2020 has been quite a year. Will we have Halloween this year due to COVID-19? Who knows? Maybe it will be a low-key event between a select group of neighbours. Of course, since most kids where masks as part of their costumes, Halloween could turn out to be a fairly safe event. I saw at my local grocery store that they were already selling Halloween candy last week! So perhaps grocery stores are in the know!
Tips for Handing Out Halloween Candy
- Before giving out Halloween candy, put the candy outside for at least six hours to let any possible virus die off;
- Keep hands sanitized if you plan on handing out any treats to your costumed visitors.
Tetro adds that one positive aspect of trick-or-treating is it takes place outdoors where there is less chance of catching the coronavirus.
Wondering what to be for Halloween this year? Here are some popular Halloween costume ideas for 2020:
Joe Exotic from Tiger King
Rick & Morty
Anyone from The Masked Singer
Here’s where to buy Halloween costumes in Toronto:
Located at 685 Mount Pleasant Road, Candy’s Costume Shop is open all year round and provides costumes for adults and children, ages three and up. You can also find wigs, hats, makeup and accessories to complete your costume look. If you don’t want to shop in person, you can purchase costumes and accessories online.
Make sure that you place your order before Sunday, October 16, 2020 in order to ensure your costume will arrive by October 31, 2020. All items purchased in October are final sale with no refunds, returns or exchanges.
Spirit Halloween carries Halloween costumes for everyone! Whether you are looking for men’s costumes, women’s costumes, kid’s costumes, baby and toddler costumes, couple’s costumes or plus-size costumes, Spirit Halloween has got them! Their locations in Toronto are at 415 King Street West; 815 Eglinton Avenue East; 2231 St. Clair Avenue West; 165 North Queen Street Unit F1; and 787 Milner Avenue Unit C1.
Value Village is a great place to buy Halloween costumes. They carry new Halloween costumes that are exclusive to Value Village, as well as gently used costumes. You’ll save a bundle on your costume when you buy it at Value Village. Toronto Value Village locations include 924 Queen St. E., 2119 Danforth Avenue, 1980 Eglinton Avenue East, 1525 Victoria Park Avenue, 1319 Bloor St. W., and 1020 Islington Avenue.
Party City is the place to shop online for Halloween costumes. They carry a variety of costumes including Disney costumes, Superhero costumes, horror costumes, animal and bug costumes, gamer costumes and career costumes. When they say they have costumes for everyone, they mean everyone…they even carry dog costumes! You’ll also find Halloween accessories, outdoor decorations and party supplies.
Let’s hope Halloween isn’t cancelled this year…for the kids’ sake!
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