Halloween is just around the corner. Through the mad dash to get costumes, attend Halloween parties, get all the treats for trick-or-treaters and get ready for your own Halloween festivities, this holiday can seem stressful. There are a few things that you can do to make sure that your Halloween party and the trick-or-treaters that come to your house have a fun and healthy time. The CDC has put together a short list of Halloween tips for those of you expecting trick-or-treaters or guests.
- Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
- Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
- Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
- Keep candle-lit jack o’lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
- Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.