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How to Have a Great Night Trick-or-Treating with Grandkids

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Kid dressed in a ghost costume

Trick-or-treating is a great opportunity not only for the kids to stock up on their favorite candies, but also for you to get out of the apartment and bond with them! Try these ideas and tips for making the most of the evening while you’re out begging for sweets with the little ones.



Before the kids get too crazy, remember to set expectations for when you need to be home, where you’re going, how to be safe, and how to politely ask for and thank neighbors for candy. Have a method for keeping in touch with them in case you get separated. And communicate to younger kids any allergies they have to foods or candies they should stay away from to get the most bang for their buck.


Be safe.

Halloween is a busy, frightful night — but hopefully just because of the costumes! Avoid unnecessary safety scares by only visiting houses or apartments of people you know, by walking along the right side of the road on sidewalks and crossing at crosswalks and intersections, and dressing in reflective material or carrying a flashlight so you can be seen at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings and everyone in your care, and walk at a comfortable pace so you don’t trip.


Have fun.

Take care of the business mentioned above, but remember to have fun! Dress up in a costume (it’s especially fun to do with kids or pets), appreciate the costumes of everyone roaming the street, and start knocking early enough that you can get home at a reasonable hour so you can rest and dig into all that delectable candy!


Share your best tips for having a fun and safe night with the kids in celebration of the holiday. We hope you and your children or grandchildren have a happy and safe Halloween, in or out of the apartment community at The Mansions of Wylie.