Halloween isn’t just a holiday for kids; adults can get in on the fun too! Whether it’s attending parties or dressing up and going trick or treating, everyone needs to be alert on Halloween night since children and their families will be out and about.

The categories below cover everything from having a safe costume, down to safely unpacking and eating candy:

Costume Safety

  • Flame resistant
  • Reflective tape/visibility
  • No masks that obstruct your vision

Trick or Treating Safety

  • A responsible adult should accompany children at all times
  • Remind children to never enter a stranger’s home or vehicle
  • Remind children to stay in familiar, well-lit areas, and to stick with friends

Motorist Safety

  • Watch for people all around in driveways, on curbs, on sidewalks, and in the roadways
  • Slow down and watch for people in dark clothing
  • Discourage new drivers from driving on Halloween

Treat Safety

  • Inspect candy before eating
  • Check labels for allergens like nuts and dairy
  • Young children should not consume choking hazards such as gum, hard candy, or peanuts

If you follow these tips and tricks, you can ensure that you and your family will have a spooky, enjoyable, and safe Halloween!