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Our Safe Halloween Trick or Treating Guide

by Ace Fancy Dress

Things to Consider Before You Go

For many children the best part of Halloween is getting dressed up in scary costumes and going out trick or treating. Many parents join in the fun making sure that the kids visit the right neighborhoods keeping them safe. Even though trick or treating is one of the longest running traditions in modern Halloween history, parents should take precautions ensuring that it's both fun and safe.

Here are our tips on safe trick or treating that we recommend you abide by at all times:

Ace Fancy Dress Trick or treating guidelines

- Always go trick or treating in a group and never alone. If children are going an adult should always accompany them.
- Even though Halloween is exciting, make sure that your child doesn't get carried away by running, walk at all times
- Make sure you plan your route in advance to avoid straying off into rough neighbourhoods
- Only visit houses that are in the open and well lit. Never attend houses that are secluded and out of the public view
- Always visit the front door and never a back entrance
- Never eat any sweets collected until you get home
- Once you get home always check your sweets to make sure they have not been tampered with. Anything that looks to be self-wrapped or home made stay clear of.

Ace Fancy Dress Halloween Costume Guidelines

- Wear appropriate footwear and avoid any footwear that could make you trip
- If wearing costume masks make sure there is sufficient holes that don't restrict vision and mouth holes for breathing
- Make sure any costume props such as weapons are not too realistic looking as this could scare people
- If you're child is wearing all dark clothing make sure they wear a reflective strip so they can be seen by drivers

This all may sound a bit serious but it's very important to bare these things in mind before you take your children trick or treating as you don't want this fun activity to become dangerous.

Other than the points listed have fun! Remember to check out our awesome range of Halloween fancy dress available to buy online where you will find everything you need to make Halloween fun!

This article was taken from our Halloween blog post. For all things fancy dress check out our official blog.

This article was published on Tuesday 16 August, 2011.

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