Tips for a Safe & Fun Halloween

Have a blast on pumpkin day and follow these Halloween safety tips. The following suggestions are advisable for adults and provide helpful Halloween safety for children.

Here are a few safety tips for Halloween to keep in mind:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Kids should be supervised by a responsible adult when trick-or-treating.
  • Carry a flashlight and dress in bright colors (not black).
  • Wear a reflector on both your front side and back side, and even on your shoes to make drivers aware of your presence.
  • Carry a glow stick during trick-or-treating.
  • Only visit familiar houses in your neighborhood.
  • Trick-or-treat on streets with sidewalks.
  • Trick-or-treat early and return before dark.
  • Map out your trick-or-treating route in advance and make sure another family member knows about your plans.
  • Carry a cell phone in case of an emergency.
  • Do not eat unwrapped candy.
  • Dispose of any candy with tears or holes in the wrappers.
  • Go trick-or-treating with a buddy.
  • Avoid houses without lit front lights.
  • Bring a bottle of water on your trick-or-treating adventure.
  • Check in at home at least one time.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wear warm clothing or bring a jacket.
  • Watch out for jack-o-lanterns that contain candles with flames.
  • Don’t eat too much candy!

Share these important tips for a safe and fun Halloween with family and friends. Take Halloween safety for children seriously and give your kids important pointers. Now go out and have a wonderful Halloween!

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