Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays. Growing up, I couldn’t wait until I had a house where I could hand out candy. Last year, we closed on our house on November 1st. I remember being so sad we missed Trick or Treating by one stinking day and telling Josh as we picked up the keys, “Next year we’ll be able to go all out for Halloween!”
Unfortunately, the pandemic had other plans. While I love trick or treating, I don’t want to risk ours or others’ safety. Covid is no joke. I thought for sure we wouldn’t be able to partake in handing out candy this year, until I decided to get creative.
I call it the pick your own pumpkin patch! Creating it was simple. We simply swung by Hy-Vee to grab the biggest bag of our favorite candy. We also bought some plastic pumpkins and a fun little yard sign.
To make your own pumpkin patch, simply fill up the plastic pumpkins with candy and toys. Then place them in your yard with a sign to let parents and kids know they can pick their own treat.
We plan to sit in our driveway and say hi to our neighbors as they walk the street. While it’s not the Halloween we had planned, it’s still going to be a whole lot of fun. Yay for quarantine creativity!
Pro tip: make sure you buy the candy you like, so you can eat any leftovers!
We’ve always loved Hy-Vee but they’ve become a necessity during quarantine. Their online ordering and curbside pickup is clutch as we avoid going in stores, and you can’t beat their selection. We have also saved so much money on gas with all the fuel saver perks we’ve been earning. This year has been the year for home cooked meals and all the fun recipes. Josh and I want to make this festive hand and eyeball punch to sip as we sit in our driveway on Halloween.
Questions of the Day: Are you planning on trick or treating this year? What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
Thank you to Hy-Vee for sponsoring this post!
What an adorable idea!! We will definitely be copying this for this year!!
Iris Findlay says
Oh my goodness, how cute is this?! I’m sure the kiddos will love it. I may have to try this for my neighborhood!
Neely Moldovan says
YES! I love this idea! We wanted to do something like this and I had no idea what to call it!
That is such a cute idea! I love the way it helps keep Halloween and fall fun for the kids but still lets us all stay as safe as possible.
I think this might be the best idea I’ve seen for Halloween in a long time. These days, people are leery of going anywhere, which I totally get. I think this is a great way to stay safe and still give the kids their Halloween fun.
Oh my goodness what a clever idea! We’ve been wondering what we are going to do about trick or treaters this halloween. Going to have to save this idea!
I love this idea! It’s very similar to what I have planned for our kids.
Paper Mint Books says
Aww this is such a creative an adorable idea !! (: Thank you for sharing!
I actually haven’t heard of pumpkin picking this way, a very creative idea.
Such a totally genius idea for Halloween this year! We live in a townhome neighborhood and have no yard and no trick-or-treaters, but I could definitely pass this idea along to my friends who have yards and kids that like to come around for candy. It’s so clever!
Gervin Khan says
It’s the time of the year that kid’s love to be spoof, trick or treat, Halloween is just around the corner. You totally nailed it when comes to a perfect treat and ideas that is out of this world. Everything is spooky in a mesmerizing way.
Michelle Latinovich says
I absolutely LOVE this idea for Halloween. Making your own pumpkin patch is festive and perfect!
Marie Phillips says
I loooove this idea. I need to see if I can find some of those pumpkins. I rarely go into stores anymore since Covid, so I often don’t see when great ideas like this are available.
Wow this is a fun way to have Halloween this year! It’s like an Easter Egg hunt I love this concept!
what a great idea and keep Halloween fun for kids during covid.
Emily Fata says
What a super-fun idea for Halloween this year! Who says we have to get rid of trick-or-treating altogether when you have fun options like this?! 🙂
Maria N Azanha says
What a great idea for the kids! Such a pitty that Covid had prevented so many people from full celebrations.
What a fun and super cute idea! I’m sure my kids would love to do this this year!
What a lovely and fun idea. This year we gonna decorate the house, carve pumpkins, and have a nice stay-at-home scary family movie night. Nothing will stop us from having fun 😉
Super Busy Mum says
Ok, hands down, this is the CUTEST pumpkin patch idea I have ever seen! So, so cute!! Happy Halloween!
Morgan Tyner says
I was just reading through this post and showed it to my mom — and she is OBSESSED with the idea!! I think she’s going to try it. We love Halloween and spooky season — and this is just so unique and fun! Definitely saving this and have already sent it to my mom! So so fun! Love how you created this idea! 🎃🧡
Ashley Robertson says
such a great idea!