The big day is almost here. You’ve been hoarding your Costco sized bag of candy away from your own children for weeks, you’ve been sewing, hot gluing, duct taping together costumes for yourself and your children, and ABC Family has been playing Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family on repeat. Visions and memories of knocking on doors and shrieking “Trick or Treat” reverberate inside your head, and you can’t wait to make the same memories from the other side, watching your children experience the bliss of receiving candy and dressing up. But unfortunately, our world is not a safe place and certain precautions must be taken.
With the upcoming Starwars film there are sure to be a plethora Jedi Knights and Sith Lords roaming the streets, disintegrating everything in their path with plasma guns and lightsabers. However, when choosing a costume or making a costume one should remember these tips.
Trick or Treat! (For Walkers)
It’s so much fun to see the mini parade of children around the neighborhood ringing doorbells and singing “Trick or Treat!” However, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween as they are any other time of the year. While menacing, it can be prevented by following these guidelines below.
Trick or Treat! (For Drivers)
It’s Halloween and without children for you to worry about, you’re more concerned with getting your immaculate Maleficent costume intact to your friend’s Halloween bash. But as you’re pulling out of your driveway and onto the road you see the onslaught of children heading your way. Below are some practices to follow when driving on all hallows eve!
You’re back with all of your children, the door is locked, and a half-filled bowl of candy on the stoop for those pesky teenagers that insist on going out after 10 pm. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” is playing on the television and your children have begun to sort their candy into piles, “tradeable”, “chocolate”, and “gross”. While the prevalence of tampered candy has decreased there is always a danger from accepting candy from strangers.
Halloween is a wonderful holiday steeped in Pagan and Christian ritual, and is an American tradition. However, with all big celebrations comes a heightened possibility for danger. Be wary of strangers, drunk driving, and anything suspicious. Call the authorities if you feel unsafe, even if it just turns out to be a talking cat named Binx. While partying with all the Elsas and Annas, Jedis, Batmans, Witches, and Wizards remember to be safe. Last, never light the Black Flame Candle, lest you want to meet up with a trio of witches so evil, they’ll put a spell on you.
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