Let’s Celebrate!

With the convergence of a full moon, a blue moon, daylight saving time and Saturday celebrations — plus the unprecedented events of this year — Halloween 2020 will truly be one to remember. Much has changed … but our love for the fun, fright, and delight of Halloween is strong as ever. So let’s unleash our Halloween inspiration — to celebrate the season in safe, fun, unexpected ways!

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Celebrate Safely

Now check out all the safe ways to celebrate and get in on some Halloween hijinks!

Use the map below to establish the Covid risk level in your community. Then celebrate safely by selecting one of the activities below and adhering to the Halloween Safety guidelines in alignment with the CDC social distancing recommendations

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Click on the tabs below to see the best activities for your zone!

  • Trick or Treat!
  • It’s on like Donkey Kong! Study up on the official trick or treat guidelines and make sure to stay safe while trick or treating!
  • Visit official Trick or Treat Safehouses
  • Be on the lookout for the official Safehouse certificate while trick or treating! These are the folks that will have a table or sanitized barrier to help you maintain a safe distance as you grab your goodies! Watch for 6-foot markers in front of homes and in driveways, that’s a great sign that those folks are going the extra mile to help keep you healthy!
  • Garage Trick or Treat
  • Check out the neighbors that are going all out and paving the way for garage give-outs! Driveways offer up more room to roam than a traditional walkway and can even sport more fun and frightful décor!
  • Trunk-R-Treat
  • It’s not just for parking lots anymore! Neighborhood Trunk-R-Treats will be popping up everywhere this Halloween to help minimize the close quarters of pathways and porches. Check out the peeps that park their rides at the end of a driveway to dole out the goods. Chances are you’re going to see some pretty fun trunk themes!
  • Neighborhood Costume Party
  • Keeping in mind large gathering guidelines for your area, this is the perfect time to get together with a few neighbors, show off your costumes and throw one wicked party! A cul-de-sac or front yard is the perfect backdrop for a social distancing soirée, just don’t forget the strategically spaced seating, full moon music and bucketloads of candy!
  • Grown Folk Fun
  • Fright Feast: Invite a limited number of guests over for a themed costume dinner party complete with devilish drinks, scary sides and monstrous main dishes! Perfect wine pairings and severed finger foods are only limited by your wild imagination!
  • Trick or Treat!
  • Time to get the treats, but before you do... it's super important to strictly adhere to the official trick or treat guidelines! Focus on safety first and make sure you're only visiting the neighbors that have safety measures in place!
  • Yeet the Treats
  • Embrace the Millennial dictionary this Halloween and learn a new word that all the cool kids know… YEET! This trendy new lingo means to throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction. So, huddle with the neighborhood beforehand and get everyone on board to Yeet the Treats! Reminiscent of those nostalgic days gone by where parade floats threw out candy to kids who patiently stood by. This time, homeowners will yeet candy from 6 feet away as costumed kids travel safely up and down sidewalks.
  • Drive Up Trick or Treat
  • Neighbors set up curbside shop as parents drive on up with their favorite costumed characters to scoop up the sweets and treats! Keep the hand sanitizer handy and keep on the look out for official trick or treat safehouses!
  • Neighborhood Parade
  • Organize a neighborhood costume parade where the route is predetermined and marked to maintain safe distances between participants. Stay safe by incorporating sanitize stations, yellow caution tape, 6ft sidewalk stickers/tape, age group signs and more!
  • Family pet parade
  • Talk about a new tradition! Take to the streets with your furry friends and take part in a social distancing pet parade! Dog treats go to the best costume!
  • Fairytale Forest
  • Plan a path through neighboring woods or a park and light it up with glow sticks, flashlights and more! Line the trail with Halloween décor, props, candy and surprises. Trees can be tied with ribbons to help follow social distance guidelines!
  • Face Mask Party
  • Order up a bunch of plain face masks and have yourself a paint party! Decorate, doodle and bedazzle your way to some snazzy new face masks to wear this fall.
  • Boo Bags
  • Here's a fun filled alternative to traditional trick or treating! Fill a Boo Bag with fun treats and deliver anonymously to someone's doorstep! Your friends, fam and neighbors can pass it forward by creating a Boo Bag for someone else. Folks like CVS and Target are offering Boo Bags with instructions or you can create your own!
  • Trick or Treat in Reverse
  • Get the kids all decked out in their costume of choice and hang out with them in the front yard as neighbors walk or drive by and deliver candy!
  • Trick or Treat Drive By
  • Take a ride on over to visit friends and fam in costume! Honk, text or shout upon arrival and deliver some treats or tricks in costume to your fave folks!
  • Costume Week
  • Fully embrace your inner costume character and dress up throughout the entire week leading up to that big ol’ Blue Moon! Your friends and fam will have a blast running errands, walking the dog or joining a zoom meeting… in costume!

  • Neighborhood Candy Hunt
  • A trick or treat treasure map can point to all the goodies or just let ‘em run wild and discover strategically placed stashes of sweets! Make sure to lay the ground rules to keep social distancing guidelines in place!
  • Neighborhood Pub Crawl
  • Neighborhood Pub Crawl:For all the late-night shenanigan seekers who are over the (blue) moon excited about having an extra hour to celebrate this year, some social distancing shots may be in order! Set up driveway stations with Halloween libations and reconnect with your neighborhood pals!

    Let’s Do the Time Warp Again: Set up an epic themed drive-in movie complete with all the props and accessories for The Rocky Horror Picture Show event of a lifetime!
  • Limited Invite Party
  • Select a small group of your closest friends and fam and plan an unforgettable get together under the light of the blue moon! Adhere to the small gathering guidelines in your neck of the woods and have some fun with tarot cards or the Ouija board!
  • Zoom Parties
  • Hop on your Nextdoor App and help coordinate a neighborhood Zoom party complete with games, scary stories and a costume contest. Goodie bags and candy buckets can be dropped off on doorsteps in advance or porch pickups can be arranged from one location!
  • Netflix Party
  • Netflix should be offering up some Halloween classics and fear filled favorites to choose from this Halloween. It’s the perfect time to check out their new free extension that lets you start, stop and pause a movie so you can watch it at the same time as a group of friends or fam -- remotely.
  • Porch Pics
  • Commemorate this once in a Blue Moon Halloween with some epic porch pics! Grab your selfie-stick, gear up and get out there for some #halloweenporchpics. Don’t forget to show off your Halloween houses, pet costumes and favorite little monsters!
  • Candy Stations
  • Unleash your imagination and let the kids run amok all through the house, both inside and out! Pull out all the stops with a variety of different candy stations, custom made with your little crew in mind!
  • Dress for Dinner
  • Don’t just wear the costume… become the costume! Plan a Halloween feast for your fam with one simple rule… everyone must stay in costume AND in character for the entire meal! Give each participant some time to come up with an accent and a backstory before the night begins then the laughter and the memories will be endless!
  • Costume Tik Toks
  • Inspiration abounds when it comes to making a like-worthy Tik Tok. Try the family costume challenge and flash from smallest to largest family member wearing the same costume! Don’t forget fido!
  • Scavenger Hunt House
  • Find inspiration in Halloween movies, music and more! Create different theme rooms throughout the house and send the kids on a scavenger hunt for fun swag. Hide candy, toys and prizes or even make some gift certificates to stay up late, choose the movie or eat an extra piece of candy. Keep the big kids engaged by including QR codes and pic challenges!
  • Halloween Karaoke
  • Whether you’re pulling off a tribute to Thriller or takin’ it back to the old school with some Monster Mash, a Halloween hit list for a night of Karaoke is sure to bring the house down. Up the ante with awards for the best impersonation, funniest choreography or the greatest overall showman!
  • Halloween Piñata
  • Here’s a fun way for the kids to get candy without the spread of germs! Add some Halloween tunes and turn your evening into a family game night with the piñata as the grand finale!
  • Grown Folk Fun
  • If you’ve never been to a murder mystery, here’s your chance to go all out with an online murder mystery party! Invite your friends and fam to don a costume and join in on the fun. Design your own party or sign up for one online.
  • Celebrate that extra daylight saving hour with a late-night creature feature! Pull an all-nighter and hand craft a must-see movie list of your top 3 fun shows… afterall, it’s Saturday! Just don’t forget the candy!
  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
  • UNICEF USA is launching a virtual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF platform and through the month of October, you can add purpose to Halloween by collecting lifesaving donations for UNICEF virtually. In honor of the 70th anniversary of this iconic American tradition, this year’s initiative will be comprised of digital, interactive, fun, and empowering experiences all while teaching children the importance of giving back and helping others. Sign up today at www.trickortreatforunicef.org
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MAKE IT SAFE &
KEEP IT FUN

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    TRICK OR TREATERS
  • Stay home if sick
  • Trick or treat with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose
  • Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing
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    Homeowners/ Residents
  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House
  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door-step
  • Participate in one-way trick or treating
    • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick or treaters
    • Distribute candy on disinfected surface to eliminate direct contact
    • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing bags
    • Individually wrapped candy or goodie bags should be lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance
  • Wash hands often
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    PARENTS
  • Stay home if sick
  • Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations
  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance
  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children have reflective clothing
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home
  • Inspect candy
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Sign the Safe House Pledge

I pledge to follow these best practices

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House
  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick or treaters
  • Distribute candy on disinfected table to eliminate direct contact
  • Wash hands often
I have reviewed the Halloween 2020 official safe house guidelines and agree to become an official trick or treat safehouse by following all the best practices listed.

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