Halloween – 8 Tips for a Safe Night Out

Have a Happy  and  Safe Halloween

Halloween is a time when children enjoy dressing up and roaming the neighbourhoods in search of some of their favourite candy and fun with friends.

Following a few safety tips will ensure that Halloween will be a “howling” good time for all.

1. Welcome trick-or-treaters at home by keeping your exterior lights on.

If you are going to use the “dark” affect, make sure there is no tripping hazards in the way.

2. Remove objects from your yard that might render a safety threat to visitors.

3. Choose clothing or a costume that allows others to see your child from a safe distance. Try reflective tape on the hems and cuffs for visibility. Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and bumps in the night time. Prompt kids to wear comfortable shoes.

4. Try make-up instead of a mask. Consequently masks can be hot and uncomfortable. Furthermore, they can obstruct a child’s vision – a hazardous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps.

Walk Safety
Go over these reminders with your children while
getting ready for an evening of Trick or Treating

5. Costume accessories including fake knives, swords and guns can accidentally hurt people. If these objects are part of a child’s costume, make sure they are made from cardboard or flexible materials like malleable plastic.

6. Get children to trick-or-treat while it is still light out. If it is dark, have a couple of people carry flashlights that work and are loaded with new batteries.

7. Celebrate trick-or-treating is by organizing a Halloween party with treats, games, contests, music, scary stories, and much more. Schools, fire stations, libraries and community centres often host such events.

8. Perhaps there are a few homes that are large and/functional to host a smaller neighbourhood party for approximately 20 children.

Each family can provide a treat or snack. Games can be easily organized that are safe and fun. Teens or pre-teens that are losing interest in Halloween might like to be responsible to organize a haunted house within the home or backyard. The possibilities are endless.

For additional help and ideas on costumes to planning parties, visit spoonful.com

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