While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still stresses maintaining an effort to social distance to combat COVID-19, these efforts have been extended to this Halloween.
The CDC recommends avoiding trick-or-treating and large gatherings this Hallow-weekend. However, this does not have to put a damper on Halloween fun this season. With the help of Pinterest and suggestions from fellow Illinois State University students, I have compiled a list of activities that will make your Halloween at home feel more festive.
Although it is ill-advised as of late to attend fall activities such as pumpkin patches and haunted houses without a mask, there are still plenty of typical activities that do not need to be regulated on account of the quarantine order.
Junior broadcast journalism major Kelsey Magad likes to make a night of watching scary movies.
“My Halloween tradition is having a Halloween movie marathon and making Pillsbury Halloween cookies,” Magad said. Magad recommends classics such as Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Scream” and “Hocus Pocus.” These Halloween aesthetic movies will have you feeling the spirit while still social distancing.
Baking a spooky treat can help make up for the lack of Halloween experience. I searched “Halloween Treats” on Pinterest and various options were presented such as “Bubbling Witch’s Cauldron Brownies” and “Peanut Butter Spider Cookies."
A Halloween-themed treat can help ease your time spent away from others while in quarantine and can also recreate a sense of the holiday spirit that may be missing from a majority of those in quarantine.
Not only will sweet treats help lift one’s mood, but so will decorating your home to your fall aesthetic. While some may go for ghostly, others may prefer an autumnal fashion.