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5 Fun Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating this Halloween

Kids in carnival costumes are celebrating Halloween, wearing face masks and playing with pumpkins and candies indoors

Not up for trick or treating this year? No problem! There are plenty of fun Halloween activities that are just as fun as the nighttime tradition.


Neighborhood Bike Parade

Get glowsticks, battery lights, toilet paper and toy spiders to decorate your bikes, scooters and wagon for a ride around the block. Invite your neighbors to join and take your parade to a local park. 


Scavenger Hunt

Team up with the various families throughout your neighborhood and have each family hide something in their front yard or windows for a fun scavenger hunt. If your neighborhood already has decorated houses use this free Halloween Scavenger Hunt printable on a nighttime walk.


Halloween Drive-By

If you live in a little more of a remote area, you can organize a drive-by with family and friends who would love to see each other’s costumes. You can make plans to meet up for a sweet treat too – here are the best local shops serving up spooky treats.


Outdoor Movie Night

Pull out the blankets for sitting and screen and set up projector outside (or get creative and use your cellphone) for a movie night. Set up social distancing squares and invite friends and family to join you. 


Boo Your Friends + Family

Remember the good ole’ days of ding dong ditching? Well, this is a friendlier version of that. Fill up a Halloween bucket of goodies – from candy to little trinkets – have your littles put it on your friend’s front porch, ring the door bell, and have them run back to watch the magic of their “Boo” – everyone will get a kick out of it!




About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!


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