Spartans can still Celebrate the First COVID-19 Halloween


Ava Cipriani, Staff Writer

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic and safety guidelines have put a damper on the fall activities we once enjoyed. But, this Halloween still has the potential to be great: it falls on a Saturday (which means we get an entire day of celebration without getting up for school the day after) and there will even be a full moon! As October 31st approaches, most Spartans are wondering if there’s still a way to celebrate safely. Luckily, just because we need to remain socially-distanced this year doesn’t mean Halloween is canceled; all it means is that we need to get more creative while brainstorming quarantine Halloween ideas. Here are 3 activities for Spartans to do on their first COVID-19 Halloween:

1. Go “Ghosting”

Ghosting is a new festive way to spread the Halloween spirit while still social distancing! You fill up a small bag of candy and leave it at your friend’s or neighbor’s house, instructing them to do the same for someone else. You can even do this with a small group of friends as well!

2. Have a Spooky Movie Marathon

Pour yourself some apple cider, get a slice of pie, turn on the tv, and have a Halloween movie marathon with your family.

3. Go to a Pumpkin Patch

Lucky for us Spartans, most pumpkin patches are still open in Illinois. So grab a couple friends, a mask, and pick up a pumpkin. After, you can go through a corn maze, pick up some apple cider, or head back home to carve yours and your friend’s new pumpkins!