Halloween 2020 doesn’t have to be boring so I’ve come up with different ideas for the family including an awesome Scavenger Hunt printable.
When our son was born Halloween was a big deal for us so we would bring him around to meet the neighbours at age 2.
This was about the time I really started to get into this spooky day although I’m not a fan of giving out treats so Mrs. CBB does that.
It’s Halloween Day, and we’ve been busy over the past three days getting our home ready for the little goblins.
Halloween 2020 will be very different than any other Halloween we’ve had in the past due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our son is a massive fan of Halloween, as are we, and we both decided that we’d keep the tradition alive.
Creating A Halloween 2020 Agenda
Both Mrs. CBB and I got to work coming up with ideas on how to make Halloween 2020 memorable for our son.
We created a list of Halloween 2020 activities we could do, including going out trick or treating.
I want to point out that we respect all our reader’s decisions on how they plan to tackle trick or treating.
We know that everyone has different thoughts and concerns about what is going on and understand that not everyone will see eye to eye.
The extent of our trick or treat excursion will only be on our street, which is a crescent with about 35 homes.
Since we chat with our neighbours, it seems most of them will be handing out candy this year but just a bit different.
As parents, we discussed Covid-19 and felt that our son would be protected as long as he wore his mask, gloves and we brought hand sanitizer.
When we return from our journey around the street, we will keep the Halloween treat bag in the garage for 24 hours before bringing it in.
I’m not sure how that will help, but I read something about it somewhere that the cold will kill off any bacteria.
How true that is, ask a doctor.
Yesterday we spent a couple of hours decorating our property, and it was nice to have neighbours walk by and smile.
A few even stopped to say how spooky our yard looked and asked our son what he wanted for Halloween candy.
Halloween 2020 Agenda For The CBB Family
You can find the printable pdf—version on the Free Printables Page under the Kids Education Freebies section near the bottom.
As mentioned, Mrs. CBB and I created a list of Halloween 2020 activities that we could do before and after trick or treating.
- Clip the baggies of Halloween Candy to our sanitized clothing rack which we will keep on the porch.
- Turn on all of the outside lights and fire up the pumpkins and other battery-operated spooky Halloween decorations
- Put on our Halloween 2020 costumes which will be Spider-Man this year and we are going as an old couple, haha!
- Go trick or treating with our masks, gloves, and costumes which we love.
- Bring along our filled out Halloween 2020 Scavenger Hunt with a prize if he finds all of the items. (download free on CBB)
- Come back and eat some chocolate bars that we bought so our son can enjoy a Halloween chocolate bar. (his favourite is only chocolate since he hates candy)
- Roast the pumpkin seeds in the oven along with one baking pumpkin yet to get cooked and then frozen for baked goods.
- Make coffee for Mrs. CBB and I and chocolate macadamia nut milk (buy it at Costco so good) for our son.
- Chat about what we liked about Halloween 2020 and if we saw any cool Halloween costumes or Halloween decorations we liked.
- Ask Alexa to play us a Halloween song in the background to keep the mood spooky. Probably Michael Jackson’s Thriller song for sure will be a top hit from the ’80s when Halloween music flourished.
- Review the Halloween scavenger hunt to see if we found all of the items. (we will, ha)
- Get out the Spooky Witches Finger cookies that I made yesterday along with a keto version of witches’ fingers for Mrs. CBB.
- Search Halloween Movies on Netflix suitable for kids and pop some popcorn with butter. I might make some caramel popcorn for me.
- Put our tired little guy to bed then Mrs. CBB and I will watch a Halloween horror movie and then retire to our grave. I mean bed. haha!
- Next-Day: Eat more chocolate and take all of the Halloween decorations down and put them away for another year.
Discussion: What are your Halloween 2020 plans for yourself, your family, and your kids? How will you be handing out candy for Halloween 2020?
I’d love to read your feedback in the comments, especially since this is a year of change for everyone.
RECENT BLOG POSTS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
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Blog Posts You Might Have Missed
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- How To Create Your Retirement Checklist (Before You Retire)
- Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
SEASONAL FRUGAL RECIPE BOX
I’m a sucker for brownies, so when I spotted these Halloween Brownies from the Persnickety Plates blog on Pinterest.
I can’t wait to try them. Look at all that beautiful cream cheese frosting.
FRUGAL FALL TIPS
Forget about raking the leaves and doing something else with your time.
CBB MOTIVATIONAL CORNER
Don’t let life pass you by if you can change or fix things that could make your life better.
What we do today will follow us to the grave, and by then, it’s too late if you haven’t finished what you should have started.
HOME AND BLOG UPDATE
Inside Our Home
As you know, we’ve been busy decorating for Halloween and roasting pumpkins and pumpkin seeds.
I had the inspector come by to see what I’ve completed in the basement and was truthful that I didn’t get it all done.
He will be back again in a few months to check in to see if it’s up to code since I’m doing the work myself.
Finished Basement Jealousy
I’d love to have a finished basement.
Do you have a finished basement?
Please tell me what it looks like if you use it often and any pros and cons.
I’m writing a post on finishing the basement and why basements are essential to some and not others.
I never had a basement growing up, so walking into many when we were house hunting was mind-blowing.
I remember one had an open toilet in the laundry room. Honestly, there was just a toilet.
Were they taking a poop and folding laundry at the same time? Haha.
Gardening and Work
The leaves are mulched with the mower as it’s good for the soil
I’ve worked three days a week and go into work two, and I’m still not sure if I like it as much.
The interaction in the morning over coffee I miss the most, but no complaints otherwise.
It has been a learning curve for all of us. Embrace change, right? That’s how I keep motivated.
Plus, If I had a toilet in the basement, I could work and take a poop simultaneously. Hahaha!!
My blog mechanic (haha, she will kick my butt for that, maybe) has risen and almost caught up with her business.
She’s doing things here and there and is making plans for 2021 to be my blog mechanic as her planning and timing were affected this year.
Thankfully the blog didn’t blow up, or I would have cried.
No, seriously, if you see how much stuff can go wrong and you cry if you don’t know anything about computers.
So, I’m happy she’s up and running in my background again.
Changes To The Blog
As well, if there are any changes *not advertising as I can’t change that with my publisher or the pop-up subscription) please let me know.
- Am I missing something I should have on the blog perhaps a blog category?
- Do I have too many categories?
- Maybe you think I should change the name of a page and you have ideas.
Let me know as this blog is for you and me, and I appreciate your feedback.
Enjoy your Halloween.
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