Hey Winefam happy Mom Tip Tuesday ya’ll! The weather is cooling down and our little ghouls and goblins are ready to hit the streets, here’s your quick guide to ensuring a fun and safe celebration for your elementary-aged kids.
First, let’s talk costumes! Ensure your child’s costume is both safe and comfortable. Opt for face paint instead of masks to ensure they have clear visibility while walking. If their costume is a mask adding some reflective tape or giving them glow sticks can help them stay visible as the evening gets darker. Also, consider layering clothing under costumes to keep them warm.
Before heading out for trick-or-treating, feed them ahead of time, and don’t forget the bathroom. There’s nothing worse than being so far from the house and one of the littles has to pee. Remind your kiddos to only approach homes that are well-lit and welcoming as well. I remember my first year as a mom I forgot candy and left a note on the door, we made sure the house was completely dark, but for some reason, the door was ringing all night. So Winefam don’t have the kids going to dark homes.
Safety is key, so establish a route ahead of time and if possible, trick-or-treat in groups. For the younger ones in the elementary age range, parental supervision is a must. For the older kids, make sure you know their route and expected return time. Air tags are an easy way to keep track of them or even use of a smartwatch. Equip them with a flashlight and a fully charged phone for emergencies.
Once back at home, it’s important to inspect their candy haul and take a parent tax of course. Check for any opened or suspicious-looking treats and remind them to only eat homemade goodies from trusted friends or family. If you’re an allergy parent like me be sure that your kiddo knows to check with you before consuming their Halloween treats.
After all the excitement, wind down with some family time. Host a mini movie marathon with Halloween classics, or play some board games. This is a great opportunity to check in with your kids and share in their excitement. Be sure to check back here next week for some leftover candy ideas.
Consider starting a new family tradition. Whether it’s baking spooky treats together, crafting homemade decorations, or having a Halloween-themed storytime, find something special that your family can look forward to every year.
Halloween is a magical time for kids, and with these tips, you’re all set to make it safe, fun, and memorable. Cherish these moments, capture the smiles and laughter, and most importantly, enjoy the ride on this spooky adventure. Happy Halloween to all the little trick-or-treaters out there!
As always Winefam hoping your wine or your coffee is stronger than your kids and I wish all of you a safe, happy, and spooktacular Halloween! Enjoy these precious moments and make magical Halloween memories together!
Check out last weeks Mom Tip Tuesday here