Costume Discounters is teaming up with Phoenix Jones to make sure that your Halloween G-L-O-W-S. This year, we want to be sure that you and your family have a safe and Happy Halloween. To help you, we’ve created a great and easy way for both kids and adults to remember the most important Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks.
Always Trick or Treat in a group of people. Younger children should always be accompanied by a trusted adult, whether it’s a parent or guardian. Older children should be sure to go out in a group and never be alone. Even when approaching a door or crossing the street, nobody should ever be out on Halloween by his or herself.
Halloween night is dark! So make sure that your kids stay in well-lit areas. Walking along sidewalks with street lamps or wearing reflective materials on their costumes will make children easier to see.
Since your kids will be carrying a treat bag, they can easily throw a few extra things into their bag – a flashlight for dark places, a cell phone (for calling home) and/or a watch to keep track of time. Better to overpack!
Teach your children to be aware of their surroundings. Plan a trick or treating route out before they go and make sure they stay on sidewalks and in well-lit areas. Also be sure to remind them to never talk to strangers – Come up with an emergency plan in case they don’t feel safe.
No matter who it’s from – Always check your children’s candy before allowing them to eat it. Any candy that seems tampered with or is opened should be discarded immediately. Better safe than sorry!