Safety Tips for Halloween

scary-halloween-houseIf you’re not knee deep in Halloween candy by now, we’ve got news: your kids (or grandkids) will be soon. Trick-or-treating is an experience loved by kids and families everywhere. It’s full of spooks, fun costumes, and sugar-highs. As Halloween is just a few days away, we thought it would be helpful to pass on a few tips for the weekend and Halloween. Locally, you should check out Gearhard’s 19th Annual Corn Maze– featuring a new maze design every year. If that’s not your speed, take a look at “Hallowboo!” – a kid-friendly Halloween experience at Idlewild and Soak Zone in Ligonier. Happy Halloweening!

Now, to the safety tips…

Send your kids with a flashlight

Of course, you would never tell your kids to go down streets without adequate lighting, but on the off chance they don’t stick with the planned trick-or-treating route, it’s best they be able to find their way back with an additional light source.

Give your kid a phone for the night

You know what’s spooky? Not being able to contact your kids. We assume nothing will go wrong, but pushing a phone into your kids pocket with your number on speed dial should give everyone peace of mind as they wander the neighborhood.

Make sure they have emergency contact information

Perhaps you have your own “adult” party to go to and won’t be readily available in case of an emergency, or you just want your child to have options. A piece of paper, or a note on the phone you gave them with emergency contacts and info, will be a lifesaver if something does happen.

Making sure our kids have lots of laughs and plenty of fake spooks this weekend is a time-honored tradition. But plan ahead with these few tips. You wouldn’t want Halloween to turn into a night your kids want to forget.

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