Who doesn't love Halloween? I personally don't think I've ever came across anyone who doesn't enjoy Halloween. I love seeing all the little kids in their adorable costumes. I enjoy the candy, parties and everything else that comes along with Halloween. However, every year I get a little concerned about the safety of Halloween. With that said I'm still going to enjoy a great Halloween this year and I hope you do as well!
My favorite part – THE CANDY! I mean the fun 😉 What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Halloween Parties and Safety
Costumes: We all know how expensive Halloween costumes can be! Take one look in a Halloween costume store and you will see that the prices of a simple costume are a little scary. Thankfully, there are several ways to save on Halloween costumes.
- Look at your local thrift store
- Make your own! Pinterest is a great resource for making your own costumes
- Order online as this gives you the best resource for price comparing
- Borrow from a friend
- Recycle an old costume
Halloween Parties: One of the best things about Halloween is hosting a Halloween party! Here are some tips for hosting a great Halloween party:
- Invite people early! It seems like everyone has multiple Halloween parties to attend, so last minute invites don't always work out well
- Have lots of festive candy and food. Make candy/caramel covered apples, finger foods and even a punch with dry ice and ice cream
- Make your party costume only, meaning no-one without a costume is allowed. This is always a fun way to ensure everyone dresses up
- Create a haunted house out of your garage or front yard
Safety: One big concern parents have about Halloween is safety. We all want to keep our children safe on Halloween, but how do we go about doing that?
- Carry a flashlight and ensure you have some sort of bright clothing on, a piece of bright duct tape works if the costume is all black
- Check the candy before eating it
- Don't eat baked goods from strangers
- Stick with neighborhoods you know
- Stay in a group
- Never let young children go out by themselves
How do you keep your family safe on Halloween?