Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating
COVID-19 strikes again. The victim? Trick-or-Treating. While many families are contemplating what to do this season with the kiddos, there are some alternatives out there that are actually kind of fun and you might just add them to your routine.
1 You’ve Been Boo’d
Here is a take on a classic. You’ve Been Boo’d is a fun way to surprise neighbors and families while practicing a safe, 6ft. distance. What is it you ask? It involves secretly gifting Halloween treats and goodies to a couple of neighbors or people in your local community.
What do you need? Start by grabbing a small bin – clear, decorative, or woven, be creative! You can decorate the outside of your bin or just leave it blank. Then fill the bag with goodies. Candy, small treats, go to the dollar store (or online), and just get anything that would be fun for whomever you are booing. Arrange everything together and print out the below “You’ve Been Boo'd” label. Place it on their front porch and off you go! This idea is super easy and simple, but it will bring delight to anybody that has been boo’d!
2 Backyard Scavenger Hunt
If you have small children and are not comfortable going trick or treating this year, create it in your backyard! That way your kids can enjoy going around getting different candies but stay safe while doing it.
What do you need? Get several different kinds of candy, games, or small items. Again, dollar store or online is the way to go for a good bargain! While you are buying bins for being boo’d you can get some extras in bamboo and set them up around our house/backyard, too!
3 Video Costume Contest
Most of us are working from home this year. At our company, Halloween costume contests were taken v seriously. People spent weeks working on elaborate costumes and themes. This year, things are different. Now, we are doing a virtual costume contest. Make an online video chat group with your friends and family, dress up, and have a fun night in. Need to spice it up? Check out our Witch's Cauldron Brew that will be make any goblin happy!
Witch's Cauldron Brew
4 Goodie Bags
Making custom goodie bags for your friends, family and co-workers might be just the treat we need right now. Gather all the stuff you are going to put in the goodie bags, you guessed it! Online or from the dollar store – I mean, who needs to get elaborate things? Place them into bags on bamboo trays, customize them with their names on it, and hand them out or drop them off to family and friends.
5 DIY Spooky Donuts
This is a great way to get your kids involved and having fun before the sugar intake! Grab some donuts and follow along this video to make your own scary sugary treats! When done, pass out and show off your creations in the stylish acrylic serving trays.
6 Practicing Safe Trick-or-Treating
Is your neighborhood still planning on doing trick-or-treating? That’s ok, we have you covered there, too! Try to incorporate a mask with your child’s costume, stay 6ft. away from other families and only grab one treat at each house. Try not to have your kids rummage through all the candy. Yes, easier said than done. Keep a travel string bag with you with extra sanitizer, masks, wipes, tissues, gloves, or anything else your child might need to keep safe. Also, make sure to follow all the CDC guidelines.
Whether you are staying home or going out, try to make the best of Halloween and have some extra special fun with your family this year. We all deserve it!
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Laura Sirk is a Marketing Manager at mDesign
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