Earlier this week, the CDC released a bunch of Halloween guidelines which you can click on this link to see, and the big takeaway was that trick-or-treating is risky this year. And, yeah, that's a drag . . . but there are still a bunch of fall activities you can do.

Visiting a pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Whitneys will be doing their pumpkin patch this year.  As long as you're using hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, and people are able to social distance.

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch with ripe Pumpkins

DaveHax/ youtube

Carving or decorating pumpkins at home, or outside at a safe distance with friends.

Decorating your house or apartment.

Walking around the neighborhood to look at other decorated houses.

Doing a scavenger hunt where kids get lists of fall-themed things to look for while they walk around outdoors, like a pumpkin on a porch or leaves that are a certain color.

Colorful fall leaves

Having a virtual Halloween costume contest over Zoom.

Doing a Halloween movie night with the people you live with.

Amazed couple watching tv

Instead of trick-or-treating, hide candy around the house or backyard like it's Easter.

Bake pumpkin seeds or a dessert that tastes like fall, like pumpkin pie.

Tasty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Karen Sarraga

Heat up some hot cocoa or apple cider, go get some fresh apples at Bartletts Orchards, and have a family game night.


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