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10 Alternatives to Trick or Treating

Not doing traditional trick or treating this year and need something else to do? Check out these 10 alternatives to trick or treating that everyone can enjoy!

10 alternatives to trick or treating

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Halloween is all about scary things, haunted houses, fun halloween decorations, candy at the front door, and of course Trick or Treating. But what if your child can’t go trick or treating? 

It could be that your child is scared , that it’s too cold, or that you have safety concerns or food allergies keep them at home. Whatever the reason, you need creative alternatives! So as halloween approaches, I’ve put together this list of halloween activities that are still a great time and lots of halloween fun for everyone .

So check out these 10 Fun Alternatives to Trick or Treating for you and your whole family that are a great way to still have fun Halloween night

1. Plan A Halloween Movie Night at Home

Pop some popcorn, get the bucket of candy and plan a scary movie night with family members! Depending on the age of your kid, you can go really scary, or stick to fun movies like The Adams Family, Goosebumps, Hotel Transylvania , The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus.

2. Tell Ghost Stories

Another great idea is to gather around the fire pit, make smores and tell a great ghost story. Make one up or pick this one up for fun!

3. Have a Pumpkin Carving Contest or Party

pumpkin carving

Nothing says Halloween like carving a pumpkin! Have a party where everyone gets to carve and decorate their own. This is a great activity ! These stencils might help.

4. Let the Kids Hand out Candy at Home

My family used to do this because it wasn’t always safe to trick or treat in our neighborhood. So We went from bedroom to bedroom trick or treating. Of course, the adults handing out the candy were dressed in their Halloween Finest. This is the perfect year to try it.

5. Bake and Decorate Halloween Cookies

halloween cookies

You have to have something besides candy right? And just because there is no traditional party doesn’t mean that Halloween Treats and Cookies can’t be had! Check out these Spooky Halloween Treats for kids.

6. Hang a Halloween Advent Calendar

I didn’t even know that these existed until this year! They are a Spooky twist on a Holiday Favorite. Check out these options for your family!

7. Have a Virtual Costume Halloween Party

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Zoom parties are in and the perfect way to get together and show off your halloween costumes! So call up your kids classmates, neighborhood friends or besties, and have a Virtual Costume party! Have a virtual costume contest and prizes for best costume, funnies costume and even fun games and themed treats.

8.Have a Spooky Scavenger Hunt

A Halloween-themed scavenger hunt can be a lot of fun! These are a good idea because once you give them the first clue, they move off to another and stay occupied for a while! Check out this free Halloween Scavenger Hunt Printable.

9. Have a Halloween Craft Night

halloween crafts

This is perfect for small kids! Kids love making things with their hands. And what better time to make a ghoulish creation than Halloween? Check out these ideas for Halloween Crafts.

10. Send Halloween Cards

I mean why not? And you can also have your kids make these! What better way to get them involved?

As you can see there are plenty of ways for the entire family: younger kids and older kids to enjoy Halloween with these trick or treat alternatives. Hopefully these 10 alternatives to trick or treating work for you and your family this year!

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