Six ideas for a Spooky, Yet Safe, Halloween

October 27, 2016    Homeowner Tips, Safety

Here are some great tips for your kids, your family, and your community. Have a safe night out there and we hope the only scary thing you find is a werewolf (in costume, of course).

1. Cautious Pumpkin Carving

Keep it all about the creativity when you buy safer, plastic carving tools. Parents and kids can carve together for a more supervised environment, and it provides a way to build a sense of community. Include a carving competition!

2. You Glow in the Dark

Always wear reflective material so cars see you and your kids. There’s now reflective material to sew onto costumes or any fabric. A fun way to be safe is to use a light-up candy holder lantern.

3. A Group of Ghoblins

Always trick or treat with a group, and include an adult to supervise. An adult should walk with kids up to the door. Also, if you’re kid is giving out candy at home, it’s best to be around for that too.

4. Follow the Zombies

Create a pre-planned route for your group of trick or treaters.  That way, if some kids go ahead, you know they won’t get lost from the group, or wonder what street you’re hitting next.

5. Wear Your Police “Costume”

Find volunteers and form an adult safety patrol that roves around the neighborhood. A safety patrol can help with bulling, calm down the pranksters, and make sure tonight is all about fun.

6. Trick or Treat out of a Trunk?

Form a community candy event! Neighbors, local companies, or schools can join together to set up candy tables or decorate their car trunk. Kids go trunk-to-trunk instead of door-to-door, keeping them in a safer, controlled environment. Get some ideas here. Pinterest Party Ideas 

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