Make your Halloween night safe and fun-filled

Posted October 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

Halloween is known for tricks, treats and costumes of all colors, but as October draws to a close, the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, make sure you and your family have a fun-filled, safe Halloween with these tips from USA.gov:

Don’t let the flu scare away your fun

Flu season is just around the corner so take precautions and get a flu shot. Halloween activities like trick-or-treating or parties provide opportunities for you and your family to be exposed to germs. Stay one step ahead with a flu shot for anyone six months of age or older.

You want the thrills without the chills

Check your local weather report before you head out for some Fright Night fun, and be prepared to bundle up underneath those costumes. Dressing for the occasion will help prevent maladies like hypothermia and will allow you to enjoy your night, no matter what the weather.

Lost in the graveyard

If you and your family will be participating in the age-old tradition of trick-or-treating, be aware of the area you’ll be visiting and watch out for traffic. Whether it’s your own local street and town, or a theme park with family specials, getting lost in an unfamiliar area can pose a danger to the enjoyment of the evening and your personal safety.

Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and strangers

If you live in a neighborhood, odds are that you are going to get some visitors this Halloween. If you choose to hand out treats and exchange tricks, be aware of the people you allow inside your home. If there are guests that are unfamiliar to you, hand out candy on your doorstep, and keep the night’s activities outside.