Friday, October 30, 2009
I want to wish all of my readers and their families a Happy (and Safe!) Halloween! The kids are all so excited because it falls on a Saturday this year and that means no school tomorrow! I've listed some quick tips to make the night as fun and safe as it can be. Remember to have fun!
Trick or Treat!! A few Halloween Tips:
Trick or treat with a friend
Unfortunately, not everyone is out to have fun and like to cause mischief. To protect yourself it's best to go with someone you trust. A friend or a relative is recommended, especially for younger people.
Avoid wearing a mask if possible
Masks can slip and slide while being worn. They can also be hard to see out of, which can make it difficult to see oncoming traffic while walking. Even better, wear makeup instead.
Avoid long costumes
Costumes with long fabric can be a tripping hazard, especially when climbing up steps of houses. Cut some of the fabric away or use safety pins to prevent tripping on the costume.
Plan your route
Decide before hand where you will be trick or treating and share it with your parents and relative
Bring a flashlight
Having a flashlight with you will help you see better during your adventure. It will also help other people see you.
Wear bright clothing or reflective strips
Drivers have a hard time seeing people during the evening hours when it's dark. Wearing a black or dark colored costume can make it even more difficult to spot you on the road. If you have a dark colored costume, consider adding some reflective strips to help drivers see you better.
Inspect all candy before eating it
When all the trick or treating is done, take some time to go through all the candy and discard any fruits, vegetables, partially opened items or anything that looks questionable. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Stay on well lit streets
Trick or treat on streets that are well lit and have lots of foot traffic. Should you trip and fall or need help there will be lots of people around to assist if needed.
Last but not least, have a great time trick or treating! Be safe and have fun!
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