Tips for Having a Safe Halloween in Orlando This Year

The scares of Halloween are all good and fun until you and your kids are faced with true danger. Whether you are trick-or-treating or enjoying candy at home, keep your children safe this Halloween season with the following tips and tricks.

Common Concerns during Halloween

Although everyone expects to get scared on Halloween, we know parents are often concerned about their kids during the holiday. Here are some of the biggest concerns many parents have about Halloween night:

Safe Costumes and Accessories

Costumes are an essential part of Halloween, but there are some pretty realistic designs available these days. Although masks add an extra element to a costume, rubber masks may reduce the wearer’s visibility. This could lead to trouble if you trick-or-treat on a busy street. Along with the masks, costume accessories look more realistic than ever before, such as axes, swords, and guns. These costume accessories can look like real weapons, which may scare local residents and other trick-or-treaters.

To prevent any accidents, try to make your costumes bright and reflective. To beat the Orlando heat, be sure to keep kids’ costumes light with breathable materials, or you can schedule break times when everyone can cool off. Keep accessories to a minimum to prevent safety hazards and offer glow sticks as an alternative.

Inspecting Candy for Safety 

Candy is wonderful, but keep an eye on what is contained inside. Parents should avoid letting kids taste their treats until an adult has inspected the candy for any potential problems. Parents should inspect the candy for a loose or ripped wrapper or a piece that does not look right.

Always inspect candy before letting smaller children dive into their treat bags. Even though it is a holiday, try to keep your kids from eating too much candy at once to prevent stomach aches and sugar rushes.

COVID-19 Safety Concerns for Halloween 

With COVID-19 still active in the United States, be sure to take precautions as you trick-or-treat this year. Hospitals and medical facilities have previously expressed concerns about COVID-19 spreading during Halloween. Families may group together at resident doors or on streets, and candy will be passing from one home to another.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, maintain a distance of six feet from other trick-or-treaters and avoid walking up to a front door if other children are already there. It may be helpful to have a bottle of hand sanitizer with you to keep you and your children’s hands clean during the night. Although wearing a mask may not be your kid’s favorite thing to do, make it fun by drawing on a paper mask with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. This way, the mask is a perfect part of the costume!

Why Safety Is Especially Important This Year 

COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of activities, and Halloween is no exception. However, just like the traditional concerns parents face every holiday, there are ways to keep your family safe this spooky season.

Along with wearing masks and using hand sanitizer during trick-or-treating, you can also enjoy the holiday safely from home. There are plenty of spooky activities to keep your kids excited and entertained, including baking some Halloween treats and having a costume contest. Many parents have also started having a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt or virtual events for their kids to enjoy.

Contact an Attorney at Fighter Law If You Experience a Halloween Accident This Year 

However you choose to celebrate, keep yourself and your kids safe this Halloween. If you experience any accidents this holiday, reach out to the attorneys at Fighter Law for a free consultation. Our talented team is prepared to help you. You can reach us by calling (407) 344-4837 or filling out our online contact form.


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