Things to Remember
- Make sure your kids get dinner before going out, otherwise they’ll be wired all night on candy.
- Make sure to check the wrappers of the Candy and unless it’s a neighbor you trust with your life don’t keep baked or handmade goods from strangers.
- Make sure to dress your little ones appropriately. I know Tinker Bell didn’t wear sweatpants under her skirt but it’s better to be warm than authentic.
- Make sure to walk up with your little ones to the door or be watchful. While they are getting candy is not a good time to be checking your text messages.
- Make sure to remind your older kids the rules of safety, that they’re in groups and that they don’t go into any strangers house no matter what!
- Watch the streets, be watchful of vehicles. It’s Halloween night and there are a lot of parties going on. Be sure to remind older kids out on their own as well.
- If your children’s clothing is dark, make sure they are wearing some sort of glowing beam of light so vehicles can see them.
- Have a curfew! If your child isn’t 18, no matter how mature they are, or if they aren’t staying at another’s house, have a curfew! Crazy people start going out late at night.
- If you are attending a party, make sure to have a designated driver. There are kids out tonight, our kids are out tonight, please don’t drink and drive.
- Make sure to remind your kids that vandalism is not cool. Throwing Eggs, setting out bags of poop on doors, knocking on doors and running away, toilet papering a house, etc. It may be Halloween, time for Tricking and Treating, but those homes have families.
- KEEP YOUR CATS INSIDE. Some people use Halloween to harm cats, especially black and orange ones. They might whine, but don’t let them out. The rates of harm towards cats rise at this time of year, they don’t even let you purchase orange and black cats from shelters during this time for a reason. Keep them inside and safe!
- Have fun! And don’t eat all the candy all at once. You’ll seriously regret it.
For more safety tips, for adults, driving, pets, haunts, etc. Please refer to Halloween Safety.com.