Compared to this time last year, the country is in a better place with the pandemic, but we’re not out of the woods. “I wouldn’t recommend going to a fully indoor Halloween party where kids are packed in,” says Dr. Desai. “But I think most people are pretty conscious of what’s still happening, and it’s probably easy to find a happy medium where you can get together and do fun things, but also be a little bit more cautious.”
Dr. Desai recommends talking to your kids about Halloween plans and safety precautions to set their expectations.
“Get them involved in the decision-making,” she says. “Say, ‘We may not be able to go to a big indoor costume party, but would you prefer to invite a few friends for a scavenger hunt?’ Let them choose, and they’ll be more invested in the whole day.”