According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participating in traditional trick-or-treating (where treats are handed to children who go door-to-door), is a high-risk activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As our community plans for fall celebrations, here are ideas for lower-risk activities to help protect you, and your families, friends and community.
"BOO" Your Neighbors
Surprise your neighbors with secret gifts!
- Select two neighbors without "BOO-ed" signs in their windows.
- Safely package gifts (wash your hands first!). Ideas include cards, prepackaged treats, small decorations, etc. Include a copy of this sign.
- Secretly deliver your surprises!
- Share the fun via social using #IssaquahBOO.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Print this guide, and go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt for Halloween and fall decorations!
- Nerd Culture Club: Librarians recommend Halloween stories for kids.
- Spooky Storytelling: Send in your best scary story by Oct. 21.
- Horror Acting 101: Learn techniques to increase your acting skills.
- Virtual Zombie Walk: Join a virtual version of an Issaquah favorite: the Zombie Walk.
- Halloween Story Time: Listen to stories and wear your best Halloween costume.
- Spiderella: Learn about spiders on Halloween!
Hillside Cemetery Tour
Join Issaquah History Museums Director Erica Maniez for a guided walk in Issaquah's Hillside Cemetery.
Carve or decorate pumpkins with members of your household and display them for your neighborhood!
Impress with Decorations
Decorate your house, apartment or living space for Halloween with family-friendly items. Or, organize a decorating competition in your neighborhood and award prizes!
Trick-or-Treat at Home
Hide candy or gifts for your family's trick-or-treaters in different rooms, or your yard.