As the leaves begin to change colors and the air regains its crispiness, one thing becomes evident: Halloween is upon us. 2020 may have put an unexpected spin on how we celebrate holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your Halloween in a safe and socially-distant environment–and with some goodies from Eaze to make your spooky season that much sweeter!
Don your finest costume, stock up on Halloween currency (a.k.a. candy), and get ready to boogie. Here are some tricks and treats to help your Halloween 2020 be the best one yet, even if it means not leaving your house at all:
1. Classic Spooky Movie Binge + Candy
Whether you’re immunocompromised, an essential worker, or just prefer to stay home and remain cautious, a movie binge is an evergreen activity that is COVID-proof and always fun. Order a pizza and pop on a series of classic Halloween films–Eaze’s top picks for must-sees include Casper the Friendly Ghost, Nightmare on Elm Street, and, of course, Hocus Pocus. Pair these seasonal favorites with Emerald Sky’s peanut butter cups, made especially for spooky season to simultaneously satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a festive buzz.
2. Drive-Thru Frights + Pomegranate Gummies
Halloween is normally a time for haunted hayrides, festivals, and fright nights galore, but COVID-19 has forced us to adjust. This year, there are still plenty of opportunities to be frightened–from your car! The Bay Area’s haunted theme park, Pirates of Emerson, is offering a drive-thru event. If you’re in the LA area, the infamous Knott’s Scary Farm will also be drive-thru only, and San Diego’s Drive-Thru Scream Zone is certain to spook you. Pack your car with blankets, snacks, and PLUS’s pomegranate gummies to accentuate your scary time.
3. Drive-In Theater + Pineapple Habanero
Like the idea of a horror movie night but don’t like the idea of staying in? The drive-in is the perfect spot for a safe and socially-distant film binge. Hollywood’s Legion Theater will be showing action and horror films all month, and San Francisco’s Pier 70 will be hosting Dinner and a Drive-In on theme for spooky season. If you’re in San Diego, hit up the South Bay Drive-In for your horror film needs, and make sure to pair your trip with Kiva’s pineapple habanero gummies–perfect for a little kick with a whole lot of heat.
4. Sweet Treat Dine-In + Blood Orange
If you’re planning on celebrating Halloween from home, you’re going to need some serious snacks. Luckily, these hot spots have Halloween-themed goodies that you can order from your phone with no issue. San Franciscans can enjoy Sweet Dreams Bakery’s spooky confections, while Angelenos and San Diegans can order Krispy Kreme’s Halloween dozen for a sugar rush. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with a Blood Orange Cann’s–just make sure to keep your distance from any vampires.
5. Nightstream + Forbidden Fruit
If you usually venture out to a horror film festival in October but don’t feel comfortable doing so this year, Nightstream has your back. This online horror film festival will combine efforts from festivals all over the country: the Boston Underground Film Festival (MA), Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (NY), North Bend Film Festival (WA), the Overlook Film Festival (LA), and Popcorn Frights Film Festival (FL). You can purchase a badge via their website, which includes detailed instructions on how and when to access each film. Pair your horror binge with Heavy Hitters’ Forbidden Fruit, ideal for alleviating the stress being scared over and over again may cause.
6. Pumpkin Carving + Sour Diesel
Nothing screams spooky season more than pumpkin carving, a winning Halloween activity that the whole family can enjoy together–or just you and your closest friends! Pick out the finest pumpkins, grab your carving knives, and get ready to have some fun. To maximize your good time, enjoy Bloom Farms’ Sour Diesel cartridge, perfect for an afternoon or evening pick-me-up when you need it most.
7. Costume Contest + Budzilla
Sometimes, the simple pleasure of a fashion show with your closest friends is all you need to have a fabulous night, and what makes it even better? A seasonal theme! While most costume contests take place at big Halloween parties or festivals, there’s no reason you can’t round up your own judges and put on a production at home. Pair your boost of fashion-meets-frightening innovation with Lakegrade’s Budzilla, a dank hybrid that gives you an energizing burst of creativity and focus–perfect for the runway.
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