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Theme Ideas for a Church Trunk or Treat?This is a page about theme ideas for church "trunk or treat". As door to door trick or treating declines many new activities have taken its place.


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How Late Do You Hand Out Candy?What time do you "close up shop" and turn off the porch lights for incoming Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween night? We get so few it is hard to tell when it is time. Many thanks.


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Pumpkin Patch LocationsThis is a page about pumpkin patch locations. A trip to a local pumpkin patch is a great way to spend the day and pick out just the right pumpkin for the holidays.


A pumpkin wearing a mask with a jack-'o'-lantern face.

Having a Socially Distant HalloweenHalloween is usually a festive time, filled with parties and hordes of costumed children going door to door. This year is a little different with many kids in online schooling and avoiding visiting friends and relatives due to COVID-19. The CDC is recommending extra caution and many states and counties are discouraging trick-or-treating altogether.


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Thrifty Halloween IdeasThis is a page about thrifty Halloween ideas. Halloween costumes and decorations don't need to be expensive.


smiling scarecrow and leaves decoration

Halloween AlternativesThis is a page about Halloween alternatives. Some families would rather skip the ghouls and goblins of a traditional Halloween celebration and find alternative activities for their children.


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Alternatives to Giving Halloween CandyThis page is about alternatives to giving Halloween candy. There are other things that can be given to kids out trick or treating besides candy.


Dracula and a witch dancing.

Halloween Music IdeasThis is a page about Halloween music ideas. Spooky music can add to the Halloween fun.


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Trick-or-Treating TipsThis page contains trick-or-treating tips. Halloween is a fun for kids as long as safety is your first consideration.


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Safe Trick-or-TreatingThis is a page about safe trick-or-treat practices. The practice of trick-or-treating has been popular in the US for decades. Kids have great fun dressing up in costume and collecting the tasty treats. However, there are some steps parents can take to ensure that this is also a safe activity.


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Celebrate Halloween All Month LongWe love Halloween and start celebrating October 1. We do at least one different Halloween activity every day leading up to October 31, and most don't require spending money. We start with unpacking our decorations on the 1st.


A Night of Friendly FrightHalloween - an opportunity for family and friends to get together and have some fun. There are some inexpensive but fun ways to enjoy the spookiest night of the year, no matter the age. Whether young or old, have fun, make memories, and enjoy food and friendship. Read Arleen's article for great ideas for your Halloween activities.


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