Holly Willoughby shares COVID-friendly trick or treating alternative for families
27 October 2020, 13:09
Holly Willoughby has shared the perfect way to get your kids out this Halloween while remaining safe.
Halloween this year is going to be very different for many families across the UK as lockdown measures remain in place.
And while trick or treating may be off the cards, that doesn't mean you have to cancel Halloween plans all together.
Expressing the worries of many parents, the mum-of-three said on the show: "I don't know how I feel about my kids putting their hand in a bucket of sweets and picking up everyone else's – other hands have been in the same thing."
Instead, the TV host suggested a pumpkin trail in your local areas.
Holly went on to explain: "You know during lockdown where everyone was putting the rainbows in the windows and you could walk around with the kids and spot the rainbows?
"What people are doing, instead of trick or treating, is going around their local area spotting pumpkins in the window."
She added that in order to give your kids treats, you can reward them for every pumpkin they spot with a sweet from their own bucket of treats, avoiding any contamination from other households.
Holly said that while it "may not be the same" it is a way to make "the best out of the situation."
The host added that this way, your kids can still get dressed up and get out and about.
This Morning are even getting families across the UK involved in the idea, by creating a pumpkin template to stick in their windows.
You can download the 'pumpkin trail' template from the This Morning website.