The Halloween tradition of sending your kids off to walk door to door to strangers’ homes and ask for treats has been around for as long as we can remember. Alternative activities to the trick-or-treating ritual however, have been introduced over recent years. Many families are preferring to change things up and incorporate the Halloween fun in a safer, more supervised setting. If you are looking to try something new this year give one of these 6 fun alternatives to trick-or-treating a go!
Attend a community event
Almost every town or city hosts a fun Halloween party each year filled with activities, contests and more! Attend a community event with your kids with the confidence of knowing that it’s been organized by a team of well-meaning volunteers.
Host a Halloween party
Bring the festivities to your house instead of going out! Send out invites to the youngsters in the neighbourhood, plan fun activities, decorate your home and prepare a bevy of sweet (or savoury) treats to satisfy every taste.
Go trunk or treating
The increasingly popular trend of trunk-or-treating involves a group of parents lining up their cars in a circle and having their kids dress up and visit each trunk for sweets. This is a great way of knowing where your children will be getting their treats from, while also being able to see who they’re interacting with.
Visit a nursing home
Trick-or-treating at a nursing home instead of through your neighbourhood helps give back to the community by allowing seniors to spend time with children – something they don’t often get to do. It’ll definitely put a big smile on everybody’s faces.
Visit firefighting and police stations
What better way to know your kids are safe than by having them celebrate Halloween with your city’s law enforcement teams, who often host fun festivities!
Throw a block party
If you’d rather not have a party inside your home, gather your friendly neighbours together and have a block party! Set up treat stations, plan awards categories for the most creative costumes, and organize activities to keep the kids entertained all evening long.
However you spend the spooky holiday with your family friends, be sure to have a very safe and fun Halloween night!
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