Halloween Safety Tips For The Whole Family

Halloween Safety Tips for the Whole FamilyMake sure you don’t experience any real scares on Halloween with these family safety tips!

Halloween is a holiday that centers on the spooky. People put on costumes—sometimes even fearsome ones—and many head to haunted houses or look for other ways to get a scare!

If you have kids, you probably want Halloween to be more festive than frightful. We can help! Keep your Halloween scares of the family-friendly variety with these trick-or-treating tips.

  • Go As A Group: The more people you trick-or-treating with, the less likely you are to get targeted by people up to no good on Halloween night. Coordinate a big trick-or-treating gathering with your kids’ friends’ parents for more fun and less worry!
  • Have A Care With Costumes: Your kids are probably thrilled about the cool costumes they’ve picked out for Halloween. Make sure their enthusiasm isn’t soured by an issue by trimming too-long hems, enlarging eye holes in face masks, opting for comfortable shoes, and choosing soft, flexible props (e.g. swords, broomsticks).
  • Walk Wisely: Make sure you’re visible to cars before you try to cross the street, and cross at a crosswalk whenever possible. If you or your kids will be wearing dark colored costumes, consider adding reflective tape to the back of your costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
  • Be Cautious With Candy: Before you head out, get your kids excited about pre-packaged candy and get them in the mindset to think of unwrapped pieces not just as unsafe, but also as downright yucky. It’s also a good idea to go through their candy when you get home to make sure their treats don’t contain any tricks!

Happy Halloween from The Misner Agency! Contact us for all of your personal and business insurance needs in Bloomingburg, Livingston Manor, Westtown, Woodbourne, and throughout New York.

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