Let's Get Spooky This Halloween

By: Alyssa Uribe, SDSU Chapter Member

If you are like me, you have been waiting all year for Halloween! Halloween won’t be the same as in the past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. You can still get in the Halloween spirit while social distancing! Here are some ideas to spice up your October festivities: 


1. Decorate Your Room

There is no better way to get in the spirit than adding some Halloween decorations. Find a few pumpkins, autumn leaves, cobwebs, and ghouls from your nearest store. Add some special effects with purple and orange lighting around your room to complete the look. 


2. Make some spooky baskets!

We all love a spooky basket. Make your friends feel special and prepare a basket full of Halloween goodies and treats. Go to your local dollar store and pick up some Halloween inspired gifts. Grab Halloween candy, cookies, and drinks. You can also add Halloween socks, face masks, and candles. Don’t forget to throw in a spider or two for a scare!  


3. Fall baking zoom session

The fall season is perfect for baking. There are many fall-inspired desserts and treats you can bake. Though you may not be able to invite friends for a baking party, you can all bake the same sweets on a zoom session. Some of my favorites to bake are Pillsbury Halloween sugar cookies, pumpkin spice cookies, and snickerdoodles! If you are not in the mood for cookies, you can make Halloween themed cupcakes, rice krispies, and caramel apples. Compare your masterpiece desserts with friends and enjoy your homemade sweets.


4. Watch a Halloween movie with friends

You can’t forget about a Halloween movie night! You don’t have to watch your favorite movies alone this year. Watch your scary movie of choice using Netflix Party and chat with friends. Laugh and scream of terror together!


5. Drive-thru haunted attractions

Your Halloween frights are not going anywhere! Many cities have developed haunted drive-thrus to give you the scare you have been waiting for. Drive through themed sections of the attraction and watch as actors and surprise pop-ups provide the full Halloween experience. 

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