We’re only a few short hours until the kids (and kids at heart) will begin trick or treating in the Miami area, and there promises to be a few headaches that will go along with the holiday. There are certainly right and wrong ways to take in Halloween, and in our years of celebrating, we’ve learned a few things. Here are a few trick-or-treating safety tips that we’re happy to pass along, and we suggest that you do the same.
5 Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
Plan Your Route Beforehand
Even if you know your neighborhood well, you’ll want to make certain that you’ve accounted for things such as parking, restrooms, and potential cul-de-sacs where you might have to backtrack. Kids can be restless on nights such as these, so it’s important to plan ahead.
In the same way that planning your route can help cut out potential problems, you can avoid hassles by making sure that your kids wear costumes that work for long stretches of walking. You won’t want something that’s too big, or that has footwear that makes them liable to trip. Additionally, you’ll want to ensure that any masks that are worn are breathable and have suitable visibility.
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Use Flexible Props
While it’s certainly adorable to have your little pirate or hockey player look as legit as possible, using an actual sword or hockey stick will present its own set of problems. Take a young child, fill them full of candy, and then offer them an actual baseball bat, and your prop might become something that can actually hurt a person. So make sure your props are made of foam or rubber.
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Make Your Trick-or-Treaters Visible
When trick-or-treating at night, you’ll often find that there is heavier traffic than normal, and that there are some areas where visibility is limited. That’s why it’s a good idea to put reflective strips on your costumes, since that will make sure that cars can see them when they’re crossing the streets.
Inspect Candy Thoroughly
While most urban legends such as razor blades in apples have been proven to be false, there still might be candy that manages to sneak out of its wrapper or has been rewrapped in the shuffle. So, before your trick-or-treaters dig into their candy, parse through it to make sure it all looks okay.
So, who’s ready to go trick-or-treating? We hope you have a safe and happy Halloween, and that you’ll come see us soon at Prestige Imports!