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This is an excerpt from a communication from our HOA. Recommendations from various neighbors on "safe" trick or treating. Everything except a slingshot. Welcome to Stupidville.

Low Contact Treat Giving – Interested in Treat Giving but need to be Socially Distanced? Here are some fun suggestions to help you participate more safely:

Create a Treat Slide! Consider using a slide or tube to slide treats right into a Trick or Treater's bucket!

Wear a mask and gloves and use long tongs or a grabber to deliver treats directly into treat buckets.

Place 6' tape dots on your driveway to spread out waiting children.

Consider creating a clever Rube Goldberg type Treat Dispensing Machine. A stomp rocket could start the machine to keep fingers off of surfaces.

Treat Table - Set individually bagged treats on a treat table at the end of your driveway. See all the costumes and let kids come up one at a time to select a treat bag.

Zip Line - Slide treats down a zipline to waiting children from an upper floor. Attach bags with paperclips.

Clothesline - String a clothesline across your driveway and hang treats with clothespins from the line, 6' apart.


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Posts: 1182 | Location: NoVa | Registered: March 14, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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As a salute to 2020, “you’ll get nothing and like it!”

We have a nixed bag, some are turning off the lights and shutting up their home. Others say they’re putting candy in a big bowl. And some are just going about their business without concerns.

I think we’re just going dark.
 
Posts: 3983 | Location: west 'by god' virginia | Registered: May 30, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm going to give out candy. Not letting that stupid shit ruin it for kids. Shit's been ruined enough by idiots.


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I have twin 3yo nieces, so we'll be hosting them at my place for a "hayride" trick-or-treat at my place.

Trick or treat the front door, hayride around the field, stop at the side door, loop the woods, go to the garage door... and so on.

They should have a good time, I know the adults are looking forward to it.




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Hide the cars and hide in the back bedroom with lights out so it looks like no one is home. Maybe we will get lucky and catch a burglar.

Just kidding. Mrs Greener makes custom costumes for all the grandkids to order, but it looks like trick or treating is not going to happen this year except with close family. Our kids have started leaving Christmas trees up all year with changing decorations for various holidays. The trees are looking spooky already.


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I thought it was settled business, that we are shooting from the porch?




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Undecided yet.

Option 1) wrist rocket and surgical gloves.

Option 2) give kids candy like every halloween, let parents decide if the want to spray it with Lysol or quarantine it for 48 hours first.

I really want to do #1, but I'm afraid the police will show up at my door. So I think I'll go #2.



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25 feet of 3 inch PVC pipe, send candy out to the street, right into their little baskets and bags.



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I'm planning to do what I always do: Invite my close friends over, move the patio chimney to the front steps, turn on some spooky music, and hand out candy and glow sticks.

Kids (and adults) need a break from this madness.




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Have not decided, but here is my top 5 list being considered...

1) A pneumatic tube system like those money tubes at the drive through bank, powered by a shop vac.

2) Potato gun!

3) Zip line to the mail box.

4) Scattered on the lawn like bird seed.

5) Turn the lights out and watch a movie.



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Table with candy on it toward the end of the driveway. My wife and I and some some friends in chairs, and a cooler, 10-12 feet closer to the house than the table. Seems plenty safe to me.

We usually put a cooler with ice and a bunch of small water bottles next to the candy because we’re in Florida and it’s usually in the high 70s. Water goes faster than the candy.
 
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Have not decided, but here is my top 5 list being considered...

1) A pneumatic tube system like those money tubes at the drive through bank, powered by a shop vac.

2) Potato gun!

3) Zip line to the mail box.

4) Scattered on the lawn like bird seed.

5) Turn the lights out and watch a movie.


With the windows open and TV loud enough to be heard at the street, optimal movie selection is; Pulp Fiction followed by Rocky Horror.

Any kids coming up to a darkened house with either of those playing deserve some candy. Big Grin









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I plan to pass out candy as I always have. One of the worst aspects of the Whoo Hoo Floo is making kids wear masks. And showing them how panicked we are.


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Not bother. I haven't had more than 1 or 2 kids for Hallowe'en in the last 10 years--they mostly are driven to parties somewhere. Not sure what will happen this year, as I don't have a wife or kids and don't get informed about neighborhood plans.

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I'm going to give out candy. Not letting that stupid shit ruin it for kids. Shit's been ruined enough by idiots.


This exactly. Well said.
 
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Last year we had I think three kids, we had a fairly small bag of Skittles to give away. The year before, our first Halloween in our new house, we bought a Costco sized bag and zero kids came by.

This year, I think we'll give out canned hams or something different if any show up.



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Link to original video: https://youtu.be/4bGiPUvljHA

Notice the blue can in the caddy thing, for the adults only, of course.
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We usually get several hundred kids coming by. I've got maybe 50 sounds of mixed chocolates and other goodies set aside for them. If they don't come, I'm putting it in the freezer for next year. My guess is they'll come. The neighborhood is well decorated.
 
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