Safety Tips for Trick or Treating
Well, it is that time of year again. Pumpkins are sitting on the front porches waiting to be carved, mums are planted at the mailbox, and scary ghosts are hanging from the trees. Fall is a great time of time year with the crisp morning air. Weekend plans are filling up with football games and Harvest Festivals
at your children’s school or your local church.
is right around the corner. Here are a few Safety Tips for Trick or Treating with your children.
Good fitting costume: You don’t want your little one tripping and falling over costumes dragging the ground. Make sure any mask has adequate holes for your child to see. Face painting may be a great alternative. Don’t forget you and your child will be walking a lot so wear comfortable shoes.
Be flame-resistant: Make sure the costume you purchase is labeled “flame-resistant”. Do not use candles to light up your Jack O’ Lanterns use battery powered lights.
Safe Props: Make sure any additional props are not sharp, too long, or too heavy to carry.
Stay Visible: Make sure your child’s costume has reflective tape. Always have your child carry a flashlight or glow stick.
Plan out a safe route: Make sure neighborhoods are well light. Only visit homes with a porch light on.
Discuss safety before you leave home: Stay together as group and with the parent supervisor. Never go into someone’s house or car. Don’t run through people’s yards, use the sidewalks and driveways.
Check your child’s candy: Make sure to go through the candy and throw out any opened candy or candy not in its original wrapper.
Be Polite: Teach your child to always say Thank You!
There are also lots of alternatives to the traditional house to house trick or treating. Many churches and neighborhoods put on great festivals
and Trunk or Treats. They are not only on Halloween but the weekends before or after. Or you can be that cool parent and have a party at your house which is a great idea for your tween or teen’s friends. They can still come in awesome costumes. Astro Events of Richmond has a huge selection of fun inflatables with Fall, Harvest Festival, and Halloween themes. We have fun food machines
, cotton candy
, and sno cone
. Carnival games
are also a great addition. Best of all we offer a ridiculously scary mechanical spider
to ride to make your event one to remember!
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