Halloween is not quite cancelled this year. Although the conventional ways of trick and treating may not be allowed, parents have come up with a safer way for their children to enjoy halloween through using pumpkins.
Instead of trick or treating, parents have been asked to hide a pumpkin or a drawing of pumpkins in their window. As the children walk by on halloween and spot the pumpkins, their parents will give them a treat. This avoids contact and keeps everyone safe whilst not fully cancelling halloween. The children will be able to still dress up as spooky characters and have a fun-filled evening pumpkin spotting. Although, it is not the same as knocking on peoples doors and getting the reactions to their costumes it will still spark some enjoyment and excitement for those taking part.
After Bev Lyn from Winton, a youth worker, created the Facebook group with the D-I-Y Halloween celebration, she explained how quickly her group grew and she now has more than 37,000 followers.