by: Erin Caldwell
stored in: General

My children LOVE Halloween and we are so privileged to live in a neighborhood like Huffman where so many of our kind neighbors give out candy and greetings to us on beggars’ night. Of course, their favorite part is getting candy and dressing up, but I really look forward to the opportunity to visit, if only for a moment, my neighbors.

This year, beggars’ night is October 30 from 6-8 p.m.

If you’re taking or sending your trick-or-treaters out on the 30th, here are some important tips for parents:

Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren’t going with them. Let them know that they are to check in with you every hour, by phone or by stopping back at home. Or, better yet, go with them.

Help your young child pick out or make a costume that will be safe. Make sure that it’s fire proof or treated with fire retardant. If they are wearing a mask of any kind,  make sure that the eye holes are large enough for good peripheral vision. They should also have a glow stick or reflector patches so that they can be clearly seen by motorists.

Make sure you set a time that your kids should be home by. Make sure they know how important it is for them to be home on time or to call immediately if something happens and they are going to be delayed.

Explain to kids of all ages the difference between tricks and vandalism and to always be considerate of neighbors and their property.

Serve your kids a filling meal before trick or treating and they won’t be as tempted to eat too much candy.

Be sure to show your children know how to cross a street properly. They should always look both ways before crossing the street and should only cross at corners or crosswalks. Make sure that if you have more than one child, they know to take the hand of the younger child when they cross a street.

Make sure your children are courteous and polite, never leaving a house without saying “Thank you” for the treats they receive.

If you are staying behind to give out candy this year, please make sure your porch light is on so that trick-or-treaters know to come a’knockin. Thank you for being a part of making this holiday a fun one for my family and many others.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

One Response to “Halloween in Huffman”

  1. Joel Michael Says:

    The pirate costume was our favorite last year!

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