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Safe Halloween Fun – Grand Rapids Michigan

 

 Halloween Fun – Grand Rapids Michigan

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays as a child. 

What costume to wear?  Where will we go Trick or Treating?

Can my friends go?  How much candy will I get?  Can I eat it tonight?

It is still exciting as an adult, to see all the little ones in their 

Halloween costumes skipping from house to house with excitement.

Halloween 2007

 Yes, I am in disguise with our little Yorkie helping me answer the door

on a past Halloween.  We like to get into the spirit for Trick-or-Treaters.

 

With all the excitement of costumes and candy, it is helpful to remember

some basic safety tips. 

          Hope your Halloween is Safe, Spooky and FUN!

  • Have a plan –know where to go, how long, and stick to it
  • Accompany your children, if too young to go alone
  • Safety in numbers – have older children travel in groups
  • No short cuts through alleys, parking lots or back yards
  • Make sure costumes are bright colors and not too long
  • Dark costumes should have reflective strips applied
  • Use make-up instead of masks, so children can see
  • Only approach homes that have lights on and Halloween Decorations out
  • Don’t let children go inside homes – get candy on the porch or steps
  • Obey traffic laws and carry flashlights
  • Be aware of candles, fire hazards to costumes and fake hair
  • Hair spray may be better than a wig
  • Use a small bag so child doesn’t trip or fall
  • Save candy until you get home and can inspect it
  • Make sure all candy is sealed in original wrappers
  • Say no to Strangers – kids should never accept rides or get into a car

         

If you need a little inspiration for a costume, this has some topical ideas

and this site has oodles of suggestions for home made costumes.

If you are a procrastinator, this site has some last minute ideas.

_ Pumpkins

 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • October 21 2010 01:32PM

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Oh my goodness Terry...you're scaring Yorkie!  Who by the way is one cute dog. :)

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi, this is a wonderful post and very useful not only for your area but for every family to pay attention to. I love your little one in the sweat shirt. I miss my two little ones. CeCe was the size of of yours and the other one was 2.5 lbs. I know of no sweeter faces on the planet than Yorkies. For Lola, I would offer this correction. Yorkies aren't dogs, they are our little kids, just ask them, LOL. 

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 10 years ago

Lola and William, I do enjoy Halloween and all the activities for the Kids big and small.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 10 years ago

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