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Halloween: How To Celebrate During Lockdown

Halloween is a time of year perfect for all ages, but, this year, we should all expect to celebrate hallows’ eve a little different.

With social distancing measures still in place and new lockdown rules meaning bars and restaurants have to close at 10pm, it’s unlikely we’re going to see streets full of trick or treaters like we have done in the past and venues with exciting events on til late.

So, at Snizl, we’ve gathered together to line up some activities which are still possible in 2020, hoping that by next year, we can go back to our usual traditions of Halloween parties and trick or treating.

Costume Party Via Zoom

Boris’ announcement on 22nd September included the fact that you can’t have more than 6 people in one household if they’re not from your social bubble. Therefore, the yearly Halloween party may have to be cancelled if you have more than 6 friends or family members.

Not to worry though, Zoom saved most peoples lives throughout the first lockdown stage so why not take it back to the good old Zoom days and host a costume party on there. Offer a prize for best dressed and create a spooky quiz for all the guests.

A group of 6 people from the same household ready to host a Zoom Halloween costume party with their friends.

Spookalicious Sweets Hunt

Who doesn’t love sweets at Halloween? Perfect for the kids, this activity around Halloween will have them forgetting about trick or treating completely. You can set up a spooky sweets hunt by decorating the house with Halloween decorations and then hiding handfuls of their favourite treats in the house and garden.

Get them to dress up in their costumes and run riot with their trick or treating baskets for an hour or two. It will make for an excellent Halloween evening.

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Pumpkin Carving

Did you know? The purpose of pumpkin carving was to scare away evil spirits! The Irish would put pumpkins by their doors and windows in hopes that they would protect them.

Pumpkin carving is a tradition which is always fun – and always a little bit messy. Get stuck in there and carve out the best face you can. It’s fun for all the family and will get everyone in high spirits ready for the scariest night of the year!

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Halloween Colouring Book

We understand it may be difficult to explain to younger children why they cannot go to a Halloween party this year or go trick or treating. So, to pump some entertainment back into the Autumn holiday, download this Halloween Colouring Book and let them scribble and colour in some spooky images – you could even hang them on the walls or the fridge to give your home some creative Halloween decor.

Click the button below to download then print out to start colouring!

Attend a Socially Distanced Halloween Event

Despite the restrictions this year, there are still places such as Alton Towers who are hosting frighteningly good Halloween events as they’ve implemented strict and safe measures so everyone involved can have fun and still be safe.

Brave enough to ride our head-spinning, hair-raising coasters in total darkness? Bold enough to tiptoe through our Dungeon in the dark? Mad enough for our horrifying, terrifying mazes? Two have already won awards – and a third brand new outdoor maze beckons – can you escape?

Visit Alton Towers Scarefest this Halloween - Thrilling Frights

We hope this blog has sparked some inspiration of how you can celebrate the spookiest season of all, and whatever you do this year for Halloween, we hope you enjoy yourself and most importantly stay safe!

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