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Old 10-19-2020, 03:41 AM
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-If you have kids, what are you having them do for Halloween?
-Are you passing out candy this year? If so, are you changing how you do it?
P.S. Please no judgement on others if they are doing it in a way that seems more/less "safe" than you.


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Old 10-19-2020, 04:15 AM
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I will be passing out candy. No changes, same as always.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:25 AM
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I will be passing out candy wearing a mask and possibly gloves.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:51 AM
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Are you passing out candy this year? If so, are you changing how you do it?
No trick-or-treating here this year, so Iím making individual bags for the 3 boys who live in my building. I will fill orange lunch bags with:
*a really cute paint-it-yourself wooden pumpkin
*fun Halloween candy like Twix ghosts and
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:23 AM
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We'll leave candy spaced out in bags on our property for kids to get and we will go out trick or treating but not go up to doors, just wave from the driveway in just our family group. We won't go door to door--only to our friends--so it is easy to call and do it this way. My kids have medical needs but I don't think they should be deprived of all joy.

Our town has left it up to citizens to make good choices on trick or treating.


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Old 10-19-2020, 05:46 AM
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DS will wear a costume to school and that will be it. He has no interest in trick or treating. (Whew)

We donít get trick or treaters so I donít plan to do anything. DHís boys are having some kind of fall festival but I think weíre going to skip that, too.

My SIL wants to make one of those candy chutes for their house. My brother, the engineer, proposed a potato gun as an alternative. Gotta love his sense of humor.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:01 AM
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We will hang a sign NOT to ring bell. We are leaving candy on our lit front porch. On a table. We just do not feel it is safe enough to expose ourselves to so many different people...we also have a camera to watch for candy thieves. Ha ha

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Old 10-19-2020, 06:10 AM
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I'm putting candy in individual snack size ziploc bags and putting them in a bowl on a table. We'll sit in the driveway with masks and socially distanced from the candy table. We have tons of trick or treaters in our neighborhood.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:14 AM
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We will be passing out candy as usual.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:21 AM
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We don't feel passing out candy is safe as our numbers are rising in our county. We will send candy to the children on our block.


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Old 10-19-2020, 06:26 AM
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Not passing out candy this year. We donít get a ton of kids, but I suspect there will be even less this year.

Once I left a bowl on the porch and some cretin took the entire bowl of candy in one fell swoop.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:56 AM
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I saw this idea and thought I might do something similar. The sticks are skewers from the Dollar Tree. We don't get a ton of trick or treaters.
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:15 AM
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We will not pass out candy this year. First time ever not to. Iím sad 😢
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:31 AM
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There are drive through trick or treat sites getting set up here. I may sit on my driveway as well and dress up
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:35 AM
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Man is going to make a chute that's 2 metres long, something like the picture below. I don't reckon we'll get too many kids since last year, we only had 23, down from about 40 the year before. I plan to use tongs to put candy and a box of stickers into the chute. I'll might put my Pete the Cat costume on but I'm not sure. It will depend on the weather.
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:36 AM
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We made one of those candy chutes. We are putting caution tape across the steps so the kids donít come up to the door. We also have a wireless doorbell to place at the bottom of the steps. Iím planning on wearing a mask and gloves and sending the candy down the chute.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:27 AM
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Iím torn. I usually enjoy passing out candy but our numbers are rising. Our county is at a 3 on the 1-4 scale. Thatís not good and we are still increasing in numbers. Our city is going ahead with trick or treat and we usually get 80-90 kids. I think I will set out individual bags of treats and refill every so often. I donít want to expose myself to so many kids even with a mask. I wish there was an easier way.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:27 AM
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I love the candy chute idea!
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:24 AM
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We are doing the same as always.
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:30 AM
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I will be going to our bakery and getting cookies for the 4 kids on my block. No other trick or treaters and no candy handed out. Bah humbug, I guess.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:51 AM
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I haven't been home for Halloween in years. Kids are grown and flown. We will have our lights off and not participate. Numbers here are too high and we get hundreds of kids. Nope, not happening!
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:21 PM
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I'm just far enough outside of town that I don't get trick-or-treaters.

We're still thinking about whether trick-or-treating will be a good idea for my grandson. Covid numbers are not good here and some parts of town become pretty crowded.

I'm going to take him to Zoo Boo this weekend. I figure it's outdoors and we'll wear masks. They are limiting their capacity this year and, instead of kids going around to various stations to pick up candy, they're just going to hand them a bag at the entrance. I think all enclosed areas are going to be off-limits but if not we'll just stay out of them. I think it will be safe enough.

And, that way, even if trick-or-treat turns out to be a no, he'll get a bit of a Halloween celebration. I'm sure they won't be having any kind of parties at his school, if they're even back to a hybrid or in-person model by then, and the city-wide Halloween party that my school usually hosts is a definite no-go this year since it's an indoor event. As with everything else, we're just going to have to skip many of the things we'd usually do.
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:31 PM
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We plan to set up a table in the driveway, put candy for kids to take, and stay inside.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:28 PM
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if i had kids of trick-or-treating age, they would not be going out--i would buy them whatever candy they wanted and make them stay home.

i will be passing out full-size candy bars. (we usually get fewer than 20 trick-or-treaters--will be interesting to see how many show up this year.)

i was going to clip them to a rope across our porch but don't want to keep touching the clips to replace and don't want everyone to see from farther away that they are big size...realized that i still have a long skinny box from ordered curtain rod--so may try to fashion a chute...but won't try that out until after conferences this week.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:03 PM
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Trick er treating is huge here. There is no way we would miss it.
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:07 PM
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Instead of trying to go with friends we will go Trick or Treating ourselves. Most likely just around the Condos/Townhomes. There are a lot of people who are making bags and a couple trying to figure out other contactless ways (including the candy chute). We wonít go up to anyone nor will we take candy from a bowl that lots of hand may have touched. We will only take from places that are in their garage and have a table farther out. Not sure about the condos. Our complex is going all out this year. We have a movie night-only 15 families I think are allowed, a scavenger hunt, kids and pet (aka dog) costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest and door decorating contest. The scavenger hunt has already started-you do it with your family. Donít know how the pumpkin contest is happening. Door decorating, you have to post a photo on some sight. I believe the costume contests are in person, but there should be plenty of room to stay away from each other, everyone is supposed to wear a mask when out and about. My son is going to be a Pumpkin and I got him a pumpkin mask. We went to Marine World last week, but didnít do the trick or treating. This weekend we are going on an open air train. We have been to several pumpkin patches already, but they werenít amusement ones, so none except one was crowded and it was big enough that we werenít near anyone.

I made up goody bags and will place them outside. Normally, I do a million bowls (toys, candy, babies and dogs) and leave them because the cat hates the doorbell. Sorry babies and dogs, usually only get a few kids anyways.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:39 AM
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We are not having trick or treaters. We usually don’t, but I am too high risk to risk it.

I wouldn’t allow children to do my shopping or get my drive through food, though. I would definitely be the one to do it if it came to that. ��
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