Tricks to Make Your Halloween Full of Treats

Posted On: October 30, 2018

This year, more than 70% of Americans will participate in Halloween festivities. Keep these few simple tips in mind to make Halloween safe and fun for everyone.

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Home Safe Home

If you plan to hand out candy, your front porch will be more than likely getting a lot of visitors. Make sure the area in front of your door is orderly by removing things children could trip over, like garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations. Keep your house well-lit and check and replace lightbulbs to ensure a safe, welcoming environment. Restrain your furry friends so they don’t run loose. If you’re not participating in the festivities, make sure to leave a note on the door so people do not ring your doorbell.

On the Trick-or-Treat Trail

If you’re taking to the neighborhood streets to fill your bag with candy, take a flashlight if you have one as some neighborhoods may lack street lighting. Having a fully charged phone with a flashlight feature works, too. Make sure trick-or-treaters are walking on sidewalks and not cutting through alleys or yards. If your costume allows, wear light clothing that’s easy to see in the dark and avoid wearing masks that obstruct your vision.

Don’t Eat All of Your Candy in One Night

For those who visit your home, consider giving out non-candy options like a coloring book or small toys. Before you head out with your young trick-or-treaters, eat a substantial meal. They’ll be less likely to want to fill up on candy throughout the night. Once you make it back, sift through your child’s candy for suspicious items or anything that could affect food allergies. Try to ration the treats days and weeks after Halloween to make the fun last longer!

No matter your Halloween plans, be sure to look out for trick-or-treaters on the road and follow these simple tips to make sure Halloween is a safe and fun holiday for everyone!