Halloween 2020 Survey Results

Gift Card Granny conducted a survey to determine how many users plan on participating in Halloween this year. 2,373 US-based consumers who have visited www.giftcardgranny.com responded. We asked users about their Halloween plans, candy budget, costume preference, and favorite Halloween treats. Keep reading to find out the results of our Halloween survey.

Halloween Survey 2020

We asked Granny users the following questions:

Will you celebrate Halloween this year?

Based on the feedback we received, 70% of users said they still plan on celebrating Halloween this year.

Will you be taking kids trick or treating?

A large number of our participants fell between the age range of 35-44 and 25-34. When it comes to taking the kids out for trick or treating, 65% said no, while 35% said yes.

Will you hand out candy or leave a bowl of candy out this year?

The results for this were a close one. 32% said they were still planning on handing out candy while 29% said they were going to leave a bowl outside. 39% of users said they weren’t planning on doing either.

How much do you plan to spend on Halloween candy?

For users who are buying candy this year, they plan on spending between $11-$35. But, 26% of users responded with their not handing out any candy at all this year.

Do you plan to dress up for Halloween this year?

Over 40% of users said they still plan on dressing up, while 37% said no, and 22% were not sure.

Did you dress up for Halloween last year?

55% said yes while 45% said no.

Which candy do you prefer?

Candy apples are the preferred holiday treat over candy corn. 43% voted yes to candy apple and 31% voted for candy corn. Interestingly enough, 26% voted for neither.

halloween infographic 2020

Thanks to all of the Granny users who participated.

To summarize, our survey results revealed many users are rethinking their Halloween plans for 2020. Just remember, you can still enjoy the spirit of Halloween and stay safe. Check out our Alternative Halloween Ideas below for new ways to celebrate Halloween.

5 Alternative Halloween Ideas

We recently sent out a survey to all of our loyal Gift Card Granny users to get an understanding of how Covid-19 has affected everyday consumer's shopping habits and celebration plans for Halloween. The results are in and while 70% of users said they plan on celebrating Halloween, 65% said they will not be taking the kids trick-or-treating and 39% said they will not be handing out candy or setting some out. With this in mind, we decided to research some alternative ways to enjoy Halloween.

1. Make your home a haunted house.

There's no need to pay for or make a trip out to a haunted house this year. With Halloween decorations from retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wayfair, Walmart, and more, you and your family can have a blast turning your home into a spooky haunted house. Popular haunted house themes include classic monsters, zombies, ghosts, and skeletons. For example,

Outdoor décor

Many home improvement stores offer a variety of festive outdoor Halloween decor. From animated figures to fog machines, inflatable lawn decorations to skeletons, there are a ton of possibilities.

Indoor décor

Who said Halloween decorations were for just outside? Add some frightfully fun Halloween-themed accents and décor to your living room, dining room, and more.

  • Wayfair has everything from creepy window decals to giant spider webs available. You can even filter by price point and theme.
  • Pick up Halloween themed banners, paper supplies, drinkware, lights, and wall décor at Walmart.

2. Carve pumpkins on Halloween.

picture of a jack-o-lantern

While carving pumpkins is typically a tradition before Halloween, nothing is stopping you from enjoying this activity on the day of. Get the family together and carve pumpkins with favorite cartoon characters or stick to easy, simple jack-o-lantern faces you know and love.

Want some new ideas for your pumpkins this year? Read our blog, 10 Cheap And Easy Ways To Decorate Your Pumpkin For Halloween for inspiration.

3. Throw a spooky dance party.

Hearing classic Halloween music puts anyone in the mood for a little fun. Make a Halloween playlist or choose a Halloween playlist from your favorite music service like Spotify. Set out the snack bowls, put on those light effects, and throw your own Halloween dance party.

4. Hold a virtual costume contest.

dog in halloween costume

Do you have the perfect costume idea this year and don’t want to waste it? You don’t have to! Dress up for Halloween as you normally would and invite friends to join in via a virtual costume contest. Even if you’re not meeting in person, you can still give away prizes, like an eGift card, for the following categories:

  • Best Couples Costume
  • Most Creative Costume
  • Funniest Costume
  • Scariest Costume
  • Best Overall Costume

5. Have a Halloween parade.

Get in touch with neighbors and plan a Halloween parade around your block. Have everyone set out candy in their yards or on the sidewalk and schedule times to have each household walk around and trick or treat (social distancing style). Neighbors can remain on their porches or in front of their homes and you and the family can show off your great costumes and enjoy trick or treating at the same time.

Do you have any ideas for a new way to celebrate Halloween this year? We want to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below.