Tips for Halloween Safety

Vampires, witches, zombies, and clowns. Those are just some of the many things you might see, or even be, this Halloween.

Although this spooky day is a time for many to dress up in costumes and to show off their creative paint and makeup skills, it’s important for you and your family be mindful of safety while enjoying this festive holiday. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind before heading out for a night full of fun:

 

Plan

Thinking of visiting a neighborhood that gives out the “good” candy? If you’re going out for a night of trick-or-treating in a residential area, then try using a web mapping service, such as Google Maps, or even visiting the area ahead of time to help you plan a walking route. Also, consider having a place for you and your family to meet in case anyone gets lost.

 

Shoes

Whether you’re planning to walk from house to house or you’re going to a Halloween dance party, think about what shoes you’re going to wear. Remember, Halloween typically involves people being on their feet throughout the evening, so you and your kids should wear something comfortable. Shoe cushions are helpful too!

 

Candy

Even if one house runs out of candy, there’s probably going to be no shortage of it for this type of night. With that in mind, make sure to go through all the candy you and your family acquire before anyone eats it. This process helps find candy that’s been tampered with, and some things to look out for are holes in wrappers and unwrapped treats.