Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Five Good Things To Remember This Halloween

Halloween is tomorrow and I'm not sure about yours but my kiddos are so excited! I am too! Dressing up the kids and seeing other friends and family dressed up is so fun! But Halloween can also turn into a not so fun night if you aren't careful. Here are some good things to remember this Halloween as you take the kids out trick-or-treating and hand out candy to other kids. Most of these I'm sure you've already heard before, but it never hurts to refresh your memory! 

1. Use the Buddy System- This is a great tip for kids and adults alike. If possible, go trick-or-treating with a group of a few parents and their kids. The more of you there are the less likely your chances are of anyone trying to hurt you or any of the kids!

2. Keep your cell phone on you! - This is kind of a given, but it's always good to remember you cell phone just in case. You never know if you may need to call someone because of an emergency or just for directions somewhere. It's always smart to have a cell phone on you. 

3. Stay in well-lit and well-populated areas.  Even though we'd like to hope there aren't harmful people out there who would want to hurt us or our children, there are. And Halloween is a great holiday for these creeps to be lurking! So staying in well-lit and well-populated areas reduces your chances of someone trying to harm you or your children and if anyone did attempt to there will be plenty of people around to witness. Also, don't go in to someone's home to get treats! Stay outside at the front door and let them bring it to you, unless you know them well of course. 

4. Don't eat candy that's not individually wrapped in it's original wrapper! You just never know. Like I said, there are creeps are there who want to hurt people, as unfortunate as it is. Also, don't eat home made treats from people you don't know well. It's unfortunate that this has to be something to remember, but better safe than sorry! 

5. Be compassionate to other children.  If you are handing out candy at your own home be kind and compassionate to the children who come to your home. Their may be kids who grab a whole handful or candy or a child who takes 10 minutes to pick out one piece of candy, or one who is too shy to say trick-or-treat. You don't know their story so don't judge them or get irritated with them. They could have special needs or just be especially shy. Just try to be understanding and compassionate towards every child that comes to your door. 

I hope these tips are good reminders for you as you take the kiddos out tomorrow evening! I hope it's a fun and safe Halloween for you all! Happy Halloween! 


  1. Compassion is a very good thing to remember!

  2. Thanks for the tips! This is our baby's first Halloween and we are pretty excited to show him off to our friends and neighbors. Should be fun :)

  3. Good reminders! I'm just taking the kids to a local "Trunk or Treat" this year, but if we lived in a neighborhood we'd need to be thinking a lot more about caution. Halloween truly is one of the scariest days of the year - but because of how vulnerable little ones can be!

  4. Very important rules and great reminders! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love #5. I am patient with other children but not everyone is this way and it's a bummer

  6. Good reminders. We didn't go trick or treating this year--at 11 months, LO doesn't quite "get" it yet. Instead, we dressed up to hand out candy. LO seemed to love the attention from all the kids. We'll definitely use these ideas next year, though!

  7. I like #5! The spirit of this holiday is to have fun! Even if a kid is quiet or not "following the rules," a cheerful hello or positive comment can help spread the cheer and make the holiday fun for everyone.


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