It’s the big question on everyone’s lips – is Trick or Treating on this year? NSW Health says yes…. BUT they have a few caveats:
- Make it a front-yard event, not at the front door of your house. Keep your celebrations outdoors and get creative in decorating the front yard
- Only hand out / accept individually wrapped treats
- Don’t use communal lolly bowls. Consider other ways of distributing treats such as hanging them individually on your fence, front gate or up your driveway
- Use hand sanitiser
- Keep it local by staying in your suburb rather than going to well-known “treat streets” that attract crowds
- Don’t share your treats with others from different households
- Don’t share costumes or costume face masks
Here’s a cute video they made:
Having said all that, Trick or Treating is not the only way to celebrate Halloween! There are lots of other ways to get in the spirit at home.
What’s that, you ask? It’s when you create a treat bag of goodies for a friend or neighbour and leave it on their doorstep. That’s a pretty close second to trick or treating, we think!
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Parents, we got this in the bag. Think Easter egg hunt and replace eggs with lollies and chocolates. Too easy! Add in some notes and instructions on finding the next hidden treasure for some extra fun. Here’s a great Halloween Treasure Hunt by North Shore Mums.
Decorate Pumpkins or Pineapples!
If you cant get your hands on pumpkins, pineapples can be just as scary and even more delicious 😋
Dress up at home!
Get out the face paint, play the monster mash and get into the Halloween spirit, even just for 20 minutes!
Halloween Movie Marathon
Seeing as your all dressed up, you may as well go next level and watch a (semi) scary movie:
- Hotel Transilvania
- Hocus Pocus
- The Adams Family
- Super Monsters Save Halloween
- Room on the Broom
- The Addams Family