Halloween and good manners

Halloween is a good opportunity to teach good manners. Always be polite and say trick or treat. Then make sure you say thank you after you receive the treat.

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Trick-or-treat safety tip

When going out trick-or-treating, fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

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Halloween party menus

When deigning a spooky menu for halloween, serve finger foods that come in Halloween colors, such as orange slices, Cheetos, baby carrots, cheddar cheese cubes, Ho-Hos, black licorice, and blackberries.

Make fruit kabobs by alternating purple grapes and cantaloupe on wooden skewers.

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Pumpkin danger

Keep clear of pumpkins that contain lighted candles. These are sometimes a magnet for curious children, who may try to touch, pick up, or peek inside them.

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Planning a party for Halloween?

Unless you plan to take your guests on their quest for candy, you should pick a night other than the 31st. 

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Watch toddler tripping on Halloween night

Tots tend to trip and fall under the best of conditions, so you’ll have to take extra precautions on Halloween night.

When choosing or creating a costume, make sure it’s short enough to let her navigate easily.

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Costume safety

Look for flame-resistant labels when buying costumes, masks, beards, and wigs.

According to Yolanda Fultz-Morris of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, such products not only resist burning but also burn out quickly if they do catch on fire.

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Jack-o-lanterns and kid costumes

If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch with candles in them, make sure that they are far enough out of the way so that kids costumes won’t accidentally be set on fire.

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