Are you dieting, fasting, counting calories, or otherwise avoiding sweets? Use this tip to avoid gorging on the goods. Instead of handing out your favorite candies, buy something you don't like! That way you won't be temped to eat it. If that idea doesn't appeal to you, then buy the candy on October 31st so you cut down the temptation time.
II) How To: Be a Super Safe Trick-or-Treater
• Some towns set a curfew for trick or treating which makes it easier for townsfolk to know who's coming to their door. Make sure and stick to the curfew times and stick to subdivisions and areas with a lot of homes so your kids can get in as much trick or treating as possible in a few hours time.
• Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves. Make sure that they have a cell phone
• Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy.
• Let them know that they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.
• Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.
III) How To: Take Good Halloween Pictures
If your kids wears a mask, take two shots - one with the mask on and one without so that in future years you'll be able to identify the little devil behind the mask (and you may be able to use the picture for your Xmas card). And don't forget fido. Put a mask or silly hat on the family pet, and shoot - but fast. Fido or Cleo will be too embarrassed to suffer this indignity for more than a few seconds.