Halloween Family Tips and Advice

Adults, parents and their children cherish Halloween so much that some of them even devote their energy a couple months in advance just to make sure they get the most popular costumes, and to organize the best parties.

Halloween is set in the Gregorian calendar every October 31 and is one of the most anticipated holidays for children in which they can get their favorite appetizer: candy. During Halloween, children wear costumes and go door-to-door in their neighborhood, knocking on doors or ringing doorbells while yelling "trick or treat!" The inhabitants of the house, some times dressed up in scary costumes, will then hand out small candies, miniature chocolate bars or other treats.

That reminds me of an episode of the mysterious but still funny detective TV show Monk when his new assistant was closing in on a murderer who tried to poison his wife through a Halloween chocolate bar, creating confusion as they thought some were given the poisoned chocolate bar during their trick or treating.

People enjoying Halloween forget sometimes, like in any other festivity, to party safely and therefore the number of accidents increase this time of year. But on the other hand, it is my pleasure to recognize that there have been increasing interests on safety manners to apply during the Halloween trick-or-treating.

Having said that, I will give you my short Halloween family tips and advice:

- Plan your route and make sure an adult knows where you are going.

- Have an adult accompany you for trick or treating.

- Never go alone, go with a parent or treat in groups.

- Wear reflective clothing so that you can be seen at night.

- Use make-up instead of a mask so that you can see well.

- Take a flashlight.

- Stick to well lit streets.

- Try to finish your trick or treating at 8 p.m.

- Do not enter into a stranger's house nor go to home where front lights are not turned on.

- Always say please and thank you.

- Do not run into the streets.

- Cross streets only at corners, never from between parked cars.

- Do have an adult check your candy before you eat any of it.

- Do not eat candy if the wrapper is partially open or is taped.

Most of all, be safe and have fun!

About The Author

Alma De la Cruz, a staff mystic employed by, has a profound personal history where she has unabashedly delved deep into the heart of occult mysteries for an extensive period of her life. Her name literally means “Soul of the Cross” in Spanish. Currently she is working publishing a manuscript that delves into the mysteries of Hispanic new age beliefs incorporating old insights with new spiritual methodologies.

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