Essential Halloween Safety Tips
COVID-19 Halloween Resources: You can find Warren County Health Services Guidance here, and info from the CDC here.
Lake George trick-or-treaters, parents, and homeowners should consider these helpful safety tips when planning their Halloween celebrations. Whether you're walking about, distributing candy, or enjoying the post-Halloween sugar rush, consider these basic safety guidelines for a great Halloween in Lake George.
- All children should always be accompanied by adults.
- Follow traffic rules. Look left, right, and left again when crossing the street.
- Only walk on sidewalks and designated paths.
- Keep an eye out for cars that are turning, backing up, or coming out of parking spaces.
- Plan a route that has the least street crossings.
- Wear reflective tape on costumes so drivers can see you.
- Carry flashlights - they can be spooky and help keep you safe!
- Try to use face paint instead of masks to avoid obstructing your child's vision.
- Do not accept rides from strangers.
- A perfect trick-or-treat route should circle back to your home.
- Keep your home safe by clearing your front yard of debris and gardening items.
- Make sure your house is well lit for trick-or-treaters.
- To prevent fires, pumpkins should be lit with glowsticks or flashlights rather than candles.
- Restrain pets that may scare trick-or-treaters.
- Everybody loves a haunted house, but try to keep the terror safe. Limit surprises, and don't target small children.
- Consider providing options for healthy treats or small party favor trinkets.
Candy Health & General Safety
- Know if your child has specific allergies or candies that he or she cannot eat.
- Only approach houses that are well lit and on main streets.
- Trick-or-treating usually takes place between 5:30pm and 9:30pm.
- Limit the amount of candy kids eat while trick-or-treating and after.
- Examine treats for choking hazards or tampering.
- Only enter homes of trusted adults.
- Encourage kids to eat filling, healthy meals the day of trick-or-treating.
- Try rationing treats after Halloween by trading candy for playtime or other rewards.