Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Tips on how to keep your children safe during trick-or-treating time.

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Halloween Costume Safety Alert

Be prepared before the trick-or-treatin’ fun starts

-Stephanie Elliot

young boy in skeleton Halloween costumeWith Halloween just around the corner, your little ones are probably scampering around the house begging for trips to the costume store and planning their trick-or-treating routes. While they’re conniving on how to get the biggest bang for their candy buck, you’ll want to be thinking about the best ways to keep them safe as they prepare for this GHOULISH NIGHT!

Here are some tips on costume safety from Of course, we can’t prevent any run-ins with ghosts or goblins – that’s your job to protect them from those scary guys!

1. Costumes should be short enough so that they don’t cause your child to trip and fall.

2. For good visibility, add some reflective tape to the costume or bag he is using to carry candy or make/choose a costume made of bright material that is visible in the dark.

3. If using face paint, make sure it is nontoxic and hypoallergenic.

4. Props should be made of a flexible material so that they don’t pose a hazard if anyone falls on them.

5. And, of course, the biggest safety tip of all, my personal favorite – check all the candy when you get home, take out all your favorites (mine would be Krackle, Baby Ruth, Twix, $100,000 Bar and anything else with caramel and chocolate) and stick them in the freezer for sweet treats FOR YOURSELF later!


Because after all that planning and prepping, we parents deserve something FUN to eat too!

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