Keep it safe (and spooky!): Halloween safety tips

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Halloween safety

Halloween is a fun night for people of all ages, whether you’re dressing up, trick-or-treating around one of our great modular home neighborhoods with your family, or staying home and watching the parade of fun costumes while you hand out candy. But it’s also important to keep some precautions in mind to ensure that this holiday remains a thrilling and safe experience for everyone.

Costume Safety

The true meaning of Halloween is expressing yourself with a costume. Always keep safety in mind when dressing up or choosing costumes for your children:

  • Visibility: If you’re trick-or-treating after dark, ensure that costumes, especially for children, are bright and visible in low light. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes or using glow-in-the-dark accessories to enhance visibility.
  • Comfort: Trick-or-treating involves a lot of walking! Make sure costumes are comfortable to walk, run, and move in to avoid trips and falls.
  • Flame Resistance: When purchasing costumes for children, check the labels for flame resistance. Avoid costumes made from highly flammable materials, and always be cautious around open flames.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

Creating cherished trick-or-treating memories for your family can be the highlight of Halloween. The goal is for everyone to make it home safely.

  • Supervision: Young children should always be accompanied by a responsible adult while trick-or-treating.
  • Trick-or-Treat in Familiar Areas: Stick to well-lit neighborhoods and familiar streets such as your own modular home neighborhood.
  • Stay on the Sidewalks: Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, avoiding crossing yards and crossing streets carefully.
  • Check Candy: Once you get home, inspect all the candy. Throw away any open or suspicious-looking items.

Stay at Home Safely

If you’re staying at home to hand out candy, be a safe host:

  • Clear Pathways: Make sure your walkway is clear and well-lit to prevent tripping hazards for visiting trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep Pets Secure: Costumes and constant visitors can be a scary experience for pets…and not in a good way! Keep your pets in a safe, comfortable place where the activity of trick-or-treaters won’t upset them.

This year and every year, keep the scares of Halloween you experience the fun, spooky kind! No matter how you celebrate, keeping safety in mind will make this holiday even more enjoyable for everyone involved.