This year has absolutely flown by and Halloween will be here before you know it. If you have little ones in your life, chances are you will be out and about this Halloween taking part in the festivities. Sometimes Trick or Treating can be difficult depending on your location, the weather, all sorts of things. I can remember when I lived in North Dakota and we simply didn’t dress up. It was so cold we all wore snowsuits. We used face paints like we were all clowns and just told everyone what we “thought” our costumes were.
Here, I am going lay out a few great Trick or Treating hacks that will help you and your kiddos to have a great and fun Halloween night; while staying warm, dry and safe all at the same time.
Trick or Treating Hacks Parents Need To Know
Cold Night? A great way to prepare for cold weather without having to wear a coat to cover up the adorable costumes is to layer underneath the costumes. Invest in a few light weight long sleeve shirts and some sort leggings to put on underneath costumes. This will keep them nice and warm and still give them the chance to show off their fun costumes.
-Need a Treat Bag? Getting carrying bags for Trick or Treating can be expensive, sometimes those bags can get up to $4-5 each and if you have multiple kids that can be a bit on the expensive side. A great alternative is to get paper gift bags from Walmart that are around 59 cents each and simply let the kiddos decorate them on their own, or to make it easier use a pillow case from home!
-Dull Neighborhood? If you live in a neighborhood that perhaps a lot of people don’t necessarily participate in Halloween as much as you would like, try a different neighborhood! Call up a friend or family member that plans to go out in their neighborhood and see if you can meet up with them for some fun and busy Trick or Treating. My family usually goes to about 3 different neighborhoods. Since my kids are still rather little a few blocks is more than enough. If you do not have this option, find a local Trunk or Treat, those are just as fun!
-Be Safe! When it comes to Trick or Treating it can be dangerous because there are SO many people outside walking around and you never know who is out there. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of your little ones, in order to keep everyone as safe as possible I would really recommend writing your phone number on your child’s costume, in their sock, or trick or treating bag in the case for whatever reason you get separated. I always use glow sticks as well. The kids think they are part of the costume and are all for wearing them when in reality it’s for their safety.
-Schedule Conflict? If you are unable to take your kids on the actual night of Halloween due to a work schedule conflict or another prior arrangement, Try checking out alternatives. A few good options are to check out local trunk or treats that may be on a different night, or a lot of places host indoor trick or treating events on other nights as well, try a local pumpkin patch for a little fun.
I hope some of these tips/hacks help you out! Some are no-brainers and others maybe you never thought about.