Trick or treating alternatives for teens
By Intermountain Healthcare
Oct 23, 2019
Updated Oct 25, 2023
5 min read
Halloween doesn’t have to be just fun and games for your teenager. Encourage them to volunteer in the community. There are many service opportunities on Halloween. Whether they volunteer at a haunted house, fall festival, or soup kitchen, it’ll be good for your teen and good for the community they serve.
Are you worried about what your teenager will do when they give up trick-or-treating? It’s natural to wonder if they’ll roam the streets with friends who will toilet paper homes, smash pumpkins, or terrorize little kids. Instead of letting your kids fill their time with whatever seems fun in the moment, take control of the situation by helping your teen plan a fun, safe Halloween with friends. From parties and progressive dinners to volunteering and passing out candy, your teen can have a fun and mischief-free Halloween.