Happy (early) Halloween! With it being next week, today's post is all about candy, costumes & keeping your families & others safe while Trick-or-Treating!
I did a small candy poll about what some of the top Halloween candy favorites are! After tallying the results, here are the tops:
3. Peanut M&M's
5. Kit Kat
Other favorites were: Almond Joys, Crackle Bars, Peppermint Patties, PB Snickers, 3 Muskeeters, & popcorn balls.
I did another poll asking for some favorites costumes! They were: Thing 1 & Thing 2, The Wizard of Oz, farm animals & farmer, Where’s Waldo?, Peter Pan, Wendy & crew, Doug cast (the DisneyPixar movie)
(Jackson the Cowardly Lion was taking a nap 😂)
Movie ratings from Rotten Tomatoes
-Hocus Pocus: OG: 40% (this makes me sad because I love this movie! However, I know it's not everyones favorite either)
-Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton): 95%
-Halloweentown (Dusney): 83%
-Chucky movies: Childs Play-73%, Cult of Chucky-78% (These I will never watch, can't do it!!)
-IT (2017): 86% - (also never seen & never going to; can you tell I'm not a horror fan?)
Things to do
-Visit a pumpkin patch, pick out a pumpkin & carve
-Haunted House - some are made family friends for kiddos during the day!
-Halloween themes scavenger hunt
-Halloween light drive! I used to do this as a kid with Christmas lights! Get into festive PJ’s, make some cocoa or warm cider & drive around local neighborhoods to check out displays!
-Of course, watch movies & share scary stories!
The best ways to keep yourself & others safe while Trick-or-Treating
Try not to obstruct vision
Use non-toxic makeup
Make sure costumes fit properly to avoid tripping/choking hazards
Look for flame-resistant labels
Don’t wear decorative contact lenses! They’re actually extremely dangerous & can cause real harm to your eyes.
Trick-or-Treat safety tips:
Always accompany young children
Make sure to have flashlights & reflectors when it gets dark
Avoid homemade treats
Inspect all candy before consuming
Only go to well-lit homes & well known neighborhoods
NEVER go inside a home/car for candy/treats
IF your older child is going alone, make sure they go in a group in a route already planned out & approved.
Be cautious around animals
Remember the importance of calling 9-1-1
If you see something, say something
Halloween is meant to be fun for all, and by following these tips, we can ensure we keep it that way. Have fun, be safe, & get spooooooky! Happy Halloween!