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Trick-or-Treat – Halloween Safety Tips


Our girls are so excited about Halloween. We have an exciting Halloween party later this week so we are busy getting ready and with the help from Costume SuperCenter it’s going to be a great Halloween. We are happy to partner with Costume SuperCenter on this post.

halloween 2014 kaila brooklinEveryone wants to keep little trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween and so Costume SuperCenter has a great list of resources for Halloween. Our girls are so excited about getting dressed up and going to trick or treat. There’s something so fun about Halloween and it’s just another day that we get to spend time making memories together.

TrickTreat_Infographic10 Halloween Safety Tips To Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe

  1.  Plan a route in advance.
  2.  Wear comfy shoes.
  3. Stay well-lit.
  4.  Make sure all costumes are short & bathroom-friendly.
  5.  Pick your masks carefully!
  6.  Pick a trick-or-treat bag that’s practical.
  7. Walk, don’t run.
  8. Use flexible props.
  9.  Keep track of time.
  10. Check your child’s candy.

For even more useful tips, check out Costume SuperCenter’s 10-step guide to Trick-or-Treating Safety. It’s got plenty of great advice regarding wardrobe, props and keeping track of time. Remember that there’s still time so that Costume SuperCenter can help make your Halloween memorable!

How do you keep your kiddos safe on Halloween?


  1. Krystal on October 28, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Comfy shoes are kind of the most important part of any holiday! 😉 Lots of walking and you never know what kind of hills or roads you will encounter!

  2. Liz Mays on October 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    You thought it out really well. These are great tips, and the comfy shoes is a big one!

  3. Valerie on October 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

    These are great tips. Halloween can be so much fun and safe too!

  4. Autumn @Mamachallenge on October 28, 2015 at 7:49 am

    These are great tips! It is so important to stay well-lit with so many people out that night!

  5. Janet W. on October 28, 2015 at 2:43 am

    These are really great tips to remember, thanks for sharing them! We always check all of the candy my grandsons get. You can never be too careful!

  6. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert on October 27, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Halloween seems like a lot of fun, but being out in the dark can still be dangerous! You have to take steps to be careful!

  7. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom on October 27, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    We haven’t done any serious trick or treating with our girls yet but these are some great tips!

  8. Shelley Zurek on October 27, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Bring a flash light is another great tip. Also, gauge the child. Bigger kids can go longer, the little kids may need to be dropped off.

  9. Vera Sweeney on October 27, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    It is so important to remember to be careful with kids candy. It really is sad that there are people who try to ruin such a fun holiday.

  10. Stacey- Travel Blogger on October 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Checking your child’s candy is very important. You can’t trust all of the candy handed out, and it’s better safe than sorry.

  11. Tammi Roy on October 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    These are great tips. We put flashing lights on the kids to make them easier to see.

  12. Shauna on October 27, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Great tips. We actually only go for about 20 min… then come back to hand out candy. We actually have more fun doing a haunt and handing out, then collecting candy. These are great tips… Halloween can be a scary time with kids running all over in the dark

  13. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas on October 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Halloween is definitely a holiday where safety needs to be addressed. All of your tips are great – especially the last one about checking our kids candy. You can never be too careful!

  14. Janis @MommyBlogExpert on October 27, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    So sad that safety is a big concern at Halloween. But with your tips I think parents with young kids can maximize the chances of their children having a safe and happy holiday this year.

  15. Danielle on October 27, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    We don’t live in a location where trick-or-treating house to house is possible, so we always go to the mall to collect candy. My biggest thing when doing this is keeping my son in my sight. It’s so easy when there’s a big crowd at the mall, for him to get lost or wander away.

  16. Jody Smith on October 27, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Excellent tips for a safe Halloween! I agree though besides checking the candy for tampering I check for the good ones for mommy to put up lol.

  17. Jenna Wood on October 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I inspect ALL candy, mainly for my own benefit, but it’s a good safety practice as well. We’ve luckily, never had any issues on Halloween.

  18. Jeanette on October 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    These are all awesome tips! I always have some kind of glow stick on them or reflector tape. I am obsessive about it.

  19. Kelly Hutchinson on October 27, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    So many great safety tips in here. Comfy shoes is a must. A few years ago we wore new shoes and it was a nightmare.

  20. Mistee Dawn on October 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    These are really great tips that we try to adhere to when taking our daughter out trick-or-treating. She is so excited!

  21. Kathy on October 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Great tips! My mother in law just bought all the kids some flashlights for Halloween. I always go with my girls trick or treating since they’re to young to be out on their own. I know these flashlights are really going to help them too.

  22. Jennifer on October 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    It’s a sad commentary on people when we have to check our children’s candy to make sure they aren’t eating poison or a razor blade. That is just horrible. Thank you for sharing these tips.

  23. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on October 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I eat half the candy as I am checking it, but at least it gets checked.