Offbeat The best Halloween ideas in Corona times

21:55  29 october  2020
21:55  29 october  2020 Source:   freundin.de

Why do we celebrate Halloween? (+ the method to carve a pumpkin)

 Why do we celebrate Halloween? (+ the method to carve a pumpkin) © dolgachov / Istock Why do we celebrate Halloween? (+ the method to carve a pumpkin) This year, it will certainly not be a big party, but we can have fun with the family by plunging into the festive atmosphere of Halloween. Learn how to carve a pumpkin and find out why we make these funny lanterns. Your browser does not support this video What is the origin of the Halloween party? Halloween is the modern version of the Celtic festival of Samain , celebrated on October 31st.

Pull from door to door and collect sweets? Unfortunately, this is not possible for children on Halloween this year. Here are a few alternatives

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Halloween is becoming increasingly popular with children (and, by the way, many adults too). Dressing up, turning night into day, frightening other people and of course picking up buckets of candy also sounds like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, fun is not on the agenda in November 2020. From Monday (November 2nd) there will be a nationwide lockdown that will last the entire month. Even if Halloween takes place on the last day before these measures (on the night of October 31st to November 1st), the clear recommendation is: Pulling around the house should be canceled this year. So that Halloween 2020 does not fall completely into the water, we have put together a few Corona-compatible alternatives for you.

The most popular Halloween recipe for kids

 The most popular Halloween recipe for kids Children love the recipe for the creepy Halloween chocolate pudding. And it's very easy to prepare. Halloween is celebrated on October 31st ( why, we'll tell you that here ) and we're already thinking about how we can make the horror festival. The best recipe idea for kids comes from Pinterest. This chocolatey Halloween pudding buries a lot of delicious chocolate mass under its biscuit memorial stone.

1. EVERYONE dresses up scary

Anyone who has children knows that it is mostly only the little ones who dress up as witches, ghosts or zombies. Normally it doesn't matter because you meet like-minded people on the street. This year you should take on the role of friends. Fortunately, you don't have to go to the costume rental shop for this, but with a few clever movements you can conjure up a disguise from items of clothing that you are guaranteed to already have hanging in your closet . If everyone dresses up, Halloween at home is twice as fun. Or can you remember ever sitting at the dining table in scary gear? It will be unforgettable!

Little Halloween at home: ideas for adults 2. "Trick or Treat" with a difference

There are so many games that are themed for Halloween and bring joy to young and old. Our favorite (which even works all year round) interprets the motto “Trick or Treat” in its own unique way. The turntable determines how many revolutions you have to make on the device. Those who are lucky are spared, those who are unlucky get a portion of whipped cream slapped in their face.

3. Cooking scary things together

Khloe Kardashian gets into the Halloween spirit with daughter True

  Khloe Kardashian gets into the Halloween spirit with daughter True After returning to Los Angeles after a controversial island getaway, Khloe Kardashian got into the Halloween spirit with her daughter True. Khloe Kardashian, 36, took to her Instagram story on Tuesday night, revealing she took True to Nights of the Jack in Calabasas.The event has changed this year due to COVID-19, turning into a drive-through experience, with Khloe sharing several videos from the event.

On Pinterest there are countless ideas with which you can bring the horror factor to the table. As a small snack we recommend the

ghost pretzel sticks , for the main course there is the mummy sausage with puff pastry (see photo below) and for dessert our tombstone pudding . With such creative dishes, not only the food, but also the joint preparation is a lot of fun. 4. Telling scary stories

Do you remember how tense you were as a child when you listened to scary stories? You had the feeling of having to cover your ears, but that wasn't possible because of the sheer tension and curiosity. Nothing has changed about this phenomenon. A story that leaves the chill running down your spine always works. If you need some (age-appropriate) inspiration: The best stories are written down.

5. Carving pumpkins

This activity does not belong in the “scary” category, but it is incredibly fun and is simply part of Halloween. If you've never carved pumpkins before then this new tradition could be your start in 2020. Cut open the top of the pumpkin, hollow it out, cut into grim faces and light it up with a candle in the evening. So that the masterpieces succeed more easily, there are now even special carving sets, instructions and templates for Halloween pumpkins.

Our tip: It's easy to slip when carving pumpkins, which is of course anything but ideal with a sharp knife. So that you really only see artificial and not real blood on Halloween, children in particular should wear cut-resistant gloves - this will prevent really nasty surprises. 6. Using the full moon

What a great coincidence: October 31st is a full moon. And what goes perfectly with the dark Halloween night? Exactly, a bright moon in the sky. How about a night stroll? Equipped with a flashlight or a headlamp, you can even venture into the forest. Bet that even the toughest ones have a higher pulse?

Coronavirus-themed Halloween costumes from around Australia .
Swathes of Australians tossed their favourite Halloween costumes aside on Saturday evening to take inspiration from the biggest public health crisis in more than a century. Fittingly, the theme of the spookiest night of the year was COVID-19.

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