No-Touch Trick-or-Treating

No-Touch Trick-or-Treating

Jana Einaudi9/29/20

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We all know this year’s Halloween is going to be different than any other year.  That doesn’t mean that those classic Halloween traditions can’t be slightly altered to be safe, fun and memorable.  You can still get dressed up and enjoy your friends and family while celebrating Halloween which happens to fall on a full-moon Saturday night!

Since trick-or-treating is the heart of Halloween, everyone wants to keep it safe.  The key is to limit contact between costumed kids and the people handing out candy.

Here are some ideas:

  • Get your neighbors involved! Urge them to participate by setting up a table at the end of their driveway or sidewalk; decorate the tables and place prepared individual treat bags spaced apart so little trick-or-treaters can easily take one.
  • Gather friends and create your own “trunk-or-treat” in a parking lot.  With trunks open and candy inside you can safely spread out kids and candy.  Kids can grab their pile of candy as they pass by each trunk, and families can watch from the cars or at a distance.
  • Create a restricted trick-or-treating space, such as a park or playground. Mark out a path through the space and put candy on tables throughout. Have the trick-or-treaters line up socially distanced (or in family groups separated by six feet).  Families can decorate tables or create a mini haunted house walkway to get to the candy.
  • Try Ghosting or reverse trick-or-treating.  Costumed kids go to their friends’ houses and drop off treats at the front door with little “You’ve been ghosted!” notes attached.  This can be done any time in the week leading up to Halloween, so there’s less chance of contact.  But make sure that the parents know, so the treats don’t get thrown away! 

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