Halloween is going to feel a little different this year. But that does not mean it can’t still be fun! The CDC has released guidelines for keeping everyone safe while trick or treating:
- Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
- Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
- Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
- Wash hands before handling treats.
- Wear a mask.
- Try to say 6 feet away from people who do not live with you.
- Bring hand sanitizer along while trick-or-treating and wash hands thoroughly when you get home and before eating treats.
If you don’t feel safe with trick-or treating, don’t despair! There are lots of other ways to have spooky fun on Halloween:
- Host a virtual costume party – Utilize one of the many popular video chat apps to meet up with friends and extended family for a costume party! Be creative with your costumes and make it even more fun by having a costume parade and/or dance party! Best Video Chat Apps 2020
- Get your “arts and crafts” on by carving and decorating pumpkins - There are endless ideas on the internet for creating pumpkins that range from cute, to scary, to artistic masterpieces! 100+ Pumpkin Decorating Ideas You Need to Try This Halloween
- Bake treats instead of getting candy – Your kids will likely be disappointed if they can’t trick-or-treat for candy, but you can cheer them up quickly by planning a day of baking Halloween treats! 80+ Homemade Treats That Will Make Halloween Spooktacular
- Create a Halloween candy scavenger hunt. Kids still want candy? No problem! Instead of taking them trick-or-treating, you can create a “boo-riffic” scavenger hunt. Your little ones will have a blast figuring out clues and finding candy! Free Printable Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt
- Find or plan a Halloween drive-thru event – There are locations in Montgomery hosting drive-thru Halloween and trick-or-treating events. Halloween Spooktacular Trick-or Treat at Garrett Coliseum, Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or Treat Event at Macaroni Kid. Or, you can plan your own! Once your kids have their treats, you can drive through neighborhoods to see all the spine-chilling decorations!
However you choose to celebrate Halloween this year, please follow the guidelines from Alabama Public Health to keep you and your family as safe as possible.
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