Getting ready to take your little ghosts and goblins around town to collect candy they really don’t need, all in the name of fun? Good! You are in luck, we have some advice for you.
– Make it a fun family night. Gather the whole family and wander the streets as a group.
– Start before nightfall. If you are out in the country it may be a good idea to start your tricks-for-treats a little earlier, especially if you have plans to hit up the grandparents and a few aunts and uncles before heading into town.
– Dress accordingly. Depending on your location, you may run into snow or be sweating in your witch hat. Either way, dress for the weather and layer if needed.
– Carry flashlights. What little kid (or adult) doesn’t love a good flashlight? They are fun to carry and will allow the kiddos to see where they are going.
– Remember what they wear. After hours of trying on costumes in the store and the rush of getting home after work just in time to head right back out the door, don’t forget to take a mental note of what costume your child is wearing. It will help you later when you are watching them run house to house filling their buckets and bags with chocolate.
– Establish a first-look rule. When the night is finished and you have all safely made it back to the house with the treats collected and the tricks performed, have the kids show you what they got. If anything looks suspicious, toss it out. This is also your chance to get first dibs on anything good! Win, win.
That’s all folks, now go ahead and put the finishing touches on those costumes and start practicing the jokes – it’s time for Halloween! Be smart, and stay safe!