One of my favorite things about Halloween is seeing the little ghosts and goblins who come to my door for trick or treat. It’s always a good idea to make sure your home is prepared for the little ones who come creep in the night.
-A few days before take a walk around your property and make sure all paths are clear. Remove any debris or things that costumes could potentially get caught on that could cause a fall.
-Do not place luminaries or jack-o-lanterns on the path of the trick or treaters. It is also a good idea to use a battery operated candle for your pumpkins instead of a lit candle.
-Consider healthy treats or non-food treats. The teal pumpkin campaign has been popular this year to promote non-food treats to children with food allergies. If you place a teal pumpkin outside your door, it lets people know that you have treats that are safe for everyone. Some ideas for non-food treats are pencils, stickers, temporary tattoos, bouncy balls, rulers, vampire teeth, spider rings, bubbles, and small toys that you can get in large packs where you would find birthday favors.
-Remind drivers to keep a lookout for trick or treaters.
-If you have pets, it’s a good idea to keep them in another room and away from the chaos. Having so many people come to their door can make for a very nervous Fido.
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