Halloween

Tricks and Trends for Halloween 2019!

Written by Shannon Toliver

Halloween is just around the corner, and neighbors everywhere are in the mood to be BOOed! Whether you’re taking your dressed-up crew around the neighborhood or staying home to greet eager guys and ghouls, Nextdoor can help you make the most of this spooktacular season.

Need a last minute costume? Check out For Sale & Free to trade with your neighbors. Looking for the best pumpkin patch and corn maze? Ask your neighbors for local recommendations. Want to be the ghostess with the mostest? Post on Nextdoor to plan a neighborhood costume contest or jack-o-lantern carving party!

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From most popular costumes, to favorite tasty treats, we asked neighbors* across the country how they plan to celebrate the most neighborly night of the year. Check out the top trends for Halloween 2019:

Best way to celebrate 🎃

  1. Trick-or-treating – 34%
  2. Scary movie marathon – 11%
  3. Costume parties – 10%
  4. Carving jack-o-lanterns – 10%
  5. Visiting a haunted house – 7%

Favorite Halloween candy 🍬

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – 27%
  2. Snickers – 11%
  3. Kit Kats – 9%
  4. Butterfingers – 7%
  5. Twix – 7%

Trending costumes 🧙‍♀️

  • Witch 
  • Superhero
  • Pirate
  • Cat
  • Addams Family

Boo-tiful haunted houses? 👻

  • 63% say “if you’ve got it, haunt it!”

Be sure to add your home to Nextdoor’s Treat Map to find the best streets for treats! Mark your house with a candy corn icon if you’ll be passing out candy, a teal pumpkin if you’ll be providing allergy-friendly or non-food treats, or a haunted house icon to show that you’ve spooked out your home. Neighbors can then use the Treat Map to plan out a safe and efficient trick-or-treat route, visit allergy-free homes to make Halloween inclusive for all, and avoid the scary scenes if your little ones are too cute for a spook!

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To ensure Halloween is the most stress-free celebration of all, we asked lifestyle expert Meaghan B. Murphy to share her tips and tricks on how to creep it real.

How does your neighborhood celebrate Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!


*Survey methodology: Survey conducted by Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network, from October 2, 2019 to October 7, 2019, among 2,183 neighbors in over 100 cities across the United States.

Reminder: this is Nextdoor’s national blog. To connect with your local neighborhood, please login at www.nextdoor.com

3 Comments

  • Yes we hand out candies galore, but we also hand out non-allergy glow necklaces, rings, and little stuffed animals. Your selection for treats doesn’t allow for listing two choices which then becomes misleading. You should l alter the website to allow two choices.

  • We are not handing out treats this year as it is just to dangerously cold. I don’t want to encourage parents to bring their young children out for candy that parents can easily buy themselves. I bought a bag of their fav candy for my grand goobers. It’s also a waste of energy to open and close my door for 2hours.

  • I would like to ask that in the future we be able to put both candy and allergie free as an option, not just one or the other.

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