Tips & Tricks for a Safe & Happy Halloween
Skeletons, spiderwebs, and Jack-o’-lanterns galore are popping up all over our neighborhoods, and that can only mean one thing: Trick or Treaters are coming! Halloween is just around the corner and we hope you create the memories that last a lifetime with your family.
If your preparations so far have involved stocking up on candy and choosing the perfect costume for yourself or your children, you’re on the right track. Getting in the Halloween spirit is great, but decking out your yard with spooky decor and buying sweets for trick-or-treaters isn’t the only thing you should be doing to get ready for the holiday ahead. Ghouls and goblins might be nothing more than fun, fictional frights, but there are some real dangers to watch out for on Halloween night.
Thankfully, by following a few simple safety tricks, you can help make this Halloween a fun and safe treat for everyone.If you’re a homeowner expecting trick-or-treaters, make sure you:
> Keep a close eye on your front door
If you’re a parent with children who plan to trick-or-treat, make sure you:
> Tell unaccompanied children to never enter a stranger’s home
If you’re going to be driving on Halloween night, make sure you:
> Be mindful when pulling in or out of driveways
With Halloween holding such a high risk of accidents involving child pedestrians, following these safety tips will be essential!
Even after your children have made it home with their Halloween haul, there is still one more important safety concern you’ll need to address: their candy:
As a general rule for any treat: When in doubt, throw it out.
Parents should also be mindful of treats that could pose a choking hazard. Hard candies, gum, peanuts, and small toys should only be given to older children.
If you have any additional questions regarding tainted or unsafe candy, you can contact Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 or your local police department.
By following these tips, you and your trick-or-treaters will be all set to have a safe and fun holiday. Happy Halloween!
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2021 Indianapolis Trick or Treat Times:
|Carmel||5- 8 p.m.|
|Edinburgh||6 – 8:30 p.m.|
|Greensburg – SAT. 10/30||5-8:30 p.m.|
|IFD Stations across Indy*||6-8 p.m.|
|New Castle||5-8 p.m.|
|New Palestine||5-8 p.m.|
|New Whiteland||6-8:30 p.m.|
|Tipton – Both 10/30 & 10/31||5-8 p.m.|