Halloween isn’t canceled this year, it’s just different. This year why not try a Halloween Hunt in your backyard. Socially distance and still have fun!
All you will need to make these fun treat bags is, a bag of candy, mini glow sticks if you want to have the Halloween Treat Hunt at night, small treat bags, and stickers.
This year we will not be Trick-or-treating, but I still wanted my little goblins and ghouls to have fun when the sun went down, the moon came out, and the ghosts and witches were ready to play. This means my little treat bags will need to be visible in the dark, and these mini glow sticks were the perfect answer. I ordered a package of 200 for $23 on October 6th and they came were delivered on the 8th. Definitely a good idea to order them early. Not only are they very popular this year, but you will need time to put them together.
After I added the candy and mini glow stick to the bag, the question of how to seal the bag was a concern. At first I was going to use thin ribbon to tie it shut, but then I pictured little kids trying to open the bags and getting very frustrated. So I decided to fold over the little bag and use a sticker to keep it closed. The next issue… STICKERS ARE EXPENSIVE! Well… they are when you need 200 of them. My local Dollar Store had cute Halloween stickers, but they came in packs of 20 or 30, so I was going to end up spending over $12. Not to mention some of the stickers in the packs would have been too small anyway. Instead I opted for the smiley stickers I found in the school supply section. I bought two packs of 112 stickers at $1 each. To make them a little more Halloween themed I drew little teeth and angry eyebrows on them. I thought it was cute.
With my supplies ready I went to work assembling the Halloween Hunt Treats. It goes by pretty fast, but it will still take a bit of time. One thing to keep in mind is give yourself enough room in the treat bag to be able to snap the mini glow stick when you go to hide them. The packaging said you will, “Enjoy hours of glow in the dark fun.” The listing promised 12 to 14 hours. I am planning to hide them a few hours before dark, snapping the mini glow sticks as I put them out.
You all know how hard I have worked on my garden, so I will also be using the fun caution tape you can find at any store that sells Halloween decor. I hit up the Dollar Store again and bought four packs of 30 feet each for only a $1 a piece. I also picked up these fun drink cups the kids can reuse throughout the night.
Now you cant have a bunch of treats without a few tricks as well. Along with hiding the glowing Halloween Treat bags I will also be adding regular glow sticks throughout the yard. Not everything that glows is a treat!!!
I hope you enjoy this Easy Halloween Treat Hunt idea and have a wonderful, safe, and of course HAPPY Halloween!!!