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Trick or Treating Alternatives This Halloween

Posted October 26, 2020

This Halloween keep the spooky spirits alive as we celebrate in 2020 style. Maintaining a healthy community is McCormick’s top priority but that does not mean we cannot enjoy a fantastic Halloween. Take these 10 great alternatives to trick or treating to have a fun filled day with friends and family.

1.Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Let the kids hunt for the super-secret hidden candy and let their imagination run wild during a Halloween themed scavenger hunt. Fill a container with candy and give your kids clues so they can find or win the candy at the end of the scavenger hunt!

2. Social Distancing Neighborhood Party

Rally the neighborhood or a small group of neighbors to socially distance while dressed up in Halloween costumes! Do not let your fantastic costumes go to waste, have a costume catwalk or parade and vote on the best costume!

3. Conduct Halloween Experiments

From green slime to scary smokey drinks, let the kids play with these gross experiments that will have you either laughing or running away! Try out the Pumpkin Volcano that really erupts, pumpkin oobleck or magic jack-o-lantern that gets everyone thinking.

4. Halloween cookies

Bake and decorate the scariest cookies you have ever seen! From ghosts to pumpkins to perhaps your favorite scary character, try a new recipe and get creative! Add pumpkin spice to your recipes and have the house smelling just like Halloween and Fall.

5. Homemade Haunted House

Collect all the blankets and sheets and create a real haunted house in your own home. Add strobe lights, dry ice and motion activated Halloween decorations within your Halloween maze to create a thrill of a time!

6. Piñata Time

Stuff a Halloween themed piñata with all the kid’s favorite candies to enjoy. This gives everyone an event to look forward to while everyone is in costumes!

7. Movie Marathon

Everyone knows the classic Halloween movies, yet they are still so fun to watch every year. Grab all the fun snacks the friends and family will love and start the Halloween movie marathon! Top recommended movies include Halloween Town, Hocus Pocus, Casper, and Practical Magic.

8. Family Escape Room Night

Spend the night with family and friends trying to beat an Escape room! You can buy your own Escape room kit or create your own to cater toward a fun family theme. Add a spooky twist and make it Halloween themed to add to the festivities.

9. Carve Pumpkins

If you have not yet carved pumpkins this season, this is the perfect time to get together and carve away! With so many different carving ideas, show your neighbors your masterpiece and have a competition for who can make the best pumpkin! Don’t forget to save all the pumpkin seeds and roast them for a delicious snack at the end.

10. Virtual Halloween Party

Invite friends and family from all over to join you on zoom to celebrate together. You can let the kids show off their favorite costumes and enjoy a bite to eat together without being together. This is a great no contact option that allows everyone to join in on the festivities.

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