1. Give a warm welcome
Why not put a pumpkin out if you’re happy to have trick-or-treaters knocking on your door? You could put something spooky in the window or light a pumpkin lantern in your front garden to show they’re welcome. You can find some great pumpkin design ideas here.
2. Safety first
Stay safe by using an LED tea light or torch in your pumpkin lantern rather than a regular lit candle. Need some advice on how to carve safely? Try our top tips here.
3. Go trick or treating
Try to make sure at least one adult joins any group of children who are trick or treating. This way you can ensure that you only visit the neighbours that are happy for you to visit.
4. Halloween at home
Some children get scared by costumes and the dark. If you know your child will be uncomfortable, why not dress up and play a few games at home? We’ve got some great recipes for some spooky treats to make together.
5. Pick the best pick ‘n’ mix
If you’re buying treats to hand out to trick-or-treaters, try to avoid sweets and cakes with nuts or gelatine in, so your treats suit as many children as possible. Wrapped sweets or cakes are often better for parents as they make less mess and they can check the labels.
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