From horror movie marathons to Halloween-themed drive-in features to virtual pumpkin carving parties, here’s how to safely celebrate Halloween this year.
Halloween is going to look very different this year, with growth in some areas of Ontario and Quebec and cases of a second lockdown in place. And for those parts of the country who are not lucky enough to deal with stricter Kovid sanctions, it is still a challenge — indoor parties are out of the question and trick-or-treating seems like a risk that is not worth taking. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t wear clothes and have some fun. Here are some tips to help you celebrate Halloween safely at home.
Do a horror movie marathon
This month there are plenty of horror movies and television series on streaming platforms to clear your Halloween itch. If you’re looking for binge, watch shows like Viral Hit Belly manner nagging Or German export dark On netflix, stephen kings the outsider Or the recently concluded supernatural rollercoaster Lovecraft country On Krave, or the new “Indigenous Gothic Horror” series Trickster On CBC Gems. For one-night horror festivities, choose from movies like Devil’s eye Canadian Movies on Amazon Prime Blood quantum or Disappointment at Clifton Hill On CBC Gems, or Tony Collett-Starrer Genetic On Netflix. And if you need a palate-cleaner after all that, can we all suggest making your way through Halloween Brooklyn Nine-NineThe
Add some creepy to home decor
If you’re not looking to go out with creepy decorations, but still want to bring a dose of Halloween spirit to your home, then subtle thin like pumpkin-shaped mugs or ghost-shaped stoneware from Pottery Barn – View items with themes. A handpainted skull-shaped tequila decanter from CB2, or some creepy accusations from Etsy.
Make an offer for Halloween through your nail art
Give your daily look a scary update with a Halloween manicure. From spider webs to ghosts, black cats, witch details and blood spots, there is no shortage of creepy nail designs. For a more subtle look, select the colors of your favorite Halloween candy or go the pumpkin spice route with shades of orange. For 22 Halloween gem ideas, click here.
Look for local outdoor events in your city
Stay-at-home hitchhikers and Halloween parties at bar-clubs or clubs are out of the question, but do a quick Google search to scout safe outdoor events going on in your city. In Toronto, Casa Loma is offering a self-guided walking tour through its famous Halloween sets from 23 to 31 October. In Prince Edward County, Mustang is showcasing a triple feature of drive-in Halloween movies – such as Glazed, to ditch And Beetle Juice—October 30 and 31. And in Peterborough, Ontario, Escape Miz put together a series of outdoor adventure games such as The Stalking Dead, Apothecary Crisis and Electric City Sabotage.
Plan some halloween themed virtual events
If you prefer to stay indoors this year, plan ahead and schedule some scary evenings with a group of friends on Zoom. Host an online pumpkin carving party, turn down the lights and have time to tell a story with each person who contributes to a different horror story, plan a virtual costume contest, or custom tarot cards designed by Salvador Dali Do a round of tarot readings with this book. And if you’ve got kids to entertain you at home, check out: Once in a virtual blue moon. In partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children, this interactive digital event on 31 October will feature food crafts, a creative costume contest, and a scary hunt that ties the security of your home.