Safety is such a huge issue on Halloween, I'm listing some tips to keep your kids safe while trick or treating:
- An adult should be with your child at all times.
- Only trick or treat in neighborhoods you deem safe--neighborhoods you know.
- Plan a trick or treat route in advance.
- Go in a larger group--for both safety & visibility.
- Have each child wear or carry something lit such as a glow stick, flashlight or reflective clothing.
- Don't carry dangerous props such as metal knives or swords. Use plastic or flexible props.
- Keep your dog at home if he is nervous around crowds, a barker or biter.
- Trick or treat during the times when most people are out trick or treating.
- Check your child's candy before letting them eat it.
- Don't let your children wear masks or costumes that obstruct their vision.
- Use crosswalks when crossing streets & major intersections.
- Make sure your child's costume isn't too long so they don't trip & fall.
- Don't go inside people's houses to get the treats. Stay on the porches.
- Only trick or treat at houses that are well lit & have a porch light on.
In light of Halloween coming up at the end of this month, I have listed some ideas to use trick or treat bags to help market your business. All ideas won't apply to your company, but many of them will.
- Use Halloween bags as a retail shopping bag when your customers purchase small merchandise.
- If you have a medical practice with children as patients, make sure they get the bags--maybe with some stickers inside.
- Realtors can hang them on neighborhood doors in place of the usual door hangers.
- If you provide written quotes or estimates to your clients, insert the printed quote in the Halloween bag when you deliver the estimate to them.
- For photographers, deliver your client's printed photos in a trick or treat bag.
- Give out quantities of your bags printed with your logo to businesses to pass out to kids that come in.
- Give out the bags to non-profit organizations that deal with children.
- Give out your bags at conventions that take place in October.
- If your company provides samples of products, put them in the trick or treat bags & hand them out.
- Have a display at your place of business with a sign saying FREE--TAKE ONE--& give out to your customers who have children.
- Insert brochures, business cards & other literature about your business in the bags & pass out around neighborhoods or businesses.
- Pass out enough Halloween bags to schools to give out to each student. The child will bring the bag home & that will market your business to parents.
Keeping the kids (& adults) safe while trick or treating on Halloween should be a top priority for everyone. Have a happy & safe Halloween.
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