Happy Haunting – 13 Tips for a Safe Halloween
With Halloween lurking around the corner, children and families across America are donning their costumes and gearing up for a night of tricks-or-treats. But as the ghouls, goblins, vampires and villains take to the streets to hunt down candy, we want to remind everyone of the greatest hazards on Halloween with these basic safety tips.
You can download our handy Halloween Safety Guide by clicking the image below, or keep reading to find out the Lucky 13 Tips for having a safe and fun Halloween:
- Map out the route that you plan to roam, so adults are assured you will find your way home!’
- From the bravest of superheroes to the noblest of knights, everyone should remember to bring their flashlights!
- If you visit a house where a stranger resides, accept treats at the door and, please, don’t go inside.
- When you get ready to put on your disguise, use face paint instead of masks, which will cover your eyes.
- Always remember, before you embark, to wear light-colored clothing to be seen in the dark! (And also remember to use reflective tape , even on bikes and brooms and the edges of your cape!)
- Whether you walk , slither or sneak, do it on the sidewalks and not on the street.
- As you roam through the neighborhood collecting your treats, please look both ways before crossing the streets. (And speaking of streets, the corners are the place for trick-or-treaters to cross no matter their pace.
- Wigs, capes and costumes are flammable attire, so avoid open flames to prevent a fire!
- Use a glow stick instead of a candle, so your jack-o-lantern isn’t a safety gamble!
- You may fly on a broom or a space ship from Mars, but please be on the lookout for drivers in cars. (Between parked cars is no place to hide, be sure that you’re seen whether you’re a clown or a bride).
- Monsters and zombies should stay off the lawn, and only visit homes with their porch lights turned on!
- You may be dressed as a werewolf, a cat or a frog, but be cautious around strange animals, especially dogs.
- Have a grown-up inspect your candy when you’re done trick-or-treating to remove open packages and choking hazards before eating.