Time to get Spooky
All Hallows' Eve is a time of year when both young and old can come together and have fun. Depending on your neighbourhood, your whole block may get involved in the festivities. Halloween is also the time for ghosts and ghouls to come out and play - and this means creative costumes, lots of fun, lots of activities, and lots of candy. Halloween is here!
It's important that everyone has fun and that the evening is a safe one. Here are some tips to make sure it is.
- Plan ahead. Allow plenty of time to plan the kids' and your costumes.
- Get ready. Cut out scary shapes like bats and spiders using black and orange craft paper, which you can purchase at a dollar store.
- Out and about. Adult supervision is a must with young children. With the older ones, make sure that you know where they plan to go and set a check-in time.
- Costume safety. A little bit of reflective tape will make the little ones more visible, especially just at dusk. Also, adjust the length of costumes to avoid tripping while out trick-or-treating.
- Sound advice. Carry a flashlight, your wallet and a cell phone. If you can, go out with other families and trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods.