Observe These 10 Tips While Trick or Treating

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Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085
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Halloween is approaching and is a childs' third favorite holiday behind Christmas and Thanksgiving. While older teens and adults may enjoy costume parties, kids can't resist Trick or Treating. Follow these 10 tips to ensure a safe and fun-filled Halloween:

 

  • Know when Halloween will be observed in your area. Strange as it may sound, many communities designate alternate nights for Trick or Treating if the 31st falls on Sunday. Check your neighborhood Facebook page or the city's website to be sure.

 

  • Teach your children to look all ways when crossing the street. Look left, right, then left again when crossing and continue to look while crossing.

 

  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk FACING traffic as far off the road as possible.

 

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers, and use light colors

 

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  • Have children carry flashlights or glow sticks to help them see and be seen by drivers.

 

  • Be sure the costume fits your child, does not drag the ground (trip hazard), and masks do not obstruct their vision.

 

  • Don't let children eat candy until it's "inspected". Avoid homemade treats unless they are from someone you know and trust.

 

  • Know what time to start and when to quit. While there is no "usual" time to observe Trick or Treating, common sense will dictate a reasonable time to say enough is enough.

 

  • Households expecting Trick or Treaters will normally turn on their flood or porch lights. Don't approach houses that are dark. Likewise, if you won't be home on Halloween or run out of candy, consider turning your porch lights OFF.

 

  • If someone leaves a bowl of candy outside their door, be respectful and take ONE or TWO pieces. Leave some for the next group.

 

Bonus Tip: If older children knock on your door to Trick or Treat, be gracious and treat them with respect. Don't shame them or ask if they are too old to Trick or Treat. There is no harm in allowing them to have fun on this hallowed evening.

 

Happy Halloween

 

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Safety is very important.  Know the area and routes the kids my take and check in with them now and then

Oct 24, 2018 09:20 AM #4
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Brian England
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Kids definitely love Halloween and trick or treating!  I would argue that kids consider their birthday being a holiday that is definitely in the top 3, haha.

Oct 24, 2018 11:09 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Pat... all great tips. I sent out a list of tips to my data base just yesterday and will also post something in the days to come.

Oct 24, 2018 12:10 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Those are all excellent tips, Pat.  They are sure to help keep kids safer, and enjoy Halloween a little more.

Oct 24, 2018 12:56 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Pat, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Oct 24, 2018 12:57 PM #8
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Thank you Pat Champion. It's been a great day so far!

I think the older kids are sometimes embarrassed to go trick or treating Kathy Streib, but they want candy too. As long as they are respectful and some even help out with their younger siblings, it's ok in my book.

Oct 24, 2018 02:12 PM #9
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Our Brandon and Pearl areas are having a lot of church and city sponsored events Sheri Sperry - MCNE®. I meant to compile a list but the date has slipped up on me.

Oct 24, 2018 02:14 PM #10
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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William Feela - a lot of parents will tag along and stand by the street while the kiddos come to the door. In my neighborhood there are droves of parents, children, golf carts, and little red wagons. Halloween is huge in certain neighborhoods!

Oct 24, 2018 02:15 PM #11
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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You have a good point Brian England about a kids birthday ranking high on their list. And I would not have guessed Thanksgiving would surpass Halloween, but according to my Google search, it did just that. At any rate, Halloween is a fun night and trick-or-treating is a tradition that delights children everywhere. I'm having a hard time staying out of the candy!

Oct 24, 2018 02:18 PM #12
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John Pusa
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty those are very valuable tips to observe for trick or treating.

Oct 24, 2018 02:23 PM #13
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Pat we don't get trick or treaters anymore - which is a bummer.  The kids go to school or church events. I used to love seeing kids show up so proud of their costumes!

Oct 24, 2018 04:45 PM #14
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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It's fun when they ring your doorbell, and you know who they are, but they don't think you recognize them. I don't get many trick or treaters either, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 but I'm prepared, just in case.

Oct 24, 2018 05:13 PM #15
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Great tips for trick or treaters  Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  can't believe it is almost Halloween

Oct 24, 2018 05:21 PM #16
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Pat, saw Brian's reblog, and what a great post to keep our kiddos safe.

Oct 24, 2018 05:30 PM #17
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Sonja Patterson
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Great tips Pat! :)  Halloween can be a lot of fun for kids and parents, too!  Loved your bonus tip.  I think trick-or-treating should be for all school-aged kids.  I guess mine were 12 or 13 when they began to prefer handing out candy (and eating the leftovers, ha!)

Oct 24, 2018 08:08 PM #18
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Hi Sonja Patterson - I haven't heard whether my almost 12 year old granddaughter is trick or treating this year. My guess is she's borderline too "old" for it. Still, we are all chocolate lovers so she may have to do it to keep us supplied in sweets. :) 

Oct 25, 2018 07:12 AM #19
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Our trick or treating will be on the 31st. We will miss it again since we are going to the NAR Convention.

Oct 26, 2018 08:59 PM #20
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Great tips for trick or treating.

My husband is going to ask a neighbor today how many little goblins we can expect since we just moved here in April. I hope we get lots of kids!

Oct 28, 2018 08:05 AM #21
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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And you'll get to go to the AR meet-up, too Debbie Reynolds. Enjoy!

Please dress up for your trick or treaters, you'll have so much fun Sharon Tara 

Oct 28, 2018 09:01 AM #22
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Pat we always decorate our house up for the T & T gangs and every year we get more and more of the little ones... great advice BTW... sadly this year we are only doing minimal decorations because of the Meetup in Boston, do not want to leave up the decorations for that long...Endre

Oct 28, 2018 11:51 PM #23
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