More Pumpkin Please! A Very 2020 Happy Halloween
5 Ways for a Safe & Special 2020 Halloween
This year Halloween may look very different, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advising that many traditional Halloween activities, like trick or treating, can be high-risk for spreading viruses. No worries! Metro Diner has your safe and fun Happy Halloween covered!
Here are five fun ways from Metro Diner to make everyone’s Halloween 2020 extra safe and extra special, all day-long:
Wake Up and Smell the Pumpkin:
A recent survey by a popular spices and herbs brand found that during autumn that 66% of Americans say they have one to three pumpkin spice products per week and even enjoy more pumpkin spice offerings than chocolate in the fall. America’s pumpkin fans will wake up to more to love at Metro Diner in October, enjoying a Pumpkin Style icing drizzled on diner favorites like love-at-first-bite French Toast, Waffles and Pancakes paired with pumpkin flavored coffee. Yum!
Wear Your Costume Anyway, Anywhere:
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 67% of Americans buy Halloween costumes each year. Top on kids’ lists are princesses and superheroes. For adults it’s witches, vampires, pirates and zombies. Even pets get in on the fun!
No trick or treating and parties this year? No problem? Putting on a costume for Halloween will put a smile on your face all day long and Metro Diner welcomes guests to wear their costumes to breakfast, lunch and dinner for a festive feast.
Masks are In!
Did someone say masks? People traditionally wear masks as part of their Halloween costumes because it was believed that if ghosts came back to the earthly world, they would mistake masked living beings for fellow spirits.
(Quick Tip: You shouldn’t wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask).
Since costume masks should not be used in place of cloth masks, there’s lots of fun to be had by turning cloth masks into costumes. Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with plain cloth masks by decorating them yourself. Grab some fabric markers and make your own scare-the-ghosts-away face!
Carve or Paint? The Great Pumpkin Debate
Ever wonder when carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns became a popular Halloween tradition? It turns out that this favorite pastime originated hundreds of years ago in Ireland where turnips and potatoes were utilized but carving a big orange pumpkin for Halloween is an All-American tradition.
Wrap up the Fun
After a day of dress-up and decorating, the best way to end the day is with…more pumpkin of course! Metro Diner is the perfect place for a Halloween meal with down-home comfort food favorites. This month, our warm homemade Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding drizzled with pumpkin-cream cheese icing is on the menu for a dessert that’s perfect for pleasing every princess, superhero and scary monster.
Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween!
Your friends at Metro Diner