Halloween 2020

are families taking their kids trick or treating this year? alameda county advised a "medium" risk option for trick or treating would be to leave individual goodie bags out so kids and walk by and pick up. my son is small so trick or treating isn't really on his radar yet. i think we will still walk around in a costume and mask and sight see.

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I was hoping some of my neighbors that we know would be open to us trick-or-treating with our 3 year old so we could maybe take her to 3-5 houses for the experience.  In addition, we will probably walk around.  I look at trick or treating in a non-crowded place as a very low risk activity (outside, limited interaction with people, individually packaged items that can be wiped down (if deemed necessary), etc.).  

We will either handout candy from a distance or leave it on front porch but have our lights on.

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I am planning on setting up a treat table at my house and walking my 3-year old around.

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Not for us. Trick or Tricking produces crowds making it an unsafe situation for the kids and the community at large. We won't be trick or treating or passing out candy, but we will be dressing up, doing Halloween crafts, having a Halloween-type Easter egg hunt, and watching a movie. Best to choose the safe route this year and make it a memorable experience at home.

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I would not advise trick or treating for your little ones this year. Instead, pumpkin patches and/or a Halloween parade may be a good way to go about Halloween celebrating this year. 

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We will not go trick or treating. Not safe and not considerate. We plan to leave a grab-n-go goody bags on the stoop and put up extra decorations this year to make it more festive. We'll do a masked neighborhood walk scavenger hunt on Friday with a friend and plan to stay inside the house on Halloween, play Halloween themed games and food, etc. 

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We are not going trick-or-treating, nor are we giving out candy. Our city (Alameda) strongly discourages it, and so I'm assuming no one is participating this year. We are going to let our son go trick or treating in our house, going to each room for a different candy, and we are going to watch a Halloween show or movie and eat popcorn and candy. We'll also take pictures of him in costume, and maybe do Zoom or Skype to show off costumes with others. Before Halloween, we'll go on a walk to look at decorations, carve our pumpkins, and do other Halloween things at home, but on Halloween night we will stay home just in case others are out and about. You are lucky that your son is young and won't miss trick or treating -- best to take advantage of that in my opinion!! 

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I'm planning on a candy chute. It is 19 times safer outside than inside, according to what I heard today. Walking around outside with a mask on is worth the risk, in my opinion. Kids love getting candy from strangers! 

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Thanks for this thread.
Does anyone have ideas for Halloween-themed games? Or a cool scavenger hunt kit?
Or outdoor well-decorated East Bay locations we could drive by?