Tips & Tricks to Staying Safe this Halloween


Halloween is just around the corner, and we all know how excited kids get about costumes, candy, and spooktacular fun. But, as parents and caregivers, it’s our job to make sure the excitement doesn’t turn into accidents. At the Big Red Barn, we totally get that, so we’ve put together some easy-to-follow tips and tricks to make sure your kiddos have a safe and unforgettable Halloween.

Picking the Perfect Costume🧙‍♀️🦸‍♂️🎃:

  • Make sure the costume fits just right. Running from house to house is no fun when you’re tripping over a too-long cape or a baggy costume.
  • Ditch the masks that block vision and opt for face paints or makeup instead. We don’t want any little mummies bumping into things.

Light Up the Night🔦🌟:

  • Stick some reflective tape or stickers on those costumes. It’ll make your kids shine like stars in the dark, keeping them safe.
  • Hand out glow sticks, flashlights, or lanterns for some added flair and visibility. Plus, it adds to the Halloween magic.

Buddy Up and Explore👬👻👭:

  • For the younger ones, having an adult along for the trick-or-treat adventure is a must.
  • For the older kiddos, make sure you have a buddy! Safety is in number, right?
  • Stay in well-lit neighborhoods you know and trust, and always cross streets at those handy crosswalks.

Plan Your Path🗺️:

  • Plan your trick-or-treat route in advance and share it with someone you trust. It’s like having a backup plan.
  • Remind your kids not to go into strangers’ houses. Halloween is about treats, not trickery.

Candy Checkup🍫🍬:

  • Hold off on digging into that candy stash until you get home. It gives you a chance to check it over.
  • Look out for any tampered wrappers or strange-looking treats. When in doubt, toss it out.
  • If allergies are a concern, consider non-food treats like stickers, toys, or pencils. Halloween can be fun without the candy too!
  • Paint a pumpkin teal and put it outside to let others know you’ve got allergy-friendly treats.

Stranger Danger Reminder👤🙅‍♂️:

  • Remind your kids not to talk to strangers. Spooky costumes are for fun, but safety is serious business.

Germ-Fighting Heroes🧼👐:

  • Keep hand sanitizer handy and remind your little ones to use it. And don’t forget to avoid touching their faces while they’re out and about.
  • Once you’re back home, make sure your kiddos wash their hands before diving into their sweet treats!

Emergency Game Plan🚨📞:

  • Make sure your kids know what to do in case of an emergency. Teach them how to dial 911 and make sure they know your address. Safety first, always.

So, there you have it – the Big Red Barn‘s guide to having a super fun and safe Halloween. We want your kids to have a blast while staying out of harm’s way. Remember, with a little planning and some common-sense precautions, Halloween can be a magical night for your little monsters. Have a safe and BOO-tiful Halloween!🎃👻