Halloween is most likely going to look different this year. You may decide to not participate in Halloween festivities or trick-or-treating, or, you may go out and celebrate. Whatever you decide to do, please be safe and respectful of others. Here are a few things to think about when planning your Saturday evening to celebrate Halloween:
- Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Others will be able to see you more easily. Even adding reflective tape to your candy bag will help show others where you are!
- Don’t offer up a communal candy bowl – too many fingers in the bowl, it’s 2020 remember? Instead, offer up a table with the candy spread out. That way kids can still choose what they want but they won’t touch it all.
- Sit outside and let the kids come to your candy table. Maintaining a safe distance is important. Preventing germs from spreading on the doorbell or door is ideal. Besides, the weather is perfect at night in Arizona on Halloween!
- Mask up! It will be easy to wear a mask this year and you can find just about any theme to match your costume.
- Stay close to home. You can always buy the kids extra candy to be sure they got enough.
- When in Doubt, Wait it Out. Using individually wrapped Halloween candy helps keep the chances of spreading the coronavirus fairly low. But if you really want to be on the safe side, let your kids’ trick-or-treat candy sit for 48–72 hours. Keep a small stash of other Halloween candy on hand to offer them that evening instead.
- Do what is best for your family. If you choose to stay home then perhaps you can decorate the inside of your house a bit more this year. Order pizza, buy candy at Bashas’, and curl up with your favorite Halloween themed movie! Be safe.