Halloween is just around the corner, and while it’s a thrilling time for spooky decorations, creative costumes, and candy galore, it’s also essential to keep safety in mind. Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your kids, going out with friends, or staying in to pass out candy, here are some tips to make sure you have a safe and fun Halloween:
Plan Your Costume with Safety in Mind:
Choosing the perfect costume is one of the most thrilling parts of Halloween. However, it’s crucial to consider safety when putting together your spooky ensemble.
- Choose a light-colored costume or use reflective tape. Traffic safety is extra important on Halloween because of low visibility. This will help your children be seen, even from a distance. If you want to be the hero in the neighborhood, carry some glow sticks to make being visible to traffic more fun!
- Consider pinning important information to your child’s costume like your name, address and phone number in case of emergency.
- Avoid masks and poor-fitting costumes. Make sure your children can see and walk without tripping. Masks can severely obscure vision and shoes that are hard to walk in can make for a long night or cause them to fall.
Inspect Candy Before Letting Your Children Eat It:
Throw out any unsealed candy or any homemade treats that are made by someone you don’t know. This might feel excessive, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Travel in Groups and Stick to Safe Neighborhoods:
Trick-or-treating with friends or family members not only adds to the fun but also enhances safety. There’s strength in numbers, after all! Explore well-lit neighborhoods where you feel comfortable and know the residents. Familiarity breeds a sense of safety and security.
Going Out With Friends
Plan Your Transportation:
Whether you’re attending a Halloween party or going trick-or-treating with friends, planning your transportation ahead of time is essential. Avoid drinking and driving by designating a sober driver, using ride-sharing services, or utilizing public transportation. If you’re on foot, stick to well-lit areas and use crosswalks to ensure your safety.
Halloween parties can get crowded and chaotic, making it easy to lose sight of your friends. Before heading out, establish a buddy system or make a pact to stick together throughout the night. This way, you can help each other stay safe, ward off any potential dangers, and avoid feeling isolated.
On average it takes your body one hour to process one standard drink, but it varies from person to person. For every drink, make sure you have a glass of water to help your body process the alcohol and stay hydrated. If you’re planning on drinking, eat a good meal before you go out. Additionally, snacking throughout the night can help lessen the effects of alcohol.
Trust Your Gut:
If someone talking to you gives you a weird feeling, get out of the conversation. Costumes can be used to hide intentions, so it’s good to be on your toes when talking to new people on Halloween.
We hope these tips help you have a safe and happy Halloween this year!