7 Halloween Survival tips

    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.

    Halloween Tips

    1.

    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

    next tip

    2.

    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.

    3.

    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.

    4.

    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.

    5.

    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.

    6.

    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

    might get!

    7.

    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.

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