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parental tips

  • An adult should always accompany children under 12 years of age.
  • Do not use open flame candles in jack-o-lanterns.  Commercially available battery lights are much safer and do not pose a fire hazard.
  • Parents should never let their children carve a pumpkin unsupervised.
  • Do not hand out homemade or unwrapped candies to children.
  • Parents should plan a route for your child to use while trick-or-treating and set an early return time for your child.
  • To welcome trick-or-treaters, switch on your porch lights or any exterior lights.


trick or treat tips

  • Do not go inside anyone's house.  Remain on the stoop or porch at all times.
  • Do not go into a stranger's automobile.
  • Do not take shortcuts through backyards, alleys or parks.
  • Walk don't run.
  • When crossing the street look both ways.  Do not cross in between cars.
  • Always use the sidewalk.
  • Trick-or-treat on well-lit streets within your neighborhood.
  • Children should always travel in a group.
  • Use the buddy system, and make sure you have at least one buddy with you the entire evening.
  • When you return home, have an adult examine and discard all candies that are not factory sealed or wrapped by the candy manufacturer.  Never eat homemade or unwrapped treats.
  • Never accept candy from strangers.
  • Children should carry spare change in case of an emergency and they need to call home.


costume tips

  • Costumes should fit properly, avoid loose or baggy costumes.
  • Encourage children to wear face paint as opposed to a mask.  Face paint should be non-toxic and meet FDA standards.
  • If a mask is worn, make sure that the eye, mouth and nose openings are large enough to ensure adequate breathing and full range of vision.
  • Only purchase and use flame retardant costumes.
  • Children should wear white, reflective clothing, or use reflective tape and carry either a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Avoid any type of open flame while wearing costume.
  • REMEMBER - A flame-retardant costume does not mean that it is fire proof.  Always keep your costume away from any type of open flame or other heat source.
  • Children should never carry sharp objects.  Ensure that all props are made of material that is flexible and nonrealistic looking.
  • Materials made of 100Q% polyester or modacrylics are best for making homemade costumes.  They are less flammable.  100% polyester and modacrylics may be purchased at most local fabric stores.


tips for motorists

  • Be aware of children darting out between parked automobiles.
  • Use caution when entering and exiting driveways.
  • During twilight and evening hours be mindful of children in dark costumes.