As the end of October is coming soon, we’re counting down the days to Halloween which is the spookiest holiday of the year. Most people during this time of the month are preparing their costumes, decorating their homes, buying trick o’ treat candies for the keikis. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, you can always participate in Halloween. Since the coronavirus pandemic, we have strict orders to remain socially distanced and stay at home during this unfortunate time.
There’s been a ton of cancellations on regular Halloween events such as the Pumpkin Patch Festival at Aloun Farms, Haunted Plantation, and other holiday traditions. We can still manage and be creative at the comfort of our own homes. For this Halloween 2020, here are the best ways to be safe and still be able to participate in the festivities:
- Join the Board of Student Activities (BOSA) for the Halloween Social:
It is an online zoom social where there will be games, a movie, and you are more than welcome to dress in your costume. How could you miss it? All three fun things to do in one night!
- Friday, October 30th
- Social: 4-6pm
- Movie: 7-9pm
- Meeting ID: 976 9147 4252
- Password: bosa
2. Carve your own Pineapple Jack O’ Lantern:
Buy yourself a pineapple at your nearest grocery store and make sure it’s not overly ripe. The materials you’ll need are a knife, pineapple corer, and LED tea lights.
- Cut off stem of pineapple and use the pineapple corer to hollow the pineapple; remove the pit with a knife.
- Carve a jack-o’-lantern face in the pineapple as you would a pumpkin. (Tip: Due to its stickiness, drawing out a design on the pineapple with a marker doesn’t work that well so you will have to freehand.)
- Place LED tea light where the pit was removed.
3. Cook an Easy Healthy Halloween Recipe:
One of the simplest recipes that is sweet and savory is Mac n’ Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers. You will need to buy Annie’s Mac N’ Cheese flavor of your choice, an orange bell pepper, and a knife to cut into it. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Boil Annie’s Mac N’ Cheese noodles
- While the noodles are cooking, cut off the stem of the bell pepper and empty out the seeds.
- When the noodles are soft add the cheese
- Add the mac n’ cheese inside the bell pepper
- Bake from 20-25 mins until the cheese is crispy and light brown
4. Go Ghosting
Create a goodie bag full of treats and leave it on your neighbors doorstep. Ring the doorbell and quickly hide from them. It’s definitely a clever way to socially distance with a holiday cheer. Also, add a little note so they know it’s from you and ghost on another neighbor or friend. The goodie bag should be filled with a:
- Written note saying,” Boo!” or “ Have a spooktacular Halloween!”
- Homemade cookies
5. Day of the Dead Makeup
Let’s be honest, we don’t all have the time to buy ourselves a costume or sometimes choose to participate in the festivities late and have nothing to wear. Well this is the perfect way to show your artistic side and use your makeup to do the trick. One of my favorite youtube makeup artists is Michelle Phan who does tutorials on celebrities, movies themes, and Halloween characters.
- Check out this Day of the Dead tutorial:
6. Decorate your House/ Room
Whether you’re living in a dorm or still living with your parents, it’s always nice to bring the festivities to your own home. You can go to Walmart or Party City to buy yourself the materials. Here are some of the materials you can buy:
- White Balloons- to create ghost emojis
- Cotton Fabric- for spider webs
- Black paper- fold into a bat on your walls