One thing is for sure Halloween will not be cancelled due to Coronavirus, however, trick or treating may look a little different. My area is a magnet for local trick and treaters so many people go above and beyond and it brings so much joy to everyone so here are some tips for Socially Distanced Trick and Treating for Halloween.
Tips for Socially Distanced Trick or Treating for Halloween
We are not going to stop people trick or treating this year but have created some No trick or treating here posters for people to use. It really is up to people to make a risk assessment and make that decision themselves, but we can work really hard to ensure everything is safe and social distancing is kept.
Tips for Safer Trick or Treating:
If you do go trick or treating – or plan to give out sweets to children knocking on your door – here are some tips to minimise the risks.
- Leave sweets in a bowl on the doorstep or in your garden, so you don’t have to answer the door.
- Only leave wrapped sweets.
- If you do answer your door, try to keep 2 metres away and wear a face mask. I love the idea of offering sweets held out in a fishing net
- Remind your child not to touch their face/eyes
- Carry hand sanitiser with you
- No trick or treating in large groups
- Talk to your child before you set off about quickly choosing one sweet from the bowl, not digging around to find their favourite or even get them to wear gloves.
- Wear masks.
- Don’t share costumes or masks
We are not party poopers and so understand the need for things to look forward to and celebrate this year more than ever, so we bring you some fabulous, freaky and fun
Haunted Gingerbread House
This Haunted Gingerbread House is a great fun indoor activity perfect for this Halloween. If you don;t fancy baking your own you can pick them up in most stores and there is loads of Halloween candy about to decorate right now.
Halloween Window Letter Hunt
I love this idea from my friend Maggy at Red Ted Art. A fab way to get your community all involved and to keep the children occupied. Read more and download your free printables.
Boo Your Neighbors for Halloween
This year is the perfect year for this experience to come from our US friends. I love the idea of “Booing” your friends and neighbours. What is Booing? It is where you spread anonymous cheer by dropping a Halloween goodie bag or pumpkin on the doorsteps of friends and loved ones as a contact-free way to celebrate. This usually works by sneaking to your boo-ing subjects home after dark, ringing the doorbell, leaving the treats on their doorstep and running!
If there ever was the perfect time to introduce a new tradition then it is now and I am all for it and our mummy bowl would be perfect to use when Booing.
Create Halloween Surprise Balls
How perfect are these Halloween Surprise Balls by Oh Happy Day, super cute and perfect for gifting rather than a bowl full of treats?