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7 Fun Ways to Safely Prepare for Trick or Treat

Sharon Monticello

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Oct 18 3 minutes read

Get ready for Halloween because the neighborhood kids are planning their costumes and preparing to ring your doorbell. Children will surely barrage the streets begging for treats. But aside from giving them treats, make sure your home is safe against unexpected tricks. Prepare for their trick or treat with these 7 fun and safe ways.

Decorate your Front Door

Before anything else in any trick-or-treating preparation, decorate your door first. Make it spooky! Add decorations on your front door or in your yard. The spookier the better. You can also set up a few jack-o-lanterns if you wish. However, if you decide to light the pumpkin, make sure it’s placed well away from areas that trick-or-treaters will be passing through. You don't want their draping costumes and accessories whiz by the flame.

Make sure your walkways are clutter-free.

Remove any kind of toys, rakes, errant stone in the walkways. Make sure before trick-or-treating starts, Clear them all out of the way. Make your home safer by a quick clean-up to avoid any accidents.

Light up your yard.

This Halloween, your front yard will be getting more foot traffic than usual.  It’s very important to make sure your guests can see their way. Create a safe path for them by turning on your exterior lights. It also signals that you’re ready for them to knock on the door. While by turning off the porch light, it informs them that you run out of candy and can no longer participate in Halloween.

Secure Your Pets

Somehow, your pets will be disturbed by the noise of these kids and possibly harm a child. So allow the kids to enter your premises safely by keeping your pets in a secured room or wing of the house.


Wear a Costume.

Welcoming the kids in a Halloween costume makes it more fun for these trick-or-treaters. Even if you put it together in five minutes, wearing a costume is always a brilliant idea! It makes it more enjoyable for them that you are really supporting their Halloween activity.

Choose your Giveaways

Many kids are allergic to candy ingredients like nuts. Help them enjoy the holiday by checking first which candies you will be giving them. It’s always nice to see them enjoying the candies you give them, but it still better if the candies you give are safe for them.


Maintain a Clean Yard.

For sure, the kiddos will stay on sidewalks and driveways. But they may also wander around. Allow them to enjoy a stroll this Halloween by clearing out sticks, objects, or other tripping hazards from your yard.


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