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Piper Peanut on an unforeseen quarantined Halloween
October 27, 2020
It’s me, Piper, here to give you some ideas on how to celebrate Halloween in a pandemic safe way.
I know that many of you are upset that you may not get to celebrate Halloween in the usual way, by going to parties or trick or treating, but never fear for Piper is here to help! There are still plenty of ways to get into the Halloween mood.
Of course, there is always the Boogie Bash which has gone virtual this year. You can do things like carve pumpkins, decorate your house, dress up in a fun costume, or bake Halloween themed treats, but here are a few more ideas for how to celebrate.
One way that you can still connect with friends is by video chatting with a friend and streaming a scary movie together. That way you can still see all of their reactions and still talk about the movie, but in a socially distanced way. There are several platforms you could use to do this such as Zoom, Scener, TwoSeven and many more.
Another cool way to interact with the friends and family you aren’t quarantined with is to create a Halloween care package for them. You can put things like candy or small toys and a homemade card in a decorated box or bag and drop it safely on the doorstep of the person you want to deliver it to.
There also several things that you can do with those you are quarantined with such as a Halloween themed scavenger hunt. Write a couple of clues down on pieces of paper and put them in various places around your house along with some candy for a fun family bonding activity.
Something else to do with family would be go through one of the many haunted attractions in Cincinnati. Amid the pandemic, most places are taking all possible precautions to keep their patrons safe, but remember to do your part to stay socially distanced and wear a mask.
Remember that if you do choose to go out or trick-or-treat, stay safe and follow all of the CDC guidelines.
Have a Happy Halloween,