The CDC has officially recommended against trick-or-treating this year. It’s the right decision and we can’t argue against it. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still a total bummer for kids and grown-ups alike. Unfortunately it’s just not safe to have people going door to door and coming into close contact with their entire neighborhood during a global pandemic. But all hope is not lost just yet, even without a vaccine. There might still be way for us to continue Halloween‘s greatest tradition, all while practicing safe social distancing. We just need to follow one clever man’s lead and build our very own haunted zip-line.
Especially because this one delivers both candy and beer.
Woodworker Matt Thompson of Thompson Woodworks constructed a delightful contraption to help keep the trick-or-treat dream alive for his town. He built a social-distancing safe zip-line (which we first learned about at Laughing Squid) so he can hand out candy to kids who come by. He used a cable and some pulleys to create a line that runs from his porch to a decorated pole near the sidewalk. That way kids can safely take some candy from the attached ghost without having to get close to the house.
But the best part is that this is not just a candy delivery service. It also includes a beer caddy so Thompson can send out some grownup treats too. He hauls it back in with a fishing reel, in a system we’d like to see used on every holiday.
This isn’t the first device someone has come up with to make Halloween 2020 possible. The Wicked Makers YouTube channel released a video for a DIY candy tube. We love that, but after seeing this candy and beer zip-line we’re wondering if the tube can also be used as a beer funnel.
It’s been a long year, and no matter your age we can all use some treats this Halloween.
Featured Image: Thompson Woodworks