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Pandemic Halloween

Sylvia Schmidt

Enthusiasm and a zest for life are two of the driving forces behind my real estate practice – and my life...

Enthusiasm and a zest for life are two of the driving forces behind my real estate practice – and my life...

Oct 19 4 minutes read

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and pumpkin spice is back - which means the ghouls and goblins will soon be among us...

Halloween will look different this year, but that doesn't mean that we can't embrace this season and still have some fun. Although we can't go door-to-door this year, with some imagination, there are still many ways to celebrate safely. In this blog, you'll find everything that you need to enjoy your first pandemic Halloween.  

Fruit Picking

Finding fun activities to do outside is more important than ever so why not find a local place to pick fruit? It's a fun way to start your weekend and embrace the autumn season. If you're picking apples, bring them home and make some apple butter pancakes (recipe below), but if you're picking another type of fruit simply Goole a recipe to include those fresh-picked goods! 

Pumpkin Carving

One of my favourite Halloween activities is carving the pumpkin. You won't be able to avoid the fall feeling when there's a candle flickering in your pumpkin and there's homemade pumpkin crisp baking in the oven. 

Get Dressed Up

Just because you can't go door to door or out to a costume party doesn't mean you still can't get dressed up. Organize a virtual costume party with friends to show off your costumes. Then share your spooky selfies on social media or text them to friends and family. 


Scavenger Hunt

Set up a trick-or-treat-style scavenger hunt around your home for your kids. Or a more traditional scavenger hunt, looking for Halloween decorations on a walk through the neighbourhood.


It's always a good idea to make a meal together. Get your whole household involved in making a fall recipe. Even more fun if you are dressed up and prepare the meal while in character.

Pumpkin Crisp

There's nothing more fall than pumpkin but instead of opting for a pie let's make a pumpkin crisp - vanilla ice cream recommended.

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Apple Butter Pancakes

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea. These warm and delicious pancakes are the perfect way to get into the fall spirit - bonus points if you picked the apples!

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

If you're looking for an appetizer to your movie night look no further than these meatballs. They even end up looking like little pumpkins!

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Pumpkin Alfredo

This creamy pumpkin alfredo will add a cozy touch to your pasta night and will smell and taste just like fall. 

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Maple Oatmeal Cookies

There's something special about the smell of cookies baking on a fall day. Don't worry if the plate is done before the opening credits.

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Autumn One Pan Chicken Dinner

This is the perfect easy recipe for those days where spending hours in the kitchen just isn't going to happen.

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Set the Scene

The cozier the better.

Make a Blanket Fort

There's nothing cozier than piling up all of your blankets into the ultimate blanket fort. Grab the dining room chairs, use your couch cushions, and even hang some string lights inside to create the perfect atmosphere to settle in and watch your favorite fall movie. 

Movies & Shows

Enjoy your evening at home with a scary or fun Halloween themed movie. Check out some of my suggestions below.

Hocus Pocus
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
The Addams Family
Young Frankenstein
Stranger Things
Friday Night Lights
Gilmore Girls
American Horror Story
Monsters Inc

Can't Get Cozy at Home?

If you're thinking about moving into a new home this season, I can help you find the perfect place to cuddle up.

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