Halloween Again 2020

Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years, you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

Could be very scary BOO!

This year Halloween will have a different look and feel. Some people are wondering if they should have their kids go trick or treating or not. Other people have come up with some brilliant ideas on having their kids trick or treat at home.

Here are some ideas people have come up with:

In their house they will have all the doors closed, the kids will dress up as usual and go to each closed door, someone in the family will open the door and give the kids their treats. Of course, the house will be very decorated inside, with all the scary stuff hung up. Some people have created a Pumpkin Patch in their yards, with hay bales etc. and have the kids go through there, gathering their treats along the way. Some of the people are hiding their candy in their yards or inside their house and having the kids look for the treats like they would for an Easter Egg hunt. (I like that one, it sounds like fun)

I heard of one place where the adults are going to dress up and go knocking on their doors at home, and the kids would give the adults the treats (of course this could backfire as the kids might want the adults to do tricks instead hahaha) 

As for treat giving there are so many inventive ways this year. If the kids are going outside in their own yard, or to people’s houses one of the things I saw was to get some baby socks fill them with rice, put them in the microwave for a few seconds then give them to the kids to keep their hand warm ( great idea)

If you are giving out treats this year think of the no touch way. I saw on tv where people made a long tube out of PVC pipe and put chocolate bars into the pipe so that it would go into the kids’ bag. I have heard where people have just left the candy outside on a table, or decorated a tree in orange fashion filled with candies.

Some people are staying home and having a zoom party (if my WIFI wasn’t so hit and miss I could do this to, usually if I have to go on zoom, I have to leave the house) 

So many cool ideas out there this year, if you don’t have your own go on the internet, so many great things you can do for Halloween this year.

But remember whatever you do stay safe, if you are taking your kids out trick or treating make sure to have them and you wear visible clothing, so that drivers can see all of you.