Stay Spooky, Stay Safe
This year, Halloween might seem a little different. That’s why we created the Red Pumpkin Project – a Canada-wide community effort reminding families, friends, and Frankensteins to stay safe while having fun, whether you’re trick-or-treating or staying at home!
Wear or display a red pumpkin this Halloween to encourage your community to stay safe. For all our trick-or-treating tips, Halloween activities, and advice from Today’s Parent and industry experts, just scroll down…IF YOU DARE.
No matter how you’re celebrating, let’s keep Halloween safe and spooky for everyone!
Follow Local Public Health Advice
Keeping everyone safe this Halloween requires all of us. We’ve partnered with Today’s Parent and industry experts like Dr. Sumontra Chakrabarti, Head of Infectious Diseases at Trillium Health Partners to share credible information. Please, do your part and follow guidelines from local government and public health authorities. If you need to stay home, we’ve got a full list of fun ideas below!
Wear a face mask or face covering that covers BOTH your mouth and nose.
Keep kids with food allergies safe by offering peanut-free options.
Position a table between yourself and trick-or-treaters (ideally outdoors).
Use the Red Pumpkin decal to mark 6-foot lines leading to your front door.
Print off a Red Pumpkin poster and display it wherever trick-or-treaters can spot it.
Use washable chalk or paint to transform your outdoor space with the Stay Spooky, Stay Safe stencil.
Dress up the family and set up a spooky video call with friends. Have some Halloween snacks nearby and make sure to give each child their time to shine.
On Halloween Day, dress up the kids and plan to show family and friends by having a costume parade from the sidewalk or porch. If you’re feeling extra festive, bring bags of treats to safely deliver to extended family.
1. Print off a Red Pumpkin poster and display it wherever trick-or-treaters can spot it.
2. Use washable chalk or paint to transform your outdoor space with the Stay Spooky, Stay Safe stencil.
3. Promote social distancing by placing Red Pumpkin decals 6ft apart. Simply print, measure, and display.
4. Print, cut, and pin a small Red Pumpkin to your costume to show others you’re practicing a safe Halloween.
If you want to stay spooky and cozy, stay in and watch a Halloween-themed movie or show. Festive snacks and drinks are encouraged, but costumes are a must!
Hide treats all over your home for little Frankensteins to find. Use bedroom or closet doors for a trick-or-treat experience, set up candy stations, or draw a helpful map..
Craft a Halloween-themed calendar. Fill days with activities, jokes, fun facts, whatever! For extra oomph, end the month with a Halloween Piñata.
Create a new Halloween tradition with a fun and spooky spirit who hides treats around the house all through October. For extra spirit points, have the kids search for treats while wearing their costumes.
Share Your Celebrations!
Show us how your family and friends are staying safe and spooky this Halloween by using #RedPumpkinProject.
From hair-raising decorations to fun-filled activities, we want to see all the ways you’re safely keeping the spirit of Halloween alive!
More Fun & Safe Activities
Nestlé has proudly partnered with Today’s Parent to support a fun and safe Halloween for you and your community. Find more tips, tricks, and treats below.