10. Remind the kids to say thank you, even if they get crappy candy.
11. Be prepared to carry their props after a while.
12. Inspect all candy when you get home. Throw away homemade, unwrapped or open candy.
13. Let them have one piece of wrapped candy while on the walk as a treat/break.
14. Bring a flashlight and give them glow sticks to wear.
15. Don’t let them walk in the middle of the streets. Cars will still travel on roads October 31st.
16. If the front light is out but they have Halloween decorations, there is a good chance that they have no more candy.
17. If the lights are out and don’t have any decorations, the people are most likely hiding in the back and have no candy to give.
18. Carry a small, portable first aid kit for those little cuts and injuries.
19. Many people bring their dogs with them and dress them up in costumes such as a hot dog or a devil. Instruct the kids to ask the owner if they can pet the animal BEFORE they do. There is a good chance that the animal is embarrassed to be in a costume and may want to take it out on a kid.
20. When the kids go to the door, stay close by and watch carefully.
21. Set a strict curfew for older kids that go out on their own.
22. Kids are NEVER to go into the house unless YOU know them.
23. If you have to drive, slow down more than usual.
24. Give the kids a snack before they go out. They won’t complain about being hungry and want to eat the candy.
25. Take half the candy and place it in the freezer for use in the summer.
Here are a few tips for homeowners on Halloween:
1. Keep the path to your door clear of all obstacles and well lit.