Once you’ve got the decorations out and the porch light on, it won’t be long until you have trick or treaters at your door. Here are some creative ways to hand out candy if you’re home or not.
At the Door – probably the most traditional way to hand out candy is at your very own front door. When we lived up north, this is how we always did it.
Cul de Sac – several cul de sacs in our neighborhood just have a party at the end of the street and all the kids come there to get their treats instead of going to each home.
Driveways – with the nice weather here in the South, another option for us is just hanging out in our driveway to hand out treats to little ghosts and goblins.
Scare-fully – with a bit of creativity, you can have someone in a costume on your porch to scare the trick or treaters as they come up for their treats during the evening.
When You’re Not Home
Candy Dish – leaving a bowl on your porch with a note asking visitors to take a piece is something that happens a lot when you’ve got kids of your own to take out trick or treating.
Pumpkins – stick lollipops in a pumpkin so kids can pick one out from your porch.
Punch Cups – cups covered with tissue paper that kids “punch” through is fun for the smaller trick or treaters.