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Welcome back to The Estates Woodland Blog! In today’s post, we’re focusing on trick-or-treating safety tips. If you’re planning to head out of your Magnolia, Texas apartment and enjoy the festive adventure of going door to door for candy, keep these tips in mind.


Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

  • If you’re sending out kids on Halloween night, make sure that a responsible adult is going with them.

  • Establish expectations for when children should be home and have a way of communicating with them in case of an emergency.

  • Plan to enjoy eating the candy once back inside your apartment to ensure that any allergy accommodations are met.

  • Only visit people you know in familiar areas.

  • Carry a flashlight to see and be seen.

  • Stay on the sidewalk at all times, walking on the right side of the road so you flow with traffic.

  • Cross streets at crosswalks and intersections. Do not cut across yards. Lawn ornaments and clotheslines can become hidden hazards in the dark.

  • For the safety of other trick or treaters, use glow sticks or battery-operated candles inside jack-o-lanterns instead of open flame candles. If you do use candles in your jack-o-lanterns, never leave them unattended.

  • Remove obstacles from lawns, steps, and porches when expecting trick-or-treaters. Keep candles and jack-o-lanterns that are indoors away from curtains, flammable decorations, and other combustibles that could be ignited.

  • Check that your costume, its materials, and any props you use are flame resistant. Make sure that your costume lets you see and hear perfectly.

  • Put glow-in-the-dark or reflective patches or strips on your costumes so drivers can see you better.


Halloween is an exciting time of fun and fright, but it also requires an extra amount of caution. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk.” Have fun and stay safe this Halloween season!

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