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Halloween Tips, Tricks and Treats

  10/27/2017 7:05:15 PM

Halloween Tips, Tricks and Treats

Trick-or-treating and Halloween parties can be some of the best parts of fall as the kids get a chance to dress up, indulge in some sweet treats and get some physical activity. But for moms and dads, often there’s a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns. We’ve compiled some of our best tips, tricks and treats to make this the best Halloween yet.

What to Know Before You Go

If you plan to go trick-or-treating with your kids, it’s a good idea to plan ahead:

  • Know your trick-or-treat route and make sure an adult is accompanying your ghoulish gang of trick-or-treaters.
  • Take flashlights to light the way to the next candy pit stop. Only go to homes with porchlights on and remind children to never enter a home to receive a treat.
  • Make sure costumes are bright and reflective. This can make children more visible to drivers and others around you. Consider adding reflective tape to the front, back and sides of costumes.
  • Look for costumes, wigs and accessories that are clearly marked as fire-resistant. You don’t want a mishap with a candle-lit pumpkin to turn tragic.
  • If part of your costume involves a sword, cane or stick, ensure that they are not too sharp or pointy.
  • Remember that some children cannot eat candy due to allergies or other medical needs. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a newly developed initiative to make Halloween fun for all. Placing a teal pumpkin outside your home signifies that you have a treat to give away that is not edible.
  • In case of emergency, review or teach your children how to call 9-1-1. Let law enforcement know if you see any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Home is Where the Treats Are

With trick-or-treaters nigh, fall is also a great time to address small outdoor hazards around the house. Here are some ideas for making your home safe:

  • Homeowners should remove anything that someone might be able to trip on, such as a garden hose or stray toys, from their walkways.
  • Make sure your exterior lights work and replace burned out bulbs.
  • Leaves should be swept away from your walkways.
  • Remember to treat your pets too – bring them indoors and consider a new toy or treats to keep them calm during the night. ATC’s Petsmart has you covered on all your pet’s needs.

Take our advice and we know your Halloween will be both spooky and safe. Happy trick-or-treating!

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