This year is going to be more complicated for all social gatherings or festivals. It is unfortunate because one of the most social events is going to be looked at differently this year due to Covid-19. The fun times of Trick or Treating may not be what they once were. People are now fearful of even being around other people more or less touching something that someone just touched. So I think there need to be some rules when it comes to handing out treats this year to all the young ones who should still be able to expereince this fun tradition. That is what I want to go over today and it is the rules that you should consider for handing out those treats this year.
Now I am not a professional treat giver or healthcare provider so these are just my thoughts and opinions on ways to keep people safe and to still enjoy a fantastic holiday. You should always run health issues by your own healthcare provider to make sure they are up to your local standards. I think the best thing to do this year is to focus on social distancing. Even if you are not a believer that it really will make a big difference, it still does to some. The goal is for kids to have fun and to be able to enjoy their favorite candy boxes without having a political or healthcare debate going on. So my goal is to work on keeping everything distant. That means not actually handing candy out to kids directly.
In my opinion, I think we should also eliminate the need for knocking on doors and getting that close to your own or other people’s homes. This is because the distance is the key to social distancing and 6 feet is most likely not going to be possible from a doorway and with all the knocking you may not want hundreds of kids knocking on your door and touching your knobs and bucket etc…. That is why there are some clever and fun ways to hand out treats safely.
I think the best way to do this would be individual packages or treats. That means making a lot of little gifts or separating our candy so it is spread out on your porch or driveway. That is a really cool thing to think about and do. Having the ability for kids to not touch anything but the direct treats is a really cool idea.
The need for specific packaging is going to be key this year. Many parents are going to want to clean the candy boxes and packages before they are given to their kids to eat. That means you should get candy that can be cleaned. So look for plastic packaging that can be sprayed with COVID-19 killing agent and then be opened and safely injured. That is going to be the biggest part of this year and it will be edible candy. So work on shopping wisely and understanding that not all of us think or believe the same things. But we want the kids to all to have a fun and enjoyable time trick or treating this year. That is the main thing to think about. I hope you have a fantastic holiday and a fun time this year.