From all of us at Coxwell @ Associates, we want to wish you and your little goblins & ghouls a safe and fun-filled Halloween! Here is a short video (click here to watch) to kick off the tricks and treats this Halloween’s Eve….starring Merrida Coxwell (aka Mad Scientist), Frank Coxwell (aka Frankenstein), Joanie Coxwell (aka Bride of Frankenstein), Chuck Mullins (aka Dracula), and Eric Brown (aka the Wolf-man).
5 Tips to Keeping Trick or Treating Spook-tacular:
1. Avoid having your child wear a full mask, but if they do, make sure the holes for their eyes are large enough for them to see clearly in all directions. Also make sure that they can easily breathe through the mask. If you need to enlarge the holes, you can always use a dark face paint to cover their skin.
2. All costumes should be able to be seen at night by either using bright colors or by adding reflective tape to the costume and trick or treat bags. Make sure the costume is not too long or their night will be filled with trip & fall tricks rather than treats!
3. Make sure your children know that they cannot eat any of the candy or other treats until it has been properly inspected by you (and you’ve had time to pick out your favorites of course!). It’s always helpful to feed the little monsters before they go so that they are full and can easily wait to feast when they get home.
4. Know the route! Have a designated start and stop time – going only on streets you are familiar with that are well-lit areas. Don’t go to houses that are not lit or that you are not sure are participating in the event. Don’t take short-cuts through parking lots, alleys, etc. Never go inside a house – the treats can be received on the porch.
5. If you are driving your children around in and out of different residential areas, always stay well below posted speed limits and watch for fast moving little angels and scarecrows. You want to be sure you have extra time to break if one darts in front of you.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.