Tips for Trick or Treaters
Halloween is made fun for everyone when some simple guidelines are followed. Though the popularity of trick or treating has been on a steady decline, many communities still celebrate Halloween with trick or treating. Listed below are some tips to help keep your trick or treating, safe and fun for years to come.
- Check costumes for tripping and vision hazards. Add reflectors to clothing and layers if cold.
- Visit restroom before venturing out. Bathroom requests can be tricky.
- Accompany young children. Please no drop-offs in strange neighborhoods.
- Take a flashlight, band aids, water and gloves. Extra treat bags may also come in handy.
- Remind children to respect the property of others. Don't run, stay off lawns, don't litter.
- Teach children to watch out for smaller children. No pushing or shoving.
- Only visit homes where porch lights are on. Only ring or knock once.
- Teach children the icebreaker "Trick or Treat", encourage them to smile and say thank you.
- Teach children not to grab or request more treats.
- No double dipping. Only one visit per home.
- Practice safety. Children are hard to see on Halloween night.