4 Trick-or-Treating Alternatives to Try This Halloween


We can all agree that this Halloween will be unlike any other and even though our plans may need to be modified (click here for the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Halloween requirements), families can enjoy this fun holiday.  According to Chicago Parent magazine, here are a few alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating that will keep us all safe.

Organize a Halloween car parade
Families can get creative with their kids and deck their cars out for Halloween.  Consider having a contest for the “best dressed” car.

Set up a trick or treat driveway table
Instead of having kids grab candy from a communal bowl, work with your neighbors to create driveway tables to pass out individually-wrapped candy. This keeps contact to a minimum while still letting kids go from house to house.

Hang candy bags from trees
Dangle little baggies of treats from the trees or a fence. Just like kids would jump up to pick apples, they can grab treat bags.

BOO your neighbors
Halloween boo is a basket or treat left anonymously by a neighbor. Once you’ve been boo’d, you hang a ghost picture on your front door. Then, you pay it forward to boo someone else.

Click here for more great ideas from Chicago Parent magazine.

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