This year Halloween is going to look a little different for many families due to safety restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Trying to find fun things for the kids to do and not break their spooky spirit doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are some Halloween alternatives to traditional Trick-or-Treating for you to explore.
At home Halloween Alternative Party:
Not in the mood to go out and face the crowds? How about spending the day making yummy treats with the kids, dress up in costumes, have a monster mash dance party and wind down the evening with some family friendly Halloween themed movies.
Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt:
Similar to an Easter Egg hunt, candy can be hidden around the house, yard or your neighborhood for a Halloween alternative. For even more fun, create clues to help the kids search for the candy or create a treasure map. Be sure to package the candy in festive treat bags.
Pumpkin Carving Block Party:
Set up tables in your driveway or cul-de-sac in a socially distant manner. Have each participant design their pumpkin according to a theme. Tables can also have some candy grab bags for the kids to enjoy as they walk around looking at all of the awesome pumpkins. If you can get your whole neighborhood involved, each street could have a theme and families could go around looking at all the different pumpkins. Carving ideas here
Ghost Story Lane:
Who doesn’t love a good ghost story! Get your neighbors together to host a spooky storytime in each driveway. To make it even more special, adults can dress up in costumes or create a halloween themed area for the kids to listen to the story. Go beyond and hand out goodie bags to the kids who come and listen.
Halloween Pet Parade:
Get your neighborhood together to participate. Dress up the family pet in their most spooky attire and take them for a walk throughout your neighborhood. Be sure to set up a time and location to begin the parade.
What better way to enjoy all Hallows eve than by lighting a bonfire and roasting some hotdogs and marshmallows! Let the kids dress up in their costumes and tell spooky stores around the fire or do some Halloween sing-a-longs.
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