Halloween is right around the corner, which means you’re probably busy decorating the yard, prepping your costumes, and picking out the best treats in town. With so much fun to be had, remembering the important stuff may be at the back of your spell book; so before your little monsters head out for the night, check out these important trick or treat safety tips.
- Protect your car – While the younger aliens might be off combing the galaxy for the best treats this side of the universe, the older space invaders might be up to no good. So protect the mothership by making sure you don’t leave any valuables in the car, the lights are on, and your favorite hover craft is locked.
- Plan the route – With all the excitement that is sure to be boiling and toiling on Halloween your coven of witches may get overly eager about casting spells on your local neighborhoods. By planning your route around neighborhoods, you’ll help safeguard your kids from getting lost and turning into grumpy goblins because they’ve done too much walking.
- Stick to well-lit areas – We know you’ll stress the importance of sticking to neighborhoods with lots of street lights in the off chance that you and your ghouls wander into a dark and dreary place, bring a flashlight (just in case!)
- Sidewalks are your friends – All bets seem to be off on Halloween when it comes to spirits frolicking about in the streets. Make sure to remind your ghastly ghosts to always glide along the sidewalks whenever they can.
- Buddy System – All excellent adventures usually require at least two people (Bill and Ted, Wayne and Garth, need we go on?) So make sure Marty has Doc nearby before heading back to the future!
- Choose good costumes – We’re all for cool costumes here at Verti (“someone” might be dressing up as an anglerfish this year…) but safety comes first. Pick costumes that fit well, skip out on the masks, and make sure any props won’t potentially hurt someone.
- Check the loot – We know, nobody wants to be a fun-sucking vamp. But checking any loot your pirates may bring back to the ship is always a good idea. This way you can weed out anything potentially harmful — or steal a little for yourself.
We hope our trick or treating tips helped keep your hoard of Zombies safe during their Halloween stalking. Think we missed something or just want to tell us your favorite Halloween tips and tricks? Leave us your favorites on Facebook or Twitter!