Posted on: Oct

Ahh! It’s Halloween!

That’s right: Halloween is finally here! It’s time for ghost stories, fabulously frightening costumes, and giant piles of candy. We know you’re just dying to head out and haunt the neighborhood, but before you go, how about a quick visibility check? There’s nothing scarier than being unsafe.

Is your child’s costume bright enough?

All motorists traveling on Halloween should be extra cautious, especially in residential neighborhoods. Since children are so excited to collect more candy, they may run out into the street in an effort to get to the next house faster. Parents can do their part to guard against pedestrian injuries by ensuring that all costumes have reflective parts. There are lots of easy DIY ways to add sparkle and shine to a costume – and fast – like reflective tape, glow-in-the-dark tape, and metallic spray paint.

Add safety without sacrificing style:

What about your front entrance?

Another way to make your entryway or porch safer on Halloween is to clearly mark stairs and railings, so visitors will see them right away.

More safety tricks (and treats)…

There are many ways to help increase the visibility of a costume, help make your home safer for trick-or-treaters, and ensure that everyone has a great Halloween. Many homeowners are switching to LED tea lights to help eliminate the danger presented by candles. Most store bought costumes are flame resistant, but the homemade varieties generally are not. That’s why the CDC reccomends that trick-or-treaters steer clear of candle-lit luminaries and pumpkins. More helpful safety tips can be found on the CDC Halloween Safety Web Page.


As always, if you have any questions about how to amp up your Halloween DIY projects, our knowledgeable Associates are available to help. Visit your local Valu store for advice, and last-minute tips.

From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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