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Safe Ways To Hand Out Candy For Halloween (With Photos)

If you want some ideas with photos about how to hand out candy safely for Halloween, check this out.

The stores in Canada are busting at the seams with Halloween candy mixed with Christmas decorations.

Without any certainty, due to Covid-19, manufactures weren’t waiting around for the go-ahead.

They got in front of the process and produced products for shoppers to purchase for Halloween.

Candy and chocolate sell, so I’m sure they weren’t too worried. Besides, reduced big boxes of chocolate bars make great Christmas gifts.

One night it’s Halloween, and the following day it’s Christmas decor and music to get shoppers into the buying mood.

You almost have to laugh at how fast the times change from Trick or Treat to Ho, Ho, Ho.

It’s like the pumpkin high-fives Santa and says good-luck it’s your turn.

Safe Ways To Hand Out Candy For Halloween
Safe Ways To Hand Out Candy For Halloween

Halloween Has Changed But It’s Still Fun For The Kids

No matter where you live in the world that celebrates, times sure have changed for Halloween.

On the weekend, Mrs. CBB shared her story about Halloween during the ’70s.

I was pretty amazed as I never had the opportunity to go to so many houses in one night.

Sometimes I didn’t even bother going out for Halloween as I wasn’t interested, but I liked to hand out candy.

Leaving Halloween Candy On A Table On Your Property For the Kiddos
Leaving Halloween Candy On A Table On Your Property For the Kiddos

How Much Halloween Candy Do You Need?

This answer depends on where you live and if you’re not sure, ask your neighbours who have lived in the area for years.

In our neighbourhood, we can get anywhere from 50-75 kids if we are lucky as they seem to like the other side of our crescent street.

That’s ok, more for me.

How Much Candy Do You Need For Halloween? Bowls of Halloween Candy
How Much Candy Do You Need For Halloween?

Time To Hand Out Candy For Halloween

Safe Ways To Hand Out Candy For Halloween
Safe Ways To Hand Out Candy For Halloween

We will shut it down around 9 pm, which gives the older kids a chance to get around.

Especially this year since Ontario is asking homeowners to come up with ways to hand out candy and stay safe.

Depending on how homeowners plan to hand out candy, you might see kids coming a bit earlier and later.

The good part is that you don’t have to clean or disinfect candy before eating it.

  • Do not crowd doorsteps
  • Take turns
  • No shouting for candy
  • Brief interactions
  • Use Hand sanitizer often (buy a trial size bottle to bring along with you.
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well
  • Wear a mask whenever you can but not under a costume mask as it will be difficult to breathe.
  • Do not hand out any homemade treats only pre-packaged

You can read the full story of guidance for trick-or-treating on CP24.

Best Place To Buy Halloween Candy

We ended up finding a great deal of Halloween candy on Amazon, where you can find almost anything.

If you’re looking for something different for the kids who can’t eat candy or chocolate, Amazon has all sorts of items to buy.

Halloween Candy On Amazon

For the children who may be allergic to chips, candy and chocolate bars, head to the Dollar Store.

You will find all sorts of neat little toys to give to the kiddos that will appreciate that you remembered them.

Another option is to see if McDonald’s or other fast-food restaurants are offering gift certificates for Halloween.

Also, if you shop on 20x Optimum Points day, buy Halloween candy at Shoppers Drug Mart only if it’s on sale and comparable to other stores.

We have over 6 million PC Optimum points because we shop frugally to earn points and have a PC World Elite MasterCard.

Depending on the expiry date, you can even freeze chocolate bars and candy for the following year.

Or if you’re like me, I freeze it, so I don’t eat it all.

Will You Hand Out Candy For Halloween?

Will You Hand Out Candy For Halloween? Bowls of andy and Chocolate Bars
Will You Hand Out Candy For Halloween? Bowls of andy and Chocolate Bars

Will you hand out candy for Halloween?

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been asked by parents at our son’s school if we plan to hand out candy.

The answer to that question is yes. We will hand out candy; however, we will make a few changes.

First, we will wear masks and have a small table with ha sanitizer bottle outside on a table.

Creating A Entrance and Exit For Everyone

We have a big porch, so that’s helpful, along with a walkway with three side steps.

Our property has pretty bright ground lights, which will help guide everyone.

I plan on creating a direction so the kids and parents can walk up to the door and the exit sign down the side steps to leave.

Both Mrs. CBB and I go around our neighbourhood with our son, and then she goes home to hand out candy.

As well, Mrs. CBB will wear safety gloves when she hands out candy just as a precaution.

Talk To Your Children About Halloween Safety

For some parents, it’s a big issue given COVID-19, and for others, they are putting precautions in place with their children.

It’s crucial to discuss with your child about Halloween rules so they understand how to proceed.

The kiddos want to have fun, and there are many ways you can still enjoy Halloween trick or treating without the added stress of Covid-19.

Halloween Ideas To Hand Out Candy Safely

Leave Hand Sanitizer on A Table Outside Your Home
Leave Hand Sanitizer on A Table Outside Your Home

Today I want to show you some fantastic photos we took over the past year for anyone looking for Halloween Ideas to hand out candy safely, but in a fun way.

I hope you enjoy the photos, and perhaps you’ll find a way to hand out candy that makes it easier for you.

Help Yourself To Halloween Candy

Hand Out Candy by setting up a Help Yourself Station
Hand Out candy by setting up a Help Yourself Station

Hanging Halloween Candy On A Drying Rack

Hand Out Candy By Pinning Baggies On A Drying Rack
Hand Out Candy By Pinning Baggies On A Drying Rack

Out of all the ideas, the drying rack was an excellent idea. Last year we also used a drying rack to hand out candy and plan to do so again this year.

If she decides not to hand out candy, she will go home and put the second drying rack on the pre-made porch with candy bags.

We use two racks in the basement to hang Mrs. CBB’s clothes instead of using the dryer.

Leave Candy In A Bowl On A Table At The End Of The Driveway

Hand Out Candy For Halloween On A Table At The End of The Driveway
Hand Out Candy For Halloween On A Table At The End of The Driveway

Hand Candy Out By Clipping Pre-Made Baggies To A Laundry Line

Hanging Halloween Candy On A Laundry Line
Hanging Halloween Candy On A Laundry Line

Use A Mechanical Extender Reacher

Halloween Tip: Hand Out Candy Using An Extender Reacher
Halloween Tip: Hand Out Candy Using An Extender Reacher

We stopped by a house where the owner was using a Medpro extender reacher which our son loved.

It was an excellent idea for keeping a safe distance from the trick-or-treat kiddos. You may have even seen these gadgets at drive-thru restaurants.

People also use the extender reacher for picking up objects around the house if bending is a health issue.

Other ways the extender is an excellent tool to own are;

  • Picking up garbage outside
  • Garbage on the road
  • Picking objects and garbage at the park and beach

Share Your Halloween Safety Tips To Hand Out Candy

Our Spooky Halloween Pumpkin
Our Spooky Halloween Pumpkin

Although there will be homeowners who will hand out candy, traditionally, the kids will enjoy it.

If there is a safe way to hand out candy that I haven’t shared, please send me your photos.

I will add your photos to this blog post to give even more ideas for our readers worldwide.

Happy Halloween everyone, be safe.

Thanks for reading,

Mr. CBB

Safe Ways To Hand Out Candy For Halloween (With Photos)

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