You can help make everyone’s Halloween enjoyable by looking after children and establishing a safe environment, whether for costumed characters visiting your home or if your kids are out scaring up sweets.
- Accompany children (under 12) trick or treating.
- for children over 12, set up a check-in schedule, at least once per hour.
- Inspect all candy when trick-or-treating and throw away anything that was possibly opened or otherwise not in its original packaging.
- Ensure there is a clear path to your front door and that your lawn is well-lit to protect trick-or-treaters.
- Remind your child about street safety and to never enter a stranger’s home or get in their car.
Creating a Safe Costume
Whether your child wants to be a superhero, a princess, or an astronaut, make sure his or her costume is visible on dark Halloween nights. Additionally, while making or choosing a costume, remember to:
- Look for flame-resistant costumes to prevent accidental fires.
- Attach reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags to help drivers spot you or your child at night.
- Adjust costumes so that they fit well and do not drag on the floor or the ground.
- Use makeup instead of masks whenever possible to avoid blind spots in vision.
- If your child’s costume does require a mask, make sure masks fit properly so they can see and breathe easily.
What to do in Port Angeles?
- The Downtown Port Angeles Association is hosting Trick-or-Treating downtown from 2pm-5pm on Halloween.