It’s about time for one of the best holidays of the year for kids…Halloween! The costumes are ready, the candy bags and pumpkin heads are set out and waiting for candy, and the neighborhood “Trick or Treat” route has been chosen. Now that the plans have been made for the kids, what plans need to be made for the parents?

Here are some of my favorite things to do to keep Halloween fun and safe for the entire family!

  • Feast before you treat: Before heading out for the night, have some dinner with your costumed kids to make sure they’re not tempted to eat their candy along the way.
  • halloweenflashlightTake flashlights on your route: You can find Halloween flashlights at almost any major store for your “Trick or Treat” trip. It’s fun for the kids and makes your trip safe.
  • Chose a clear path: Be sure to chose houses to visit that have clear driveways and/or sidewalks that are also brightly lighted.
  • Keep a curfew: Even though Halloween is on a Saturday this year, be sure to have an end time for your evening. Cars in your “Trick or Treat” neighborhood may start to take to the road.
  • Check the goods: Now that it’s dessert time for the kids, be sure to check everything they received before they dive into their goodies.

For more safety tips for a fun and safe Halloween, check out the Safe Kids Worldwide site.