With Halloween looming around the corner, it is the perfect time of year for all things spooky, sweet, and fun! With the holiday, comes many many hazards, however. Be sure you are enjoying the holiday safely, so you can enjoy more treats than tricks.
Trick or Treat in Groups
Never go trick or treating alone. It is important that your children have supervision when going around the neighborhood. Use the buddy system when out at night, knocking on doors. Walking together provides an extra set of eyes and ears to keep a lookout for suspicious activity or safety when crossing streets if travelling on foot.
Knock on Doors You Know
Speaking of knocking on doors, it is always safest to visit homes where you know the inhabitants. If the home is dark and has no decorations, it is usually a sign that the people inside, if there are any inside, are not expecting visitors for the night.
Walking around in the dark night of Halloween can sometimes get very chilly, especially in certain areas. Costumes vary in how warm they are. If you are dressed as a character who wear less warm clothing, be sure to always bring a coat or jacket with you, and be sure you provide children with something warm as well. You don't want to catch a chill!
Go Trick or Treating in Safe Times
Waiting until it's pitch-black outside causing the obvious difficulties and added hazards. The best time to go trick or treating is right after an early dinner, before the sun has set. By doing so, you can more readily see your children and others, and are able to keep better track of where to go next.
If you are out and about on Halloween in your vehicle, be prepared to make abrupt stops for children and others who mistakenly step out into the street. Due to trick or treating, you will see many more pedestrians than usual, as they walk from door to door. No matter what age, they may not be paying proper attention due to the calamity of the holiday, so it is always necessary to practice extra precaution on the roads.
Have a Plan
Before going out, be sure to have a plan in place and be sure all are aware of it. Set a time of return and layout which houses you will head to and in what order. If you plan on attending an event in your city, have a safe place to park and have a safe measure of distance for all children in the group. Halloween is quite literally a holiday of surprise, but if you set a plan in advance, there will be less chances of unhappy unexpected happenings, and more room for fun surprises!
If you plan to celebrate Halloween with your friends and family, Oklahoma City has many of events for all. Check a few out below!
Where: The Myriad Gardens
When: Ongoing daily, 10am - 5pm
Brick or Treat
Where: Bricktown, OKC
When: Oct. 24, 4-7pm
Haunt the Zoo
Where: Oklahoma City Zoo
When: Oct. 28-29th, 9am - 4pm
Find more events happening this week here or here!
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