Halloween is a lot of fun, but there are a few things to keep in mind to make the night better for everyone. Here are the dos and don’ts for staying sane, being a good neighbor, and what to do if you’re a newbie to this whole passing out candy for trick-or-treaters thing.
- DO spring for the good candy - NO ONE wants raisins or stale black licorice. Plus, if you buy candy you actually like you can treat yo self to a few pieces.
- DO leave your light off if you forgot to buy candy or aren't home - Not everyone abides this unwritten rule, but not having your lights on usually signals you’re not home or have no more candy to give.
- DON'T leave candy outside unsupervised - It seems like a good idea, but some little jerk will come by and dump the whole bowl into their treat bag. (Something I've seen time and time again)
- DON'T ask kids what they are - Just ask them to “Tell me about your costume” instead.
- DO wear a costume - If you’re going trick-or-treating or to a Halloween party, make the effort to dress up. It's so much more fun for the kids!
- DO be original with costumes - Get more creative than a sexy mouse or a sexy deer. You’re better than that.
- DON'T forget to say please and thank you - Be polite, good manners are always appreciated.
- DO be extra cautious - It’s dark, kids are all over the place and they’re wearing costumes. So pay attention and take it easy on the roads.
- DON'T hand out homemade treats - Your homemade baked goods are probably delicious but no one will know because the number one for trick-or-treating is you aren’t allowed to take unwrapped treats, so don’t waste your time.
- DO clear a path so your walkway is easy to navigate - Save your plants from getting trampled and keep those little witches and superheroes safe with some lights and a clear walkway. Ps. Strobe lights are great, but trying to walk toward one is tough!