Halloween is almost here and soon neighborhoods will be full of superheros, princesses, and more costume clad children!
As you prepare to take your kids trick-or-treating, remember these tips to keep you and your family safe.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
- Pick a neighborhood and plan your route. It’s easy to get caught up in going from house-to-house but by making a route and sticking to it you won’t have to worry about getting lost or walking too far from your house.
- Carry a flashlight and wear reflective tape. It’s dark at night, and drivers will have a hard time seeing dark-colored costumes, like Batman. Using a flashlight and wearing reflective tape will help drivers see you as they drive through neighborhoods.
- Wear comfortable shoes! You’ll be doing a lot of walking to get those treats, so make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes. Also make sure that your costume doesn’t cover your feet as then you could accidentally trip on your costume.
- Review the candy. After you get back from trick-or-treating, make sure you go through your child’s candy to check for anything that is unwrapped or strange looking. Of course, this also allows you to pick your favorite candies to keep for yourself!
Where to Trick-or-Treat in Raleigh
Most housing subdivisions plan trick-or-treating activities for their neighborhoods. Check with your homeowner’s association to see when they have their Halloween activities planned.
If you live in an apartment complex, check with your leasing office to see if they are doing anything special for trick-or-treaters. If not, you can always tag along with a friend who lives in an area where kids will be trick-or-treating. Or you can drive to a nearby housing subdivision. Popular trick-or-treating neighborhoods are in Brier Creek, North Raleigh, and Cary, NC.
Some businesses also offer trick-or-treating opportunities. For example, Crabtree Valley Mall, Triangle Town Center and the Marbles Kids Museum are holding kid-friendly events on Halloween as well. You can find more details on WRAL’s Go Ask Mom Halloween Fun Guide.
We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!