It is October, and the temperature is changing. But it will not be the only source of chills. Halloween is also around the corner, and everybody is getting ready for it.
One of those is the children. They are surely excited to wear their costumes and go around the neighborhood for trick or treating and of course, have some candy.
As a homeowner, it will be your duty to hand it out to them. It seems to be easy, right? But as the day comes, you will realize it is not. There are certain things you will need to do and ready for. Not only that, it is not just about handing out candy but how will you be creative to do so.
1. Decorate Your House
With children, and also some other ones, going and also just passing by around your house, it will be nice to have it interesting. For Halloween, being spooky is cool, so have it that way. But because there will be kids that will be scared if it is extreme, do not go overboard. You might do it at a later time though. But with just giving out to children, just keep it simple but interesting enough.
2. Prepare Enough Candies
If you live long enough in your neighborhood, you might be able to estimate how many children will go to your house. But also keep in mind that there might be guests or visitors that are not from around. Because of that, you may want to purchase just enough candy for them. It will not be bad to have some extras too for assurance. Do not worry about the leftovers for you can donate it to a school or charity or even give them away.
3. Be Creative
When the time comes, it is not just about giving out candy. You can do some sort of roleplaying while handing out candy like pretending to be someone or imitating a voice (just make sure to not spook the children away). You can also have your own costume. That way, while you are complimenting and saying good stuff about the kids’ costumes, you can also show off to them your own. You can also have some questions or trivia and when they get to answer it, you can give an extra treat. You can also be creative with the candies you will give. You can customize them with messages or games. You can even make your own (though it could be a lot of work and time).
4. Have Some Tricks
The origin of trick or treat is a dark one. And when the children ask for it, it means if you do not have any treat, they may have a trick for you (and is often mischievous). Why not spice things up and have your own? Of course, it does not have to harmful but it will be a nice addition and also great entertainment for the kids. You could provide some simple magic tricks or could wear something that will startle them like fake fangs.