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Take the Spooky Out of Halloween

Category: Community

Topics: fall, family, Halloween, safety tips

Fun and Safe Halloween Safety Tips

The beginning of October means the excitement of the Halloween season begins! Keep the festivities spooky and fun but remain on the safe side. 

During a pandemic, should we go trick-or-treating or pass out candy?

You can still share candy using some safety precautions. It’s not the safest option to leave a bowl of candy out on your front steps due to all of the people touching it. Choose to put one candy or a small handful of candies into separate bags and stay inside while trick or treaters come by. If you’re looking to do the candy hunting yourself, make sure to socially distance. 

*Families should consider what risks they’re willing to take before October 31st*

How should I incorporate a mask into my child’s costume?

This is the fun part! Take into account that cloth face coverings should still be worn compared to the usual plastic face masks commonly worn around Halloween. If your child’s costume requires a plastic face mask, be sure to wear a cloth face-covering underneath and continue to remain 6 feet apart from other people that don’t live in the same household. 

Can I go trick-or-treating and still distance from others?

This is a personal decision for each family and neighborhood. If a fall-themed activity (i.e., pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating) doesn’t allow for the distancing of at least6-feet apart from others, it’s best to avoid those activities.

Alternative Fall and Halloween Ideas (COVID-approved)

For families choosing to skip trick or treating in public, there are plenty of activities you and your children can do from your home’s safety.

  • Organize a a Zoom or FaceTime Halloween party or a socially-distanced costume parade around the neighborhood. Continuing to avoid large gatherings is crucial, but others can still see your costumes. At the same time, you show off your costumes. 
  • Make fall recipes – allow your children to pick a recipe and make it together.
  • Enjoy a spooky, thrilling Halloween movie night.
  • Do a family game night in costumes. Anyone up for zombies and witches on the Twister board?
  • Organize an in-home Halloween Scavenger hunt (just like an Easter egg hunt) to find hidden candy.
  • Make a family scavenger hunt around the neighborhood with a fall theme – leaves, rocks, pinecones, etc. 
  • Go on a family hike. 

Halloween isn’t the only time we get spooked. Protect yourself from the unknown with reliable home and auto coverage. Contact a local Rockingham Insurance agent for a quote.