What was your best experience this Halloween

Halloween ideas for 2020: How to celebrate despite Corona!

1. Party at home

You don't want to miss out on paying homage to the witches, ghosts and half-dead on October 31st? Then invite some friends over and throw your own party! Although there are currently no exact guidelines for private parties, we recommend that you hold small get-togethers within your own four walls, wash your hands thoroughly and implement hygiene measures as best you can.

Games like Beer Pong are currently rather unsuitable, but how about trying something new and laying out tarot cards for everyone according to the topic? By far, of course ☺

2. Virtual costume party

Due to the current situation, many of your friends are not at the same place of study as you or are perhaps even in quarantine? But you really want to celebrate Halloween together, because Corona has thwarted your plans far too often in the last few months? No problem! Crises are turning points and always offer an opportunity to strike out on new paths. So how about all of you dressing up at home and meeting in a virtual chat room? Everyone dresses up as scary as possible and the best outfit is then chosen!

Since 2020 was a truly bewitched year, it also offers some new ideas for scary costumes! Let your imagination run wild and instead of the annual ghost or the evil witch, simply disguise yourself as an empty toilet roll, virus or the last pack of pasta in the supermarket! A lot of people are scared.

3rd Outdoor Halloween Parade

You don't want to forego social contacts, ideally show your costume to the whole world but still keep your distance? No problem! How about a Halloween parade? Maybe your city even offers a move and if not, drum up your friends and fellow students and roam the night together! But be careful, at midnight the ghosts come to life! :)

Please also remember to keep your distance outdoors and if you take drinks with you on the way, grab a couple of cups so that you don't all have to drink from the same bottle and you can also pay attention to the recommended hygiene measures here! You can also choose a corona officer who has disposable masks and disinfectants ready!

4. Escape Room

You don't just want to be part of the next horror story, you want to be right in the middle of it? Then an Escape Room is just the right adventure for you!

The Escape Room trend is already very established in Austria. Whether Vienna, Graz or Villach - in many cities there are already escape games that combine exciting challenges and exciting group games. Halloween Special Editions guarantee goosebumps and a scary factor! The only question that remains: do you dare?

5. Visit to the cinema

Many cinemas have a special Halloween program on October 31st. Grab your best friends, buy a pack of rubber worms and watch a scary classic!

Most cinemas in Austria already implement strong security and hygiene measures so that you can concentrate fully on the evening and not on Corona! It'll definitely get scary with cult Halloween films like the "Rocky Horror Picture Show".

6. Movies for Halloween

Whether IT scares you; the conjuring won't let you sleep or you want to deal with get out - with a real life horror problem that is racism; October 31st offers the ideal opportunity to persuade your roommates to go to a movie night! Maybe you even have a projector available and can create your own cinema feeling!

Another possibility to organize a gruesome movie night with friends is Netflix - Party! You are together in a virtual cinema and can be at a distance, but still shudder together!

7. Carve the pumpkin

Do you prefer it cozy? Then this year decorate a pumpkin with a terribly beautiful face! Also works well as a party preparation or as a fun activity with your roommates - this decoration idea will definitely lead to great results! In addition, the pumpkin carving is also super sustainable and much more creative than hanging up plastic garlands, for example! After carving, simply place a candle or an electric tea light in the pumpkin and the Halloween decoration is complete!

Bonus tip: buy a real pumpkin instead of an ornamental pumpkin, roast the seeds or make pumpkin soup!

8. Haunted Museum

2020 is a year like no other, so why not try something completely new on Halloween too? Find out if there are museums in your city that will make you shiver! Torture museums, old catacombs or crypts are usually not part of the typical Halloween plan but offer a cool alternative this year!

9. Halloween snacks

No matter whether you are celebrating a party on Halloween, spending your evening watching horror films or simply presenting your costume on the streets of your city, the night of horror naturally also includes the perfect snacks! We took inspiration from Sally's world for Halloween finger food with a disgusting factor. There are mummies, filled eggs and this time the eye not only eats, but is an integral part of the buffet! Literally.

10. Scary drinks

What shouldn't be missing on a successful student Halloween party? Exactly, the drinks! In order to not only dine in the Halloween spirit, we also have some cool ideas for scary drinks for you!

The classic Halloween cocktail is the Bloody Mary. But if vodka, tomato juice and Tabasco do not meet your expectations of a good cocktail, this year you can simply try Halloween cocktail recipes such as a Black Magic Martini or the Potion de Muerto!

Bonus tip: the decoration counts! Beautify your favorite cocktails with rubber spiders (from the next € 1 shop), or matching rubber snacks such as sour worms, rubber snakes or maybe even eyeballs! If your budget allows it, you can also serve the drinks in unusual glasses such as test tubes or disposable syringes from the pharmacy!

For the alcohol-free version, we recommend blood orange juice or various syrups such as woodruff or grenadine!