Trick-or-treating – going door to door for candy in costume – is a traditional part of the Halloween experience. However, if you choose not to take your kids out gallivanting this season, there are still plenty of spooktacular alternatives.
For example, you could still offer candy and have your kids search for it within your own property, or you could spend more time creating culinary masterpieces that are scarily delicious. Here are some more tips on how to have fun without trick-or-treating, along with some safety tips if you do.
Create a Scavenger Hunt With Sweet Rewards
Just because your kids aren’t showing off their costumes all over the neighborhood, doesn’t mean they can’t collect candy. You can make it just as much fun (or even more so!) by hiding candy around the house and yard and providing clues on cards to help them find it.
Of course, your kids can do this scavenger hunt in full costume with a trick-or-treat basket to get the full Halloween experience! As TheBash.com points out, it doesn’t have to be just candy: you can also hide toys or Halloween-themed crafts for your little ghouls to collect.