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Ideas for a Festive & Safe Halloween

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The show must go on!

It goes without saying that 2020 has not gone how we’ve planned it or wanted it to go. Never-the-less, we continue to do our best and persevere. At TACOMA EYE at Westgate, We have remained open with some changes designed to keep ourselves and our patients healthy. These include requiring facemarks and screening questions, limiting the number of patients in our office and employing DIGITAL RETINAL IMAGING for a reduced fee ($30 instead of $40) for patients. As March turned into summer and now summer leads into fall, here are a few ideas for keeping Halloween safe & fun for your family.

Halloween ideas:

First, What do we call it?: Covidween? Halloween?
Second what do we do?: In Tacoma- The annual Proctor Treats has been cancelled and many households are NOT planning on giving out candy for good reason. So what can we do to keep things festive, safe and fun?
“Boo” your neighbors: Maybe you have a family you have remained close with or a neighbor may look forward to Halloween but this year makes it hard for them. Why not create a care basket with festive treats to leave at their doorstep?
We can always eat!: A Halloween, Harvest or Oktoberfest themed dinner will keep things lively.
Games: Bobbing for apples, Pin the tail on the donkey (pin the broom on the witch?) Can all be fun ways to pass the time.
Costume competition: This year everyone in the family dresses up, no exceptions! You can even put a theme to it – Why not have Dad dress up like Mom or have the Kids try to dress up like their parents? See who can make the best homemade costume? Anything and everything works here!
Crafts: Age appropriate crafts instead of camping out on the couch in front of the TV can provide memorable Halloween Memories. Here are some ideas from Good Housekeeping
Remember: COVID is NOT going to last forever- We will all get through this and small sacrifices we make now will help us move on to bigger and better things. Happy Halloween!