We at White Diamond Realty want to wish you a happy and safe Halloween.

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Remember, if your children are trick-or-treating, make sure their costumes have reflective material or glow-in-the-dark tape to make them visible. And take care that their masks, hats, or wigs do not block their vision. Instead, consider using non-toxic face paint. Costumes should be no longer than ankle length so that children do not trip or stumble. But shoes can be an issue too. Avoid high heels or oversized shoes.

Young children, those under age 12,  should always be with an adult. Older children should trick-or-treat in groups, never alone. And, only go to homes with the porch light one. When going from house to house, make sure children walk on the sidewalks. The Safe Kids Worldwide reports that kids’ risk of being hit by a car is higher on Halloween than any other day of the year.

Of course, only allow them to keep candies wrapped in their original wrappers. And throw out anything homemade unless it is made by someone you know and trust.

Decorating Your Porch and Yard

Keep the kids visiting your home safe too. Consider lighting your sidewalk with solar lights. And, make sure you keep the porch light on. If you have Jack’o’lanterns, use a flameless LED candle inside rather than an actual candle. That way, flowy costumes can’t accidentally be set alight if the wind kicks up. If you have straw bales and scarecrows, make sure they are away from the steps so that little feet don’t become tangled in them.

You can find more safety tips at KidsHealth.

Perfect Homes for Celebrating

Next Halloween, make your house the go-to for trick-or-treats. We can help you find the perfect home in the perfect area that’s only haunted one day a year. Check out these homes with porches and outdoor lighting on the market right now.