On Saturday, October 10th, families gathered at Eden Center in Falls Church, VA to watch Ghostbusters during a special drive-in movie night event. Co-sponsored by Sanistaff, this fun-filled evening helped our community celebrate the Halloween season in a fun and safe environment.
Kids were excited to participate in a Halloween costume contest. We saw Ninja Turtles, Wizards, Superheroes, and plenty of Ghostbusters! Our own Sanistaff team dressed as “Germbusters” – our clean spin on the classic ghost-catching team.
While waiting for the movie to start, families roamed between socially-distanced trick-or-treating stations. Our Germbusters wore gloves and masks so that they could hand out treats without handing out germs as well! We also distributed a few bottles of hand sanitizer and some samples of the same non-toxic, organic cleaning solution that we use to disinfect homes and businesses.
Aside from candy, families could pick up a bag of free popcorn to munch while the movie played. There were also plenty of restaurants open for families to grab some dinner. It was wonderful to see so many people supporting our local small businesses!
This fun night reminded us that there are many fun ways to celebrate Halloween. We know the season won’t be the same this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be great! Here are a few ideas and tips to make this Halloween safe and special:
- Stay in for a movie night! Pick your favorite thriller or spooky classic and enjoy it with your family. You can even virtually invite your friends – some streaming services offer a “Teleparty” option which allows you to watch and chat in sync with others!
- Buy a bag of candy for your family to share. Take a quick survey of what everyone’s favorite treats are so that you can bring home the good stuff!
- If you hand out candy, wear gloves and a mask!
- Don’t leave a bowl of candy on the front porch for kids to take from – imagine all the germs that could spread if everyone in the neighborhood stuck their hands in that bowl!
From our family to yours, Happy Halloween!