Halloween Tips and Treats

Halloween is just around the corner. Here are some tips and treats to make this the safest... and yummiest Halloween yet!

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.

  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
  • Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
  • Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
  • Consider giving candy away,many dentists will buy candy from you, and giving children a toy or fun activity in exchange

Part of the fun during Halloween is all the delicious themed treats and drinks you can make. Below are some yummy, and spooky, ideas for you to try this year.

Halloween Cookies
Mummy Cake Pops
 Chocolate Monsters
Candy Corn People

For the Kids:

    Wormy Orange Punch
 Magic Potion Punch
Pumpkin Pie Shots
    Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa

For the Grown Ups:

 Witch's Hat Cocktail
 Smokin' Skulls Shot
     Poison Apple Cocktail
Black Devil Martini