The recent pandemic might put a damper on your Halloween festivities this year, but there are still fun ways to celebrate the season. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Halloween with your pet, you’re in luck. Today we’ll talk about how you can celebrate a socially distant Halloween with all of your family.
How To Celebrate Halloween Festivities With Your Pet
Everyone is looking for ways to enjoy some time with friends and family. Since the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have tried finding creative ways to spend time with each other. Halloween is no exception.
People want to get out and enjoy the way life used to be, and we still can. We just need to take some extra precautions. Below you’ll find a few ideas for how you and your pet can get out or spend some quality time with others.
Try a Virtual Escape Room
Escape rooms have become very popular in the last few years. These games are a fun, spooky way to celebrate the season. Unfortunately, it’s probably not very safe to meet with a group of friends to try an escape room.
A great alternative would be to try an escape room over video chat. Most video conferencing software allows for screen sharing. This means you can easily find an escape room to play through your browser. You’ll be able to share the game with friends while you all work together to escape. There are even pet themed games so you can still feel good with having your pet right next to you while you play.
Get Dressed Up
While some places have discouraged trick or treating, that doesn’t mean you can’t show off your costume. While you might not be going around the block with a group of friends, you can still dress up for your walks. A good costume can make anyone’s day a little better. The same goes for your dog.
There are many funny and cute halloween costume ideas for pets. Dress Fido up as your favorite sports team or your favorite horror movie character. You can even find a costume of your favorite food. Though, your dachshund might not like the hot dog costume.
Decorate Your Home
One of the best ways to celebrate the season is to make some changes in the home. Next time you’re out at the store, pick up some decorations to dress up your home inside and out.
Skeletons are sure to be a dog’s favorite decoration, just make sure they don’t bury it. Also keep in mind that fog machines or sound machines can be a nuisance for some dogs. Likewise, those fake spiderwebs that are popular decorations can be a hazard to cats who might want to play with them.
Start Mixing up Some Treats
If decorating didn’t get you into the Halloween mood, you can try whipping up some halloween treats with your pet. You can choose a few Halloween inspired recipes to try out and even bake something your pet can enjoy.
Pumpkin is the flavor of the season obviously, so here are a few ideas to try:
- Pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls
- Pumpkin cream cheese muffins
- Pumpkin bread pudding
You can even bake a treat for your pet. All natural pumpkins are actually great for your dog’s digestion. Just make sure you don’t add any spices as these can upset your dog’s tummy. A little bit of peanut butter can be a welcome addition to any baked goods for your pet too.
Try a Pumpkin Patch
If you’re looking to get outdoors with your pet, a pumpkin patch can be a great choice. You’ll be able to socially distance yourself while enjoying the season’s festivities. Just be sure to call ahead to check if pets are allowed. Pumpkin patches are a great place to bring your pet, but not every place allows animals. So for the safety and comfort of everyone, call ahead.
Hit the Outdoors
Even if you don’t plan to do much trick or treating on Halloween, be sure to hit the outdoors with your pet. This year’s Halloween is going to be a full moon. Actually it will be the first Halloween with a full moon since 1944. It will be a great time to get out and enjoy the view. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even find a pet friendly campground to spend the night together.
Whatever you choose to do, spending time with your pet this Halloween is a perfect way to get into the season and change up your routine.