Let’s start off by stating the obvious: we don’t know what will be happening during Halloween, but CDC has made their recommendation. So we want to prepare for an alternative celebration.
The trick to this treat? Let’s reframe seasonal Halloween rituals, while celebrating with loved ones in a safe, socially-distant way.
These fun recommendations are sure to be a spooktacular hit!
Trick-or-Treat Goodie Bags
Assemble a variety of candy-filled bags to share with friends, neighbors and even essential workers like the mailman, food delivery drivers and our Amazon angel from UPS. These “handy” bags can easily be left on your front porch for a quick grab-and-go happy.
Boo(ze) a Neighbor
Share the scare with a neighbor! Start a “You’ve Been Boo-ed” or “You’ve Been Boo-zed” in your neighborhood. We’ve created FREE printables for you!
Fill a Halloween themed piñata and let the kids get showered with candy and treats.
The Great Mini Pumpkin Hunt
Think Easter Egg Hunt but with mini pumpkins. Scatter them throughout your yard for a fun pumpkin hunt! Once they are all found, paint and decorate them.
Candy Hide and Seek
Hide candy throughout the house. Play spooky music, turn off the lights and hand your kids a flashlight! They will have a blast finding candy in the dark!
What’s better then cheese and candy? Halloween-themed cheese and candy on a board! Order yours from Party Girls.
Halloween Charcuterie. Photo courtesy of Party Girls
How can trick-or-treating go virtual? The makers of Mars Wrigley have found a way by creating a virtual trick-or-treating app!
Get Your Yard Boo-ed
Send your friends or family a “boo” from you!
Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport will place 25-30 cute little ghosts in the yard of your choice (in Gulfport, Long Beach, or Pass Christian).
This isn’t just a treat to those you “boo.” Proceeds will help provide critical resources to children in our community like meals, healthcare, winter coats, shoes & clothing!
Click here for more information and to order.