Decorating is something a lot of people associate with special occasions, such as birthdays or Halloween. It can be fun to put out unique adornments for these events, particularly if you’re hosting a party. People also think about decorating when moving to a new home.
Your decor does more than fill a space. It can impact your mood, and redecorating is an effective way to give yourself a mental boost each season. Instead of adding holiday decor throughout the year, transforming your indoor and outdoor spaces can help you embrace the new season. Let’s explore some fun decor for each season!
Did you have a nice Thanksgiving this year? I sure did. The day was hosted by my friends Lauren and Gary, with a tight, vaccinated crowd of just their immediate families, plus me, so about a dozen people in all. Very intimate and relaxed. Not only was the food just insane — because Lauren and Gary, they can cook — but everyone is on the same page politically, so there are no arguments or lost appetites. It’s the little things that mean so much. I am very thankful for friends like them. Here’s a closer look at that spread:
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October is here already — wow! — and this pandemic is still a thing that we have to make allowances for in our daily lives. The safety of ourselves and our families is a consideration for any type of activity planning, and Halloween is fast approaching. We need to keep kids safe, but their social and emotional wellness can also be affected by being unable able to participate in festivities that create so much happiness and sense of connection.
How can we celebrate Halloween in the Covid life, you may ask? While door-to-do trick or treating may be off the table, we have a few suggestions for keeping the Halloween spirit alive. Parenting expert, guidance counselor, licensed educational psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst, Reena B. Patel (LEP, BCBA) has compiled a list of practical tips addressing fun and creative ways to accommodate a traditional Halloween during this pandemic. Let’s get to it!