Halloween Tips to Ensure Fun and Safety

The time has come for our cute little ghouls and goblins, princesses and animals, and zombie everything to wander the streets in search of candy and other treats.

Happy Halloween!!

halloween trick or treating

I love the traditions of fun costumes for little ones, pumpkin patches, school parades, and trick-or-treating that we all get to enjoy this time of year.

Here are a few tips for keeping trick-or-treat night safe and fun for all!

  • Ease toddlers and preschoolers into trick-or-treating by respecting normal bedtime as much as possible.  Head out early for trick-or-treat time and then whisk them off to bed.
  • Avoid costumes with tripping hazards, particularly for the young ones.
  • Make sure you are visible.  Light colors and reflectors on costumes go a long way.
  • Stay on side walks and in well-lit areas as much as possible.
  • Only approach houses with lights on.  Never enter a stranger’s home while trick-or-treating.
  • For older kids allowed to go with friends, make sure you know their route and agree upon a time they will be home.
  • No candy is eaten until parents check it out at home. (And parents get anything from toddlers that looks like a choking hazard!)

Have a fun and safe Halloween!!




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