to the masks that come with costumes, be sure to also follow the CDC guidelines of wearing a mask and staying socially distanced when possible.
- If you go out with a group, be sure to keep it small. Or if your older kids are going out alone, have them communicate which houses they will visit and check-in frequently.
- Follow your local city's guidelines of when to go trick-or-treating at nearby homes. See the links below for times and suggestions provided by towns in the area.
- And as always, be careful of traffic. Stay on the sidewalks preferably on well-lit streets. When crossing the street, cross at corners, stay in the crosswalks, and use traffic lights where available. Be prepared by bringing a flashlight, wearing reflective tape on your clothing, or break out some glow sticks.
Below are some links about Halloween in the nearby towns.
The Sharon Falco Group wishes you and your family a safe and Happy Halloween! As always, if you or someone you know is looking for a local realtor to buy or sell your home, please give us a call.