Due to the pandemic, my grandchildren cannot go to their usual Trunk & Treat or the huge store to store treating they do in a set of village shops. It’s not considered safe. Our area is experiencing a Covid-19 spike.
So this is what I’ve devised with my oldest daughter Cera. The party is scheduled for the afternoon of Halloween with the raindate of the next day. They have been asked to bring their own bucket for collecting treats and wear masks.
- The children we are having the party for are ages 1, 2, 5, and 8. This party will happen on my front lawn. Masks will be worn.
- They will be welcomed and given a funny pseudo scary speech by The Sphinx (that’s me).
- They go on a scavenger hunt for treat bags that are hidden behind the faux grave stones in my yard. Before starting the hunt, each child is asked a question by The Sphinx. (Sample question: How old are you?) Moms can help. Each bag has a first letter from their first name so they get the treat bag with the age appropriate treats.
- Before going to the next grave stone, they have to answer the next question. The process continues for each grave stone.
- The above drags out the games, so they don’t all run around and end up done in less than five minutes.
- Next they play Bowling for Treats. I am using a cheap plastic small child bowing set. Prizes will include fruit roll ups, animal crackers, and stuffed animals.
- We may add another game – it’s undecided.
- Next they each go to the Fortune Teller’s table and receive a good fortune and a treat.
- Then we go to the large table and find a treat bag with our name on it that has some toys. We have juice boxes, pizza, and cupcakes.
- The party is over. All together we are thinking anywhere from an hour or two, and everyone leaves before it gets dark.
All the best for a fun Halloween party!
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Author of Vampire Princess of New York
Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance