I love having Trick or Treaters at my door, and seeing all of the fun costumes and excited kids. Did you know that last years most popular Halloween costumes included Batman, the minions from Despicable Me, and characters from the hit TV show Duck Dynasty? I can’t wait to see what is in store for us this year…..
Many of you have children who may be trick or treating this year, so here are a few ideas to keep everyone safe and happy this Halloween.
- Always accompany young children, and put a name tag on your younger kids costume that includes your phone number, in case you get separated.
- For older kids going alone, make sure that they carry a cell phone if possible and stay with a group.
Talk to them about never going into strangers homes or cars..
Give kids flashlights with fresh batteries, or for more fun have them wear glow sticks as a necklace or bracelet.
Limit trick or treating to your neighborhood or the homes of people you know.
Make sure that costumes fit well and avoid any oversized shoes or heels to prevent trips and falls.
Check their candy at the end of the night. Throw away anything not in its original wrapper, or looks like it was previously opened.
And most importantly, have fun! I can’t wait to see the little ghosts and goblins at my door!