PURPLE PUMPKINS for Halloween 2020! What you need to know!

Do you plan on taking your kiddos trick-or-treating this year? If you do, look out for the PURPLE PUMPKINS? I had no idea this was a thing that is going to happen next weekend until I heard someone mention it on the news this morning!

It's been a year of adjustments. It's definitely been difficult enough trying to adapt to our new normal of wearing masks, social distancing and consistently keeping our hands clean everywhere we go. It’s been even more difficult trying to explain that to a child and through that struggle sparked an idea. Some parents have banded together to create the latest viral Halloween trend: purple pumpkins!

Placing a purple pumpkin out on your porch, in your window or on your lawn signifies a safe location for trick-or-treating. These people are signifying that they are not sick, will be wearing gloves to hand out candy, and keeping their masks on so that your kiddos can still have Halloween fun. While this doesn’t completely ease the worries of protective parents, it will certainly help some.

"Parents have encouraged those who wish to participate to paint a pumpkin, cut one out of construction paper or even just draw them on their windows! The idea is to show kids and parents alike that Halloween doesn’t have to be completely canceled as long as everyone’s practicing safe social distancing and being considerate of their surroundings. Individually-wrapped candy is key!" - Taste of Home