A Socially Distanced Halloween

19 Nov 2020
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Enjoy Fall while keeping your family safe and healthy.

The kids have been asking the all important "Are We Going to Trick-or-Treat This Year" question, and you're not quite sure how to answer.

King County Public Health, the CDC, and the state Department of Health have plenty of tips and guidelines for keeping Trick-or-Treaters, candy handerouters, and teenagers safe during Halloween. Visit their Halloween pages (Public Health, CDC, DOH) for some spooktacular ideas, including:

  • Organize a neighborhood costume parade with social distancing.
  • Decorate your yard or neighborhood.
  • Do a Halloween scavenger hunt while kids are walking outdoors, keeping a distance from people outside your household.
  • Hold a virtual costume party online.
  • Exchange candy with families you know. Do a drop-off delivery at their doorstep for a Halloween surprise for the kids.
  • Trick-or-treat inside your home by hiding candy for your kids.
  • Have a spooky movie night or Halloween craft party with the family.

Enjoy the season by visiting local farms!

Local farms offer a wide variety of seasonal produce, fresh-cut flowers, cider, pumpkins, and more. Help support farmers, hit especially hard by the pandemic, by visiting a farm and buying local. Not sure where to find an open farm? Visit the Local Food Finder page or a special pumpkin patch page.

It goes without saying... wear your face mask and make sure you are socially distancing while you tromp through rows of pumpkins!

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