Friends asked me. Facebook folks asked me. I saw the question online in multiple places. Even Nonny asked me. “What are you doing for Halloween this year?” Nobody wants to just give up on Halloween but at the same time, nobody wants to be taking any chances either.
We decided to do a slightly modified evening. Normally the kids come up on the steps, I stand just inside the porch (with a dog gate up) and put two or three pieces of candy in each child’s bag. But somehow that didn’t seem quite right for me to handling candy that I’ve just touched.
I found some cute orange and white bags online and I filled them with four pieces of candy each and some inexpensive Halloween stickers that I found last month at Michaels. I tied them up with orange ribbon that I had on hand. The bags have been “quarantining” (or should it be “sheltering in place”) in my closet in a bag for the last three weeks. Tonight I will dump all the bags into a big orange bowl and when (if?) the kids come up I will hold out the bowl and say “take one”.
I don’t even know if we will have trick-or-treaters. For the past 10 years I’ve had between 20-24 visitors; I made 30 little bags because that’s how much candy I had. The big change this year is that I only used candy that I like so that if we have bags leftover, at least it will what I like!
Are you giving out candy this year? Do you give out what you like or don’t like? Anything special you like on Halloween?