Halloween Party Ideas, Halloween
Halloween Safety Tips
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Safety Alert - CPSC Document #100
A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating
Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an
adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering.
Flame Resistant Costumes: When purchasing a costume,
masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant.
Although this label does not mean these items won't catch fire,
it does indicate the items will resist burning and should
extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source. To
minimize the risk of contact with candles or other sources of
ignition, avoid costumes made with flimsy materials and outfits
with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts.
Costume Designs: Purchase or make costumes that are
light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.
- For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate
or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the
beam of a car's headlights. Bags or sacks should also be
light colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective
tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle, and sporting
- To easily see and be seen, children should also carry
- Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from
tripping and falling.
- Children should wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes . Mother'
s high heels are not a good idea for safe walking.
- Hats and scarfs should be tied securely to prevent them
from slipping over children's eyes.
- Apply a natural mask of cosmetics rather than have a child
wear a loose-fitting mask that might restrict breathing or
obscure vision. If a mask is used, however, make sure it
fits securely and has eyeholes large enough to allow full
- Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be
of soft and flexible material.
Pedestrian Safety: Young children should always be
accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child. All
children should WALK, not run from house to house and use the
sidewalk if available, rather than walk in the street. Children
should be cautioned against running out from between parked
cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments, furniture, or
clotheslines present dangers.
Choosing Safe Houses: Children should go only to homes
where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a
sign of welcome.
- Children should not enter homes or apartments unless they
are accompanied by an adult.
- People expecting trick-or-treaters should remove anything
that could be an obstacle from lawns, steps and porches.
Candlelit jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from landings
and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.
Indoor jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from curtains,
decorations, and other furnishings that could be ignited.
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