Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tips for Surviving Halloween

Whether you are prepping kids for a night out or heading out to your own festivities, use these tips to keep your Halloween free from scary mishaps.

If your kids are trick or treating:

  • Add protective tape to costumes and/or candy bags for better visibility
  • Make sure you and/or your kid(s) are equipped with flashlights with new batteries
  • Use costume makeup instead of masks to avoid obstructed eyesight
  • Pin long costumes and wear comfortable shoes to avoid tripping
  • Ditch pointed accessories like swords and sticks
  • Accompany your kids out or arrange for them to join a group supervised by an adult
  • Carry a cell phone
  • Teach your kids how to safely cross the street and check for on-coming traffic
  • Only visit a home if the porch light is on; never enter a home or car to get a treat
  • Plan a route and stay together
  • Examine treats and toss out anything unwrapped 
 Also, do check into some of the great alternative Treat or Treat options!

  • Batty Battleship Halloween Bash - Trick or Treat aboard the Battleship North Carolina on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Trick or Treat Under the Sea - The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, Oct 26-28, 4:30-8:30 pm
  • Annual Trick or Treat in the Park - Oct 27, 5 to 8 p.m., in Hampstead Kiwanis Park
  • Trunk or Treat events at various churches and neighborhood sites

No kids?

  • Slow down and drive carefully, and keep an eye out for children crossing the street
  • Properly restrain your pets
  • If you are handing out treats, clear your yard of any items visitors may trip on
  • Keep your home and walk-ways well lit
  • Replace jack-o-lantern candles with flameless candles or glow sticks

Have a safe – and Spooky – Halloween!

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