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Halloween During Covid 19

The one day of the year when we all would normally wear a mask will is here. This Halloween will be very different, much like the rest of this year. But you don’t have to let the pandemic spoil your Halloween fun. With a few precautions, you and your family can still have an entertaining Halloween.

Some towns and cities have already banned trick-or-treating, so before you start, check your municipality’s web site to see if it’s approved. Once you get the green light, you’ll have to rethink how you will hand out the treats this year. Most experts recommend we don’t do the traditional open-door trick-or-treating. They even discourage leaving a bowl of treats on the porch. The point is to prevent large groups of kids forming crowds at your doorstep.

One alternative is to put a folding table on your front yard. Ask each child to come forward, one at a time, and slide the treat across the table with a broom handle. You could even dress up as a witch to complete the look. Another alternative is to put your treats in individual bags and arrange the bags in rows on the front yard or porch. Again, ask your guests to come forward, one at a time, and take one bag each.

Want to get really creative this year? Make a chute out of PVC pipe. Set it up on your porch at an angle. Drop the treats from the top of chute to the waiting child at the bottom. Other contraptions some people are trying include candy catapults and cable and pulley mechanisms for delivering treats from the porch to the sidewalk.

However you choose to celebrate Halloween this year, please keep it safe. Also, get your little ones into their soft organic cotton pajamas early. We turn the clocks back one hour on Halloween night.

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