From trick-or-treating to decorating for the occasion, safety is a concern on Halloween — especially when kids are involved
Here are some safety tips to help ensure your holiday is filled with more treats than tricks:
When trick-or treating:
- Plan costumes that are bright or reflective, or consider reflective tape, glow sticks, or a bright trick-or-treat bag for visibility.
- Carry a light or flashlight (with fresh batteries).
- Remain on well-lit streets, and always accompany children. Don’t cross streets without looking both ways, and don’t walk through dark alleys.
- Check candy for any possible tampering or choking hazards for small children, and when in doubt, throw it out.
- If you’re carving pumpkins, have an adult do the carving for small children — or consider other decorating options like painting, stickers or pumpkin push-ins à la Potato Head.
- Keep walkways and sidewalks visible and clear of obstacles for trick-or-treaters and their families.
- Skip the candle displays and candles inside pumpkins. Thanks to many safe alternatives — from glow sticks to LED lights — there’s no need to risk the open flame.
Scentsy’s a safe bet
Because Scentsy Warmers use a light bulb or an element to warm wax, they’re flameless, sootless and safe to use anywhere in your home. That makes Scentsy Warmers a perfect option for Halloween.