Jack 'o Lanterns

This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, and will showcase a spooky full moon. Add in a day of family activities and don’t forget the costumes, you can wear them all day! Even without traditional trick or treating, your family can have a full day of fun.  

For Halloween 2020:

  • Learn about pumpkins —fun activities—history! 
  • Go to a pumpkin patch—since they are outdoors—many are open! 
  • Create something to give—Halloween cards to the Veterans Hospital, cookies for a neighbor.  
  • Gather some snacks—jump in the car and drive around looking at Halloween decorations—you will be surprised how many people decorate their house for Halloween. 
  • Organize a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors or inside your house. (Candy can be hidden for an extra surprise!)
  • Enjoy a Halloween movie night with your family. 
  • Go “Ghosting”! Make pumpkin muffins and deliver them to your loved ones or neighbors.  Leave them at the front door and ring the bell and run fast! 
  • Go on a family walk together in costume, take funny pictures along the way and post on social media.
  • Have a “haunted dinner.” Create a spooky feast and dress up in in your costume.  Have a contest for the spookiest food or best costume.  Try Jack ‘o Lantern quesadillas. (Cut the top tortilla into a Jack ‘o Lantern face.) Don’t forget the “melted witch” (green sport drink) for a beverage.   


Most importantly, spend time together making memories and try something different this year.  You may find you have made a new tradition.