Families get creative while Sydney prepares for a COVID-safe trick or treat

Dean Salakas, owner of supply store The Party People, said COVID-safe trick or treat tools, such as skeletal forceps, had also been hugely popular. “We’ve seen people do some innovative things around it too,” he said.

Salakas’ parents will supply lollies to children in a kettle attached to a zip line so they can stay socially at a distance. He said Halloween was not the top priority for Sydneysiders when they first came out of the lockdown, but they were now thrilled.

“I think everyone in the first week got their hair done and then realized, oh hey, we have Halloween,” he said.

“I think people go bigger than usual for Halloween now because it’s like they’ve been locked inside for so long.”

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