Planning to hand out treats to trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Or maybe you’re taking the kids or grandkids out around the neighborhood to go trick-or-treating? You might want to check out and join Nextdoor’s annual Halloween Treat Map.
Nextdoor, a free private social network for neighborhoods, offers the Treat Map as a way for people to find out what other homes in their specific neighborhood are joining in on Halloween trick-or-treat activities. The Treat Map lets you post if you’re offering treats or having a haunted house. It also creates a map of homes in your neighborhood that are participating.
It’s simple to do! Here’s how to get started:
- First, go to Nextdoor’s Treat Map page, which is available via computer or mobile device. If you are already a Nextdoor member, you just need to log in. If you haven’t joined Nextdoor yet, then you will need to sign up before being able to participate. (Unfortunately, if Nextdoor is not yet available in your neighborhood, you won’t be able to use the map.)
- Once on the Treat Map page, you can select if you will be giving out treats, hosting a haunted house, giving out allergy-free (nonfood) treats, or not doing anything this year. Just so you know, Nextdoor does not allow you to select more than one option. That means, for example, if you’re offering both treats and non-allergy treats, you will have to decide which one option you will have posted on the map. You also have the option to skip the answer page.
- After the initial question page, the Treat Map for your neighborhood will come up. Homes in your neighborhood participating will be designated with a candy corn (treats), haunted house or teal pumpkin (allergy-free treats). You can then use the map to plan a trick-or-treat route!