It’s nearly Halloween, which means the neighborhood kids are planning their costumes and getting ready to ring your doorbell. Are you prepared to handle the barrage of children begging you for treats? Aside from giving them treats make sure your home is covered against unexpected tricks. Here are 7 fun and safe ways to help ensure that trick-or-treaters have a safe, yet haunted, night.
This is the first step in any trick-or-treating preparation. Put up some spooky decorations on your front door or in your yard. The spookier the better. You can also set up a few jack-o-lanterns if you wish. Reminder: If you decide to have a lit pumpkin, make sure it’s placed well away from areas that trick-or-treaters will be passing through. Be mindful of all the draping costumes and accessories that might be whiz by the flame.
Any kind of toys, rakes, errant stone must be removed in the walkways. Clear them all out of the way before trick-or-treating starts. Make your home safer by a quick clean-up to avoid any accidents.
Since your front yard will be getting more foot traffic than usual on Halloween, it’s important to make sure your guests can see their way. Create a safe path for trick-or-treaters by turning on your exterior lights. Your porch light also signals the trick-or-treaters that you’re ready for them to knock on the door. While by turning off the porch light, it informs them that you run out of candy and can no longer participate in Halloween.
Your pets will somehow be disturbed somehow by the noise of these kids and possibly harm a child. So allow the kids to enter your premises safely by keeping your pets in a secured room or wing of the house.
Answering the door on Halloween costumes makes it more fun for these kids. Even if you put it together in five minutes, wearing a costume is always a brilliant idea!
Many kids are allergic to candy ingredients like nuts. To help them enjoy the holiday, check first which candies you will be giving them. It’s always nice to see them enjoying the candies you give them, but it still better if the candies you give are safe for them.
For sure, the kiddos will stay on sidewalks and driveways. But they may also wander around. Allow them to enjoy a stroll this Halloween by clearing out sticks, objects, or other tripping hazards from your yard.