Most children love Halloween! They dress up as a favorite character or person and literally spend the evening gathering candy to enjoy for days or even weeks to come. What could be better than that? Unfortunately because of COVID-19 trick-or-treating is unlikely to happen this year and many children will be devastated. How will you provide fun alternatives for your little ones? We have ideas for families to celebrate a socially-distanced Halloween.

A Costume Parade

What could be more fun than showing off your costume to the other kids in your neighborhood? A costume parade will give children the opportunity to wear their costumes with friends while also maintaining a safe distance. Invite friends to participate in the fun and urge everyone to wear masks. Children in the same family can stand closer together but children in different families should maintain a distance of at least six feet.

A Candy Hunt

Instead of an Easter egg hunt, organize a candy hunt. Siblings can search for candy outside in the yard or inside in the house, depending on the weather. If you want to invite friends to an outdoor candy hunt, be sure everyone is wearing a mask and encourage them to search different areas in order to stay socially distanced. Once kids get home they can eat the candy with their family members.

Design your own Haunted House

Decorate your house or a few rooms in your house like a haunted house. Your children will enjoy exploring their own haunted house in a setting that they are familiar with. For younger children perhaps focus more on Halloween decorations and less on the scary aspect. If you have older children who have enjoyed haunted houses in the past, you could incorporate more “scary” elements such as pop-up creatures, animals that move, strobe lights, and even a fog machine. Add an incentive by scattering candy about for your children to collect as they make their way through the haunted house.

Trick-or-Treat with your Quaranteam

Some families have a “quaranteam,” or a small group of family or close friends that they’ve been seeing throughout Covid. If this is the case in your family, you could trick-or-treat at each other’s houses. It won’t be as exciting for kids as running to as many houses as possible before dark, but it could still be fun. Perhaps each family could give out a goody bag with lots of candies, giant candy bars, or another special treat.

Halloween during Covid

Don’t let Covid ruin your child’s Halloween! Make alternate plans so they will still have fun on this special day. These are some of our ideas for a socially-distanced Halloween.

Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny Services

Overnight Newborn Care Expert

Night wakings can be exhausting for parents and lack of sleep can leave parents feeling scattered and foggy. An overnight newborn care expert provides care so sleep deprived parents can get a good night of sleep. Your baby needs sleep and so do you.

Nanny Placements

The care of your children is our highest priority. Connecting families with warm, responsible, and trustworthy caregivers is what we do best. Our team will meet with your family, identify qualified caregivers, and hand-select the best candidates for you to meet with.

Daytime Newborn Care

Your Newborn Care Expert will care for your infant and create a stimulating environment that will help foster your baby’s development.

In-Home Lactation Consultation

Our trained professionals can teach you how to best care for your baby. Many parents have questions about how to bathe their babies, how to swaddle, or a host of other questions. We also offer a variety of breastfeeding support and lactation services designed to help support and maximize your breastfeeding experience.

Baby Sleep Coaching

One in four children under the age of five has a sleep issue. Most children’s sleep issues are behavioral and not medical. If your child is struggling with sleep issues, you are not alone.