Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is quickly approaching, which means costumes, trick-or-treating, and entertaining friends and family. Whether you’re planning a haunted house-party, trick-or-treating with the kids or a night at home passing out candy, we want to make sure you’re prepared for the night ahead with some Sienna Hills Safety Tips.

Trick-or-Treating

By far, the most popular activity on Halloween is trick-or-treating. Dressing up in your costume and going door-to-door to collect candy is the highlight of every kid’s night. There are many things to consider if you’re thinking about taking your kid out on the 31st, or letting them go with a group of friends. If your child is going out with a group of friends, help them set boundaries and let them know to stick to familiar routes. If you’re taking your child with you, be on the lookout for cars at all times, and stick to sidewalks and well-lit streets.

Selecting the Perfect Costume

Whether they’re going as a princess or a pirate, something to remember when selecting a costume is color. The most popular hours for trick-or-treating are 5:30 to 9:30, which means most trick-or-treating happens in the dark. Try to avoid dark costumes if you can, but if it’s unavoidable, add glow sticks or flashlights to the ensemble. Not only will these keep you and your children visible, it will help you find your way while you’re going house to house throughout the Sienna Hills Community. Another costume hack is substituting a mask for face paint. That way, your child’s view won’t be obstructed. If the costume includes props, be sure they are soft and flexible.

Spending the Night Indoors

If you’ve decided to opt out of the traditional festivities for a night inside, there’s a few things you can do to keep your night as pleasant as possible. First thing to know is, if you’re welcoming the Sienna Hills trick-or-treaters, keep your porch light on. This seems to be the most universal sign for “we’re home and we have candy.” If you’re not welcoming trick-or-treaters, simply flip it off or put up a sign.

A great way to include all kids on this spooky night is with the Teal Pumpkin Project. You can use a teal pumpkin outside your home to symbolize that you have non-food treats, or treats that do not include allergens. If you’d like to learn more you can visit their website.

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays celebrated in America! Following a few easy safety precautions will ensure you an even greater holiday! Hope to see you trick-or-treaters around the Sienna Hills Community!