Send A Treat To Your Special Friend

I’ve lived in apartments my entire adult life, and while there’s been a lot to love, one thing that has always disappointed me about apartment living was the lack of trick-or-treating at the event. Most kids didn’t just go from apartment to apartment trick-or-treating; they would go to a nearby neighborhood with streets full of single-family homes, and I always got discouraged.

This year, I couldn’t be more excited to live in a townhome, complete with a small front porch and patio that’s sure to attract some sweet-seekers. Rumor has it my neighborhood is going crazy for the event and honestly I’m excited! I don’t have kids of my own, and I’m not one to go to a party on this event night, so instead I’m excited to have a cozy event night with friends and hand out candy. I’m determined to be the best home on the block for trick-or-treaters, and I’m going to tell you exactly how I’m going to do it. Read on for five ways to make your house trick-or-treating friendly, as well as one of the most memorable houses of the night.

Make Sure Your Home Is Well Lit

Turning off all the lights is the universal signal for “no one home,” and that especially applies to the night of the event. If you want to engage in trick-or-treating, make sure it’s obvious with a well-lit exterior. Double check that your front door lighting is working and replace any bulbs that are dead or too dim. Even if you’re ready and full of candy, if your front door lights aren’t on, trick-or-treaters are likely to walk past your house, simply because it’s dark.

Put Up Outdoor Decorations

Once you have set up the lighting, the next step is the decoration of the event. Nothing says “Welcome, trick or treat!” Like some spooky decorations, so have fun decorating the outside of your home. It can be as simple as a wreath on your front door or as elaborate as a giant skeleton in your front yard. I personally love the colored lights at the event – ​​this year, I put a string of purple and orange lights on the bush outside my front window. If you prefer something more spooky, fake spider webs, tombstones, and bat decorations are super effective. And of course pumpkins and gourds are a staple of the event. If you plan on carving your pumpkins, allow until a couple of days before this event to get them looking fresh!

Use A Speaker

Playing the soundtrack of the event as trick-or-treaters approach your house will definitely set you apart from other houses on the block. If it’s not too cold, open a front window and place a small speaker on the sill. Or you can keep the music inside for the kids to hear when the door opens. If you prefer to sit outside handing out candy, break out a portable Bluetooth speaker to make some spooky jams. Spotify has fun with event playlists that you can play, or you can always create your own!


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