Everyone loves Halloween. It’s a great time of year in Katy, Tx. Kids a gearing up for the big
night. Katy homes are decorated with all the spooky dressings. There’s a trunk or treat event at
almost every school and church. Adults are stocking up on candy to hand out to the adorable
kids in their Halloween finest.
It’s a wonderful time, but can be hectic and stressful. This is especially true for parents of kids of
all ages. The little ones are making their first memories of Halloween and there can be some
pressure with that. The older kids are setting out by themselves for trick or treating which can
be an anxiety nightmare for some parents. Teenagers in Katy are notoriously well behaved, but
it is a night for tricksters as well. As Katy Realtors we eat, sleep, and breath Katy community life.
So we thought of putting a survival guide for Katy parents.
Map your route:
Any parent can tell you it helps to have a plan. Know which homes
you’re going to trick or treat. Map out the trip on your smart phone or google maps. This
is especially helpful for the older kids going alone. Knowing where your ghoulish goblins
and zombie prom queens will be can reduce a lot of the Halloween anxiety. Today’s
world just isn’t as safe as it once was, plan your trip accordingly. Which brings us to our
Set a curfew:/h3> Choose a time when everyone should meet back at home. You don’t have
to call it a curfew. Try “Candy counting time” something fun that will have the kids
wanting to come home instead if dreading it.
Avoid the rougher areas of town:
A lot of older kids like to hit up multiple
neighborhoods. Katy is as safe as can be, but you can never be too careful.
Yes, you should still check their candy:
Crazy people do crazy things. Halloween can
bring this out in people. Check your kid’s candy before they eat it. If it’s an unwrapped
sweet it’s best not to leave things to chance. As a candy giver keep this in mind too.
Maybe skip the homemade brownies and Pinterest inspired lollipops; choose a safer
options that you know parents will let their children have.
What’s a trick and what is vandalism:
It’s a great time to play some silly pranks on
friends and family. Explaining the difference between a prank and vandalism is a simple
conversation. Let your kids know that egging someone’s car is illegal, no matter how
much fun they think it might be.
Make costumes easy:
You don’t have to spend a bunch of money on some crazy
costume your child will be uncomfortable in anyway. Sometimes homemade is best if
you have the time. If you don’t, just remember this is Texas. Keep it light and
breathable, but pack a sweater just in case. You never know what kind of weather we
Finally, the most important thing you can do is live in a great town:
Katy is safe, quiet,
and family friendly. It’s the perfect place for Halloween fun, or any fun. When looking
for a new home safety is usually at the top of the list. With Katy you know your kids will
always be safe.