Thoughts on this Halloween idea?

posted 1 week ago in Entertainment
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

For my kids this year I will be buying them buckets of their favourite candy myself, we will get all dressed up and go for a walk around the neighborhood with their pre-filled buckets of candy (no trick or treating). This way they’ll get the experience without the risk. Then we will go home, order pizza and watch a favourite halloween movie. 

The kids are just as excited for this version as for regular Halloween, they will get their favourite candy and their costumes but with no risk and no (killjoy) rules. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper

If you are “handing out” the candy, are you really going to be able to maintain a safe distance? And if you prebag candy and leave it out at a safe distance how are you going to ensure kids don’t grab or crowd in? 

Door to door has been highly discouraged in my community for these reasons. Recommended alternatives are parades of decorated cars, scavenger hunts at home, a Halloween dinner etc.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Build a candy tube down to the street. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee

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@barbie86:  hang by the window. Make it fun. Toss down treats to anyone that passes.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Are you going to wear a costume? You could get one of those long grabber claws that help people pick things off the floor and use that to toss the candy- be Doctor Claw.

Kids perspective: halloween and candy done safely is better than no halloween and no candy.

Eta: the only other suggestion I’ve seen that I didn’t notice on this thread is to clothespin the candy bags to a front door or even in a line in your hallway so you could stand at the far end and wheel them over. Or electric car them to the kids. That would be more fun for you?

Post # 10
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Newbee

Candy tube sounds really cool. I don’t completely get the time limits, tho, do you mean that after 8 pm when the decorations go down the celebration is stopping for the kids, too? Maybe it can be continued inside, like watching some horror movies or creating a spooky Halloween Smartshow3d slides just to have a mood for a little while? Thus the joy wouldn’t be killed and everyone will stay safe. 

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