Tips for a Safe Halloween

Tips for a Safe Halloween

HHHunt Communities Wants You to Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

Believe it or not, Halloween is next week! Now is the time to buy candy and put the final touches on costumes. It is also a great time to think about ways to keep children safe during the holiday. HHHunt Communities has put together a list of recommendations to consider before venturing out for Trick-or-Treating this year.

  • Masks Should Not Restrict Vision: Everyone likes a good superhero or ghost costume. However, it is important that costumes and masks not restrict vision. A child should be able to see clearly in all directions as they cross the street or interact with adults and other children.
  • Choose Light Colors or Use Reflective Tape: At this time of year, it starts getting dark early. As little ones head out the door for Halloween, it is important that they are seen clearly by pedestrians and cars. Consider using lighter costume colors like whites or yellows that reflect light. You can also use reflective tape which can be purchased at any sporting goods store.  
  • Use Sidewalks and Crosswalks: There is a lot of pedestrian traffic on Halloween night, so it is important for Trick-or-Treaters to stay on designated pathways like sidewalks and crosswalks.
  • Travel with Children and in Groups: Children, no matter their age, should not be allowed to Trick-or-Treat without an adult present. Also, traveling in groups makes the night much more fun. 
  • Only Visit Well-Lit Homes: Many homeowners do not participate in Halloween and communicate this by not turning on their front outside lights. Only visit well-lit homes or those homes that are participating in the holiday.
  • Make Sure Accessories are Just Props: Whether your child wants to be a pirate or a ghoul, make sure that the accessories they use are props. It is difficult to see at night and some children like to play around in their costumes. Every accessory should be made of foam or soft rubber.

At HHHunt Communities, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we want you to enjoy this Halloween safely. Now grab your flashlights and treat buckets to make it an awesome night!