With Halloween rapidly approaching, you’ve likely already begun the process of buying or making your family’s costumes, decorating your front yard with creepy creatures and stocked up on bite-sized candy. But have you starting planning your kids’ trick-or-treat outing? Read on for our tips to ensure that your family’s candy-gathering excursion is all treats and no tricks.
It’s All in the Neighborhood
You’re already planning to visit your neighbors’ doorsteps, but have you considered asking them to join in on the fun? Invite neighborhood families to join you for a progressive Halloween party. Make DIY candy bags at one home, and play spooky games at the next. Make a pit stop at a third home for Halloween-themed cupcakes, and pause at a fourth home for a monster mash dance party. The opportunities are endless! Your kids will love the more active and interactive trick-or-treating experience, and you’ll likely have a blast as well.
While you’re away from your home trick-or-treating, be sure to place a cauldron or bucket of goodies outside your door that traveling treaters can enjoy!
Of course, as fun as trick-or-treating is for kids, it can cause safety worries for parents. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure that your Halloween is secure and enjoyable for everyone.
- Select your kids’ costumes with care. Neon or bright reflective colors are ideal for city trick or treaters. Check out these reflective firefighter costumes for little boys and this awesome LED fairy outfit for girls.
- Bring flashlights for both you and the kids.
- Trick-or-treat with a group if possible, and make sure that there are plenty of chaperones for the children.
- Stick to the sidewalk, and hold hands when crossing the street.
- Don’t forget comfortable walking shoes and a jacket for later!
- Inspect candy before giving it to your children. Make sure that it is unopened and the wrapping is not damaged.
- Have fun!