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Halloween 2020 in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – With the convergence of a full moon, a blue moon, daylight saving time and Saturday celebrations — plus the unprecedented events of this year — Halloween 2020 will truly be one to remember. Much has changed … but our love for the fun, fright, and delight of Halloween is strong as ever. So let’s unleash our Halloween inspiration — to celebrate the season in safe, fun, unexpected ways!

The recommended times this year for trick or treat events is 5:00PM-7:30pm.

Here are some great ideas on how to celebrate Halloween 2020 in Wesley Chapel while following social distancing:

TRICK OR TREATERS

  • Stay home if sick
  • Trick or treat with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose
  • Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home

HOMEOWNERS / RESIDENTS

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door-step
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick or treater
  • Distribute candy on disinfected surface to eliminate direct contact
  • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing bags
  • Individually wrapped candy or goodie bags should be lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance
  • Wash hands often

PARENTS

  • Stay home if sick
  • Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations
  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance
  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children have reflective clothing
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home • Inspect candy

OTHER IDEAS

Trick or Treat! Time to get the treats, but before you do… it’s super important to recommended trick or treat guidelines! Focus on safety first and make sure you’re only visiting the neighbors that have safety measures in place!

Yeet the Treats Embrace the Millennial dictionary this Halloween and learn a new word that all the cool kids know… YEET! This trendy new lingo means to throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction. So, huddle with the neighborhood beforehand and get everyone on board to Yeet the Treats! Reminiscent of those nostalgic days gone by where parade floats threw out candy to kids who patiently stood by. This time, homeowners will yeet candy from 6 feet away as costumed kids travel safely up and down sidewalks.

Drive Up Trick or Treat Neighbors set up curbside shop as parents drive on up with their favorite costumed characters to scoop up the sweets and treats! Keep the hand sanitizer handy and keep on the look out for official trick or treat safehouses!

Neighborhood Parade Organize a neighborhood costume parade where the route is predetermined and marked to maintain safe distances between participants. Stay safe by incorporating sanitize stations, yellow caution tape, 6ft sidewalk stickers/tape, age group signs and more!

Family pet parade Talk about a new tradition! Take to the streets with your furry friends and take part in a social distancing pet parade! Dog treats go to the best costume!

Fairytale Forest Plan a path through neighboring woods or a park and light it up with glow sticks, flashlights and more! Line the trail with Halloween décor, props, candy and surprises. Trees can be tied with ribbons to help follow social distance guidelines!

Face Mask Party Order up a bunch of plain face masks and have yourself a paint party! Decorate, doodle and bedazzle your way to some snazzy new face masks to wear this fall.

Boo Bags Here’s a fun filled alternative to traditional trick or treating! Fill a Boo Bag with fun treats and deliver anonymously to someone’s doorstep! Your friends, fam and neighbors can pass it forward by creating a Boo Bag for someone else. Folks like CVS and Target are offering Boo Bags with instructions or you can create your own!

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