Be Careful with Costumes
- If your costume is not white or bright, put strips of reflective tape on it so that you will be easily seen in the dark.
- When wearing a mask, be sure you can easily see through the eyeholes and that the nose and mouth holes allow for sufficient airflow.
- If props are a part of your costume (e.g. swords, pitchforks, broomsticks, etc.) be sure that there are no sharp edges or points on which you could get hurt.
- Costumes should be ankle length or shorter so that you don't trip over them.
- Young children should always be accompanied by a parent or other adult.
- Older children should always trick-or-treat in groups of three or more.
- Always stay on the sidewalk.
- Trick-or-treat only at the houses of neighbors that you know.
- Remember to bring flashlights or glowsticks.
- Never ride your bike while wearing a costume.
- Always let your parents know exactly where you plan to trick-or-treat.
- Never eat candy before you arrive home.
- Let your parents inspect your candy before you eat it.
- Do not eat fruit or homemade treats unless your parent knows the person who gave it to you and says it is okay to do so.
- Throw away any candy that is unwrapped or that has been opened.