Try These Halloween Treats – Columbus Parent

Socially distanced seasonal ideas for a spooky but safe celebration

The prospect of another school semester at home may already be scary enough for most parents this fall season. However, just because masks have become the new everyday normal doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your Halloween and autumn celebrations to comply with public safety guidelines. 

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it will be more important than ever to incorporate moments of joy and celebration in what is sure to be an uncertain time. While it might seem like a supernatural feat, we’ve got you covered with some suggestions for seasonal fun.

Instead of Trick or Treat:

Try a Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt

Some Central Ohio communities will likely forgo trick-or-treating to reduce person-to-person contact, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Instead of handing your kids a basket of candy, make them work for it and have some laughs along the way with an Easter-style Halloween scavenger hunt. Pull out the plastic Easter Eggs—or find Halloween fillables at Oriental Trading Co. or the dollar store—and fill them with snack-sized candy to hide around the house or yard. Get creative; older children might find a ghoulish riddle or two adds to the fun and delays the sugar rush. 

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Instead of Passing out Candy:

Try Individual Wrapped Candy Bags

If your neighborhood decides to go ahead with