Halloween will certainly look different this year, meaning we need to think creatively about how to celebrate while ensuring the safety of ourselves and those around us. Wondering what families within the Flipp community are planning for Halloween? We were too, which is why we reached out to our user base through our Flipp Appinions panel to find out. Here’s what they had to say.
The Halloween Spirit is Alive
Based on our online survey, the majority of respondents enjoy celebrating Halloween, with 64% having positive feelings about the holiday.
Based on our survey results, participation in Halloween activities last year was high with 76% of people saying they participated in the celebrations. This year, 50% of respondents plan to keep the Halloween spirit alive in one way or another, with 21% still on the fence about what to do.
For those who said they weren’t celebrating Halloween 2020, their main reasons were either: they don’t normally celebrate the holiday (global pandemic or not), or they are concerned about COVID-19.
Ways to Celebrate
We asked those who said they plan to participate in Halloween this year how they plan to participate. Given the current climate, it’s no surprise that 33% of respondents are planning to celebrate with at-home activities including games, movies, crafts, etc.
Halloween Activities This Year Given COVID
(Among those that plan to celebrate)
No matter how people plan to celebrate this year, most still plan to purchase candy, chocolate or treats. After all, that is arguably the best part of Halloween. Large portions of our respondents also plan to purchase pumpkins, decorations and costumes for either themselves or their children/pets.
Out of those who are still planning to hand out candy or go trick or treating, safety measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask, and using hand sanitizer are top of mind.
While many families are playing it by ear to see how the next few weeks go, 73% of our respondents are very, or somewhat, concerned about participating in Halloween celebrations while cases of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world. In fact, 37% of respondents said they would cancel most, if not all their plans if things worsen. While 39% would adjust their plans to be more cautious.
Changes to Halloween if COVID-19 Gets Worse
However, if the government recommends staying at home, 53% of respondents said they would celebrate the holiday at home.
Changes to Halloween if Government Recommends Staying Home
New Ways to Celebrate
Our Flipp users have already started brainstorming creative ideas on how to celebrate or create new traditions with friends and family, if they choose to steer away from the traditional Halloween activities.
Here’s what some of our Flipp users are planning:
At Home Activities:
“For my children's safety I planned weeks ago a fun day and night of activities for just us so we don't have to go out and be a risk to others or ourselves. Hopefully it is just this year or maybe they will love it and we will have a new tradition.”
Trick or Treat From Room to Room:
“Trick or Treat (bedroom) door to door with a family member behind each door for kids to have the experience!”
Candy Hunt and Candy Chute:
“We are organizing a haunted Halloween hunt. Hiding our kids favorite candy all over the house, shutting off the lights and giving them flashlights to go find them! Also setting up a candy chute for our front yard to send down individually packaged treats for those who do go out.”
If you’re looking for even more ideas, you can also check out our recent blog post, Tips to Stay Safe This Halloween, for more recommendations and ideas on how to stay safe and continue the celebrations.
Whatever you choose to do on Halloween night, we hope you stay safe, make the most of it, and eat lots and lots of candy and chocolate! Make sure to browse for deals on all of your Halloween necessities on the Flipp app.
Don’t forget to tag us in your Halloween photos on our social channels. We would love to see your costumes and decorations.