Witches and ghouls and goblins- oh my! Halloween is a beloved holiday for many. If your friends or family are donning creative costumes and heading out to trick or treat this year, here are four ways to stay safe and have fun while doing it.
- Stay in touch. If you have older kids who are going trick-or-treating alone, make sure you outline a specific route for them to follow and be clear about what time to return home. While they’re out, be sure they are carrying a cellphone and do not walk alone.
- Check the candy. When you’re done trick-or-treating, make sure you check all of the candy you and your family collected. Discard any candy that has been torn, opened or has expired.
- Avoid dark costumes. Pick out (or make) a costume for your child that is light-colored or bright so they are easy to see in the dark. If they want a dark costume, attach reflective tape to it.
- Display a teal pumpkin. This promotes food allergy awareness and will indicate that your home offers something for trick-or-treaters that cannot have candy with ingredients such as milk, nuts, soy, egg, etc.