How Families Are Planning for a Pandemic-Proof Halloween

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Brought to you by lucky charms magical mission. Let lucky the Leprechaun take you and your kids on an interactive adventure through the eight magical charm lands to restore magic available on your smart. Speaker. Just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. A. Candy slide virtual costume contests, indoor trick, or treating some families are planning for a pandemic proof Halloween by K. D. Lang. For Jamie K- Gra near and Jay Gra near Halloween is a major production. The Couples Austin home often draws crowds that lineup the block and they have a youtube channel wicked makers that shows how to make Halloween props this year however, they're normally interactive decorations will be designed to be seen from afar and kids in the neighborhood will get treats via candy slide a structure that uses a six foot PVC pipe to deliver candy without contact their video explaining how to build one has netted nearly three hundred thousand views. The greer's are one of many families rethinking Halloween traditions this year, some cities are canceling parades and events while others are instituting health and safety regulations the Centers for disease. Control and Prevention CDC. Considers door to door trick or treating and trunk or treating where kids get candy from trunks of cars and parking lots as higher risk. Likewise Indoor haunted houses or costume parties and Hay Rides with people not in your. Household. Make of frights become a little too real when as the agency warns screaming increases the risk of spreading the virus. But this doesn't mean kids have to miss out on spooky celebrations or bags full of candy. It's definitely going to be a different halloween, but it's been a fun challenge to look at it from that perspective Jay Granier says the creativity that you have by celebrating the season is not going. Anywhere Lori Berga Motto Style director at Good Housekeeping, and a Halloween enthusiast says parents should look to outdoor lower risk activities. especially ones recommended by the CDC such as socially distanced door movie nights decorating pumpkins outside or virtual costume contests as parents. It's really important for us to remain. Positive says Burger motto who is eight months pregnant with her third child? It's all about reforming it in a way where it's not. canceled. But instead here's an awesome way we can celebrate her family will place carved pumpkins six feet apart on the lawn of her Mamaroneck New York home each pumpkin will hold an individual treat bag full of candy, which can then be replenished instead of a costume party. Berga. Motto is also organizing a dress up from the neck up zoom call with their extended family where they'll dawn fancy headwear accessories and makeup. Because of the pandemic Erin Dunphy Raquel, a production coordinator in Burlington Connecticut will get to spend Halloween with her two and a half year old nephew who's visiting from Florida. She's put together a full agenda of safe activities including indoor trick or treating in which each adult will stand behind door in a room or closet giving her nephew the experience of knocking and asking for Candy. They'll also paint pumpkins outside and have a family only parade in the driveway. In place of the one, he would have had it school While it can feel a little sad that it's not a normal halloween. I'd rather be safe and create some special memories that are different. Then run the risk of doing the same things dunphy Raquel says. Layla Momeni a teacher in San Francisco notes. It's probably just one halloween she's planned in night hike with a scavenger hunt for her two children and another family where the kids will search for candy with flashlights. Kids are generally pretty resilient. She says, I'm hoping that I can be empathetic to their loss here while also modeling joy and eagerness toward a new experience besides what spookier than the woods at night.

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