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When it comes to the holidays, it can be stressful to decorate and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Halloween is no exception with pressures that come with coordinating costumes and trick-or-treating. Here are some tips and tricks to help make your Halloween a less stressful this holiday season:


If you’re looking to freshen up your traditional spiderweb and jack-o’-lantern decor for Halloween, here are a few fun ideas:

  1. Paint pumpkins instead of carving them. This is a great option for younger children, a fun variation, and simply less of a mess.

  2. Model your Halloween décor after your favorite scary TV show or movie. From Friday the 13th to Stranger Things, the options are endless!

  3. Make use of lighting — color changing LED or fairy lights are trending and you can extend their use throughout the whole year.

Trick or Treating

Aside from the basics like look both ways before crossing the street and don’t eat treats that aren’t factory packaged, here are some other ideas to keep in mind:

  1. Wear costumes that will be not only fun but also visible in the dark.

  2. Consider donating a portion of your Halloween candy haul. Treats for Troops and the Ronald McDonald House are great causes that accept donations.

  3. As an alternative or in addition to candy, give out fidget toys purchased in bulk from Amazon or from the dollar store.


As the sun sets earlier, the weather gets colder, and leaves keep piling up here are some safety tips to avoid any Halloween hazards and injuries:

  1. Make sure walkways are well lit and clear of debris like branches, leaves, and extension cords.

  2. Secure pets in a safe place away from activity like Trick or Treating commotion.

  3. Place bowls of candy in location that will be easily visible and accessible for Trick or Treaters but away from wildlife.

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