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Be Prepared: Halloween Safety Edition

Safety is always top of mind when Halloween rolls around—and this year, that safety focus is only heightened.

Many families are likely to bypass traditional Halloween activities due to the pandemic—and, perhaps, they might be legally required to bypass those activities, depending on the mandates in place where they live.

So what can you do with the kids to perpetuate that sense of Halloween fun, while protecting them from coronavirus exposure? Here are a few ideas:

  • Have a family jack-o-lantern competition. Let each member of the family carve or decorate a pumpkin, and then have an impartial judge decide the winner (likely via Zoom!).
  • Carve or decorate pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends.
  • Decorate your home.
  • Set up a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for in the neighborhood, while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance.
  • Hold a virtual Halloween costume contest.
  • Organize a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Arrange a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home, rather than going house to house.
  • Bake, cook, or brew up homemade Halloween treats. Think roasted pumpkin seeds, hot apple cider, or pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips.

Halloween will probably look a little different this year—but that doesn’t mean you have to expect less fun!

For more than 25 years, Beall Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., has been helping corporations and individuals protect their most important assets. The agency’s client base covers a spectrum of niche businesses, such as craft breweries, that require specialized insurance packages and knowledge. With California offices in Redlands and Newport Beach, Beall Financial and Insurance Services serves clients nationwide.