Do you have a little one who is excited to dress up and hunt for candy? Looking for a safer alternative to community trick or treating? Try one of these ideas!
Ghost Hunt – Plan a “ghost hunt” in your home! Using white tissue paper or tissues, gather the paper around the candy and tie off the end with a ribbon or rubber band. Draw a friendly ghost face on it and hide them around your home!
Drive Thru Trick or Treat – Neighborhoods and organizations throughout the community are hosting drive-thru trick or treating. Local events include:
- Tipp City’s Trunk or Treat at The Tipp City Church of the Nazarene on Oct. 28 from 6:30-8 pm
- Dr. Charles R. Drew Health Center’s Drive Thru Mask & Treat at the Center on Oct. 29 from 4-6 pm
- Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services Fall Harvest Drive Thru at Kettering Field on Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm
- Dayton View Triangle’s Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at College Hill Community Church on Oct. 31 from 4-6 pm
- Yellow Spring’s Halloween Blow Out at The John Bryan Community Center on Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm
Family Monster Mash Party – Put on your costume and crank up the party music! Let your kids dance to some kid-friendly Halloween songs in the comfort of your own home. Search on your favorite music app for a Halloween for Kids playlist.
Halloween Piñata – Make or purchase a Halloween-themed piñata and fill it with their favorite candy. Let them take turns hitting the piñata until the candy falls out!
Outdoor Halloween Movie Night – If it’s not too cold, hang a white sheet on the side of your home and project a fun Halloween movie onto the sheet. Don’t have a movie projector? Then bring the movie night indoors or go to Greater Dayton LGBT Center’s Free Drive-In Movie showing of Hocus Pocus at the Parking-N Jefferson Lot (44 N. Jefferson St., Dayton) on Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm. Bring snacks and blankets. Stay in your car and play the audio through the radio on channel 99.3 FM.
Pumpkin Glow – Visit Little Mound Park for their annual Light Up the Mound Pumpkin Glow on Oct. 31 from 6-9 pm. Pumpkins will be lit up for a fun sight to see and treats will be handed out. You can even have your own carved pumpkin featured by bringing it to the mound before 4 pm.