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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year, especially for little ones. You can make sure that their night of sweet, trick-or-treating fun is a safe and successful occasion by following these spooktacular Halloween safety tips.

Safety Tricks For Halloween Treats

For safe Halloween treats, it’s a good rule of thumb to tell your trick-or-treaters not to accept – and definitely not to eat – anything that isn't wrapped in a commercial wrapper. Once your family is back at home, inspect commercially wrapped treats for any signs of tampering, like odd appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in the wrappers. Toss anything that looks suspicious. For homemade treats, you’ll want to make sure that you are providing safe options for your little ghouls and goblins.

We’ve got a cauldron of crafty Halloween packaging ideas that will help you safely prepare the best treats this year. For trick-or-treating, the following tips will help keep your family safe while they hunt down full-size candy bars.

Prepare A Safe Costume
Although elaborate costumes can be a real All Hallows Eve crowd-pleaser, they can also be quite tricky to get around in. Here’s some ways that you can make sure your children have costumes that will keep them safe and scary at the same time:

  1. Fashion costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers, and if possible, incorporate colors that will shine bright at night. Colors like neon green and bright orange will stand out well amongst hordes of trick-or-treaters.
  2. Have your little ones carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen clearly by drivers.
  3. Whenever possible, use face paint and makeup instead of masks. Though masks can be perfect for a good Halloween scare, they can also obstruct your child’s vision as they go door-to-door.

When choosing, or crafting, your child’s costume, make sure it fits and that there are no strings or sashes that will drag on the ground. This will help prevent trips and falls while your family is out gathering Halloween treats.

Stay Safe On The Prowl
Roads and walkways can get very crowded on Halloween night. That’s why it’s essential that your little ghosts float from door-to-door as safely as possible. Here are some things to review with them before they head out for a night of sweet frights:

  1. Cross the street at corners and use traffic signals and crosswalks. Always look left, right and left again when crossing. Be aware of your surroundings as you cross.
  2. Put away electronic devices, keep heads up and walk, don’t run as you go.
  3. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  4. Walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings and never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  5. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up, especially near driveways. 

Drive Safe As They Descend
If you will be the head Halloween navigator, here are some ways that you can make sure that you’re keeping the roads safe:

  1. Slow down and be on high-alert in residential areas. Children are excited on Halloween and can move unpredictably.
  2. Take time to look for children at intersections, on medians and curbs.
  3. Slowly and carefully enter and exit alleyways.
  4. Use your headlights earlier in the day so you can more easily spot children from greater distances.
  5. Peek trick-or-treating hours are from 5:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. You should be especially alert for children during those hours.

You have a grasp on how you can help keep all mummies and witches safe this Halloween. Now, visit our spooky site. There, you’ll uncover ideas that will take this year’s frightening festivities to delicious new heights.

Make Tricked-Out Halloween Treats

Now is the best time to plan what you’ll be preparing for all of your Halloween mashups. Here are a few terrific treat ideas that are sure to be a hit.