Halloween is right around the corner. But because the holiday falls on a Monday this year, many Oklahomans are unsure when they’re supposed to take their children trick-or-treating.
Oklahoma City will be trick or treating on Monday Oct 31st
Tips for Handing Out Candy
Handing out candy to the neighborhood kids can be a great way to spend an evening.
- Wear gloves when passing out candy or consider using a kitchen utensil to help distribute them without hand contact.
- October is an unpredictable month when it comes to weather. No matter if it snows, freezes or if there are slippery leaves on the walkway — it’s your job to make a clear and safe path for trick-or-treaters.
- Traditionally, turning on the front light signals that you’ve got candy — so consider adding lights all the way to the door for safer passage.
- Also, be sure your family pets are safely tucked away for the evening — for their safety as well as that of your spooky guests.
- Replace all flames with electric candles for a safe, yet realistic effect.
- When it comes to treats, store bought is best.
- A teal pumpkin at your door lets others know you are handing out allergen-free treats.
- If you’re willing to try something new, go the healthy route and hand out little toys, trinkets, coloring books or crayons instead.
Let’s take a look at some more helpful tips for staying safe while trick-or-treating.
- If the group is mainly little ones, then an adult should serve as chaperone.
- If the kids are old enough to go without an adult, make sure they follow a pre-planned route and stick to homes or neighborhoods you know.
- Stress the importance of crossing roads safely over and over again. Once those little goblins see treats across the street, the temptation to run is going to be huge.
Halloween Costume Safety Tips
The costumes are the best part of Halloween. But a poorly planned costume can actually be a health or safety hazard. Here are some costume safety tips to keep in mind:
- Check costumes to ensure that they’re flame retardant and that they allow for easy movement.
- Adding reflective tape, glow sticks and flashlights to the ensemble adds multiple layers of security.
- If your child will be wearing a costume mask, make sure it doesn’t block their breathing or vision. It may also be a good idea to check and make sure they can still wear a protective face mask comfortably underneath their costume mask.