​All Hallows Eve. A time of making memories, scary costumes for the kids and free candy! It’s also a time to remember a little caution and safety preparation can go a long way for our little candy monsters. Let us share some fun and practical ways to stay safe for this year’s Halloween in Austin.

The chances of a car accident for a child goes up a very unpleasant amount this night more than any other of the year, so we have a few suggestions on how to keep the young ones as safe as possible.

A good way is to try integrating reflective tape or stickers into costumes and bags, as well as using face paint, non-toxic of course, as an alternative to masks that can be visually obstructive for young ones. Besides, what kid doesn’t love getting their faces painted! Also give the kids some glow sticks, glow bracelets and whatever other fun glowing things you can find for them. Not only will that be added fun to their costumes, but it will help with added visual for drivers.

Younger ones, 12 and under should never be out alone without adult supervision. Also remind the older kids to stay in areas that they are familiar with, are well lit and maybe suggest to them that going trick-or-treating with friends would be more entertaining. They’re sure to like that!

Check out this link for more tips on safety this Halloween. Most importantly, don’t let them forget to have a themselves a scary time this Halloween in Austin, Texas!