RV camping with kids is always an adventure! However, they might have some questions on holiday celebrations come late October. Here are some ways to practice Halloween safety for a spooky good time with your kids!
Halloween will Happen, Just a Little Differently
When people say “Halloween is cancelled,” they do not necessarily mean there will be no holiday celebrations. This phrase mostly refers to high-contact activities like normal trick-or-treating, costume parties, and indoor haunted houses. It is essential you use your best judgement and practice Halloween safety this October, in order to keep yourself and those around you safe.
RV camping already changes the way people celebrate holidays, so this year will not be too different! While there might not be as many local events to attend, there are still plenty of ways to get into the spooky spirit.
Ditch the Bucket of Candy
Unfortunately, many resources recommend skipping door-to-door (or camper-to-camper) trick-or-treating. Trunk-or-treating is also not recommended. However, there are still ways to get the kids their candy! The CDC considered pre-made goodie bags to be a safer alternative, so long as you remember to wash your hands with soap and hot water before and after making them. Place the goodie bags at the end of your driveway to maintain social distance, but still see the fun costumes! If you are RV camping during this holiday, place the bags toward the front of your site.
Avoid these Risky Activities
The CDC provides guidelines on the least and most risky activities for holidays, including information on Halloween safety. Once again, classic trick-or treating is not recommend. In addition, avoid crowded parties, especially if they are indoors, along with indoor haunted houses.
Those who are RV camping in late October should pay close attention to where they travel. If you know you are driving through areas with a higher rate of COVID-19, try to stay inside your motorhome. The CDC does not recommend traveling from more affected areas to less affected spots, so you might have to forego rural activities this year.
Try These Low-Risk Activities while RV Camping
Halloween safety does not mean missing out on fun activities! These activities are low-risk:
- Decorate your camper! RV camping during the holidays is an opportunity to show off your styling skills in a small space!
- Carve a pumpkin! If pumpkin guts gross you out, try painting instead!
- Spooky (or not-so-spooky) movie nights are a great way to get in the spirit of things while practicing Halloween safety
- Scavenger hunts keep the kids busy without getting to close to others.
- Let the kids decorate masks to wear with their costume.
Along with these fun things to do, there are other moderate-risk activities that, when performed safely, are tons of fun!
If you plan on attending any parties or events, ensure they are outdoors, have only a small number of other participants, and make sure you wear a mask. If pumpkin patches and apple orchards are a must for your family, remember to keep your distance and use hand sanitizer until you can wash your hands!
When in Doubt, go Virtual
To practice Halloween safety while still enjoying the company of others, go virtual! Use Facetime, Zoom, and other video-chat formats to keep your friends close while maintaining social distance. Have a virtual costume contest, watch scary movies at the same time in your own space, and even carve pumpkins at the same time.
While nothing will be normal this year, you can still have a great time! If you are RV camping around this time, make sure your site has internet!
Practice Halloween Safety with Riverview RV
RV camping is a fun activity for any time of year! For fall trips, remember to practice Halloween safety. Wear a mask, keep your distance, but do not forget to have a good time! For a fun and safe campground, check out Riverview RV! Our campground is just outside of Tulsa, in Sand Springs, Ok, right on the Arkansas River! We offer affordable rates and include comforting amenities for the enjoyment of all our visitors! To learn more about our campground or book a site, call us at (918) 245-8588 or visit is online!