It’s that time of year. You’re finalizing your costumes, buying candy by the droves, and seeing scary movies on your TV. It’s Halloween, and there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most fun and celebrated holidays of the year. If you’re not careful, however, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Boston’s Metro South area is very safe, but on holidays like Halloween, even the most secure of neighborhoods should proceed with caution.
Whether you’re throwing a party for your Metro South area business or taking the kids trick or treating, make sure you stay safe this Halloween! Here are a few safety tips to consider as you start celebrating the holiday:
Inspect your candy before you eat it. If anything appears to be tampered with, the candy looks abnormal or the wrapper is undone, throw it away. Someone could have done something to it. This might sound a bit paranoid, but you can never be too safe. You interact with strangers a lot during trick or treating, and you want to make sure that you and your family stay safe!
If your costume or your child’s has a mask, make sure the eye holes are big enough to see out of. This might seem like common sense, but several of today’s costumes have very limited vision. Naturally, this is dangerous when you’re out and about after dark. It’s more important to be safe and have a functional costume than it is to have an authentic looking mask or head covering. As you start shopping for your Halloween persona, keep safety and functionality in the forefront of your mind.
When you’re trick or treating, have a flashlight or glow stick handy. Many trick or treaters stay out until after dark, and unfortunately, not all streets are very well-lit. It’s important to make sure that you have some sort of backup such as a flashlight available when you’re walking around your neighborhood. Sure, the communities in Boston’s Metro South area are, by and large safe; however Halloween is a night when everyone is out, and you could find yourself in a situation that you wouldn’t otherwise be in. Stay safe and make sure you can see relatively clearly at all times!
These are just a few of many safety precautions you should practice when you’re out and about on Halloween night! This time of year is always fun and full of frights, but you don’t want to put yourself in a real life horror movie. You can’t be too careful on an evening where many are wandering around your neighborhood.
As always, if you have any questions about finding commercial space in Boston’s Metro South area, don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d be happy to guide you. I hope to hear from you soon.