Halloween is next Tuesday! Have you decorated your house? Have you bought mixed bags of candy? Are your kids already wearing their costumes around the house? With all the excitement of Halloween, it’s easy to forget basic safety tips. Use our guide to keep you and your family safe this Halloween.
Choose face paint over masks for better vision
Decorate trick-or-treat bags and costumes with reflective tape
Bring flashlights – or glow sticks for more fun
Avoid costumes with long capes or other objects that are easy to trip over
Teach kids to always make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them
Kids under 12 should never be without a parent or guardian and should travel in groups
Remind kids to never enter a stranger’s home or car
Avoid walking while texting or looking at your phone
Visit more heavily populated neighborhoods and stay on the sidewalks
Stick to neighborhoods you know
Travel in groups
Check candy bags for unwrapped candy or anything that looks like it may have been tampered with
Get started early – you don’t have to wait until after dark to start trick-or-treating!
Only visit homes with porch lights on and preferably those with decorations
Consider keeping non-food trick-or-treating items for kids with allergies
Always pay attention, and notify law enforcement of suspicious activity
Remember to have fun! Though it began as a religious celebration of saints, Halloween has evolved into a holiday about celebrating fall, eating delicious treats, and having a day where kids can dress up and “be” whoever or whatever they want. Don’t forget about our safety tips, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself, either!
Anastasia graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor's degree in Songwriting. When she's not writing, she's on a mission to visit all 50 states in the U.S (and to date has reached 36). Anastasia loves writing music, hiking, and playing with her pets (hedgehog, cat, and dog). She loves animals (but not so much bugs) and spends her free time volunteering for The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennesee.
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