Halloween is special among the holidays because it’s designed top-to-bottom for fun. You can be anything you want for a night, and if you’re lucky enough to look like you’re under 15, you even get to end up with a bag full of candy. If you’re an adult, then you can just turn off the porch lights early and eat the rest of the candy you were supposed to give out to trick-or-treaters. It’s basically one of the best times of the year.
Even with all the fun (and candy) to be had, a bit of planning is the key to having a safe and enjoyable Halloween. Here’s a few tips to make sure that your Halloween is free of un-planned scares.
High-visibility treat bags – No self-respecting ninja or jedi is going to want to add reflective tape to their costume, so make sure that their treat bag is bright and reflective so they’re easy to spot for motorists. It won’t ruin the look of their costume, and they certainly aren’t about to just leave their candy stash lying about, so they’ll always be easy to see.
Don’t forget dinner – Make sure they don’t leave the house with an empty stomach so they don’t eat all their candy in one evening. Getting them to sit down for a proper meal will be the easiest way to prevent a stomach-ache later on. We recommend our Slow Cooker Beef Ziti (https://www.braums.com/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-ziti/). It gives them plenty of carbs for trick-or-treating energy, and you can put it in the slow cooker in the morning so you’re able to help them get their costume ready instead of preparing dinner.
Candy isn’t always required – The days of being able to pass out home-made treats like popcorn balls or caramel apples are sadly gone, but there are still options if you want to give out something a bit different. Spider rings and vampire teeth can be fun and inexpensive additions to a treat bag. It’s also easy to find glowing necklaces, stickers, or erasers that can add a bit of fun to All Hallows Eve.
A short trip makes for a long night – The most common of Halloween injuries come from trip hazards like ill-fitting shoes and long costumes that are difficult to walk around in. If your favorite member of Gryffindor insists on wearing a robe, try to take a few inches off the bottom so it’s easier to navigate as they’re traveling through the neighborhood.
If you want to do something they’ll really love, you can purchase coupons for a Jr. Cone at Braum’s. You need to get your order in soon though, if you want to have them in hand for trick or treat events. You can contact the corporate office to purchase them: 405-478-1656. The coupons can be redeemed at any of our locations, and you’ll get bonus points with us if you can get them to stop by a Braum’s in costume!