Some info and planning will ensure that the scares this season are fun ones!
General Halloween Safety Tips
- Talk about it. 65% of parents don’t discuss Halloween safety with their children. Talk with your kids and offer ways to ensure a fun and safe experience.
- Walk safe. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween. Discuss safety, pre-plan a route, stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks.
- Shine, sparkle and glow. 82% of parents don’t use reflective tape or other high visibility aids on their child’s costume. Be sure to incorporate reflective tape, glow sticks, finger lights or light-up accessories.
- Lighten up. 63% of children don’t carry a flashlight while they’re trick or treating. Grab a clip-on light if they don’t want to carry one!
- Tag along. 70% of parents don’t accompany their children trick or treating. You’re never too old to trick-or-treat! Grab a costume, enjoy some family bonding, and be sure to claim your treat tax!
The Halloween & Costume Association maintains a direct line of communication with the CDC to stay current with official CDC celebration guidelines. Use these links to stay up-to-date!
Activities, Gatherings & Holidays | CDC
Have a happy, safe Halloween and Celebrate Your Way.
Check out our Celebration Ideas for inspiration!