Yes, Yes, Yes! It's officially Fall. The weather is very inconsistent and it's cuffing season. Single ladies, be prepared for those pop up phone calls from men you forgot about last summer. There are plenty of binge worthy shows and movies on Netflix. The scary movies draw me in.
Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated all month in New Orleans. The bright orange colors, scary movies, fall scents, comfty clothes and hot comfort food.
I usually take the girls to a pumpkin patch and trick or treating for Halloween night. We will keep that tradition going this year. In addition to the old tradition, we are attending a Grown Up only Halloween party this weekend. I will be drinking plenty of protein shakes to get into my costume.
I like to separate the candy for the trick or treaters in bags. It just makes it fun and it looks safer for the kids. The dollar store has nice baggies and you can add your favorite candies. I like twix, snickers, lolly pops and reeses. I have not been home on a Halloween night in a long time. I will probably leave some candy for the kids on the porch and take the girls trick or treating for a little while.
Here are some good rules if you are taking the kids trick or treating:
Plan your route effectively. Plan your route and remind your children about traffic safety. Visit a house only one time. Don’t go back for more! Stick to paths that you and your children are familiar with. Have a safe meeting place in case anyone gets lost from the group. Encourage all your children to WALK not run!
Obey the Halloween code of conduct. This means only go to houses that are well lit and look like a Halloween friendly home. Try not to disturb anyone after 8 or 9 pm.
RESPECT personal property. Use the right path to the house and don’t jump through bushes and landscape to get to the door.
Ring the doorbell once. If no one comes to the door move on. They may be in a sticky situation and unable to answer the door.
Scan the Candy – Don’t eat anything unwrapped or home-made from strangers. Children (especially with allergies), please be careful with the candy and sort through with your parents. My daughter has allergies and we really have to watch her intake.
Bring lights! Wear reflective gear or necklaces. A flashlight always helps, especially your child trips and all the Halloween candy falls out of the bag.
Last but not least, if you are a grown kid - don't scare little kids and scream ROAR with your scary costumes on..
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