My favorite holiday is Halloween, and my favorite month is October, so needless to say, I’ve been in a very good mood lately. One of the reasons I’m very happy is because trick or treating will actually get to happen this year! Even though I’m a little too old to go trick or treating (is there really an age limit?!?), I can definitely hand out candy this year, which is just as fun, in my opinion.
Even though trick or treating is happening, we still need to take a few precautions in order to keep it safe for everyone. I’ve compiled a list of safe, social distancing approved trick or treating options that I think will make us feel happy and ready to go out on Halloween night with all the ghouls and goblins.
- “To-go” candy bags-Grab a few packages of Halloween treat bags from the dollar store and put a few pieces of fun-size candy in them (wrapped, of course). Put the bags out on a table and let the trick or treaters grab a bag. You can stay six feet apart from one another but still give out candy in a safe and fun way.
- “Trunk or Treat”-Instead of having candy in a bowl that you reach into, put the candy in the trunk of your car! Sit or stand next to the car and have trick or treaters grab a piece of wrapped candy in your trunk. It’s zero contact between you and the trick or treaters and it’s something unique that people will remember.
- Wear a fun mask-This one is pretty obvious, and it may be required in some areas, but wearing a mask while handing out candy may make all the difference between you feeling uncomfortable and excited to pass out candy. You can really have fun with it and wear a full face mask of something scary or funny.
- “Drive-Thru Trick or Treat”-If your home allows, open up one of the windows in your home and do a “drive thru trick or treat” where you pass out candy through the window, like your typical fast food restaurant. The window allows a barrier between you and the trick or treaters, plus you get to stay inside on a chilly Halloween night.
- “Halloween Candy Slide”-I saved the best for last! This is my favorite idea for trick or treating this year, and I like it so much, I may just make it a yearly tradition (Covid or not). All you need is a few pieces of pvc pipe, a little patience, and some imagination. I’ve included a tutorial I found on Youtube that I’m going to follow this year. This is such a fun idea, and something that everyone will enjoy. You can completely customize it to fit your style! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il6eAKfSSoE
So hopefully one of these ideas will help you out this spooky season, and kids and adults can all have a safe, fun, and magical Halloween in 2020!