Kids dressed up in costumes holding bags of candy for Halloween
Neighborhoods Journal

Halloween Tips with Covey Homes

Halloween is a wonderful time of year, filled with costumes, candy, and creativity. This Halloween, Covey Homes brings you essential Halloween tips to ensure a frightfully good time for everyone, along with some unique twists like the teal pumpkin and Halloween pet care.


1. Halloween Tips


Costumes: Whether dressing up as a goblin or a superhero, ensure your costume is easy to move in. Avoid long, trailing costumes that could trip you up. Opt for costumes with reflective elements, or carry a flashlight to remain visible to motorists.


Trick-or-Treat: When going door-to-door, stick to well-lit areas, and use sidewalks. Always carry a flashlight and consider adding reflective tape to your child’s costume. Parents, accompany your kids, and keep them close. Check your children’s candy before they indulge to ensure it’s edible.


Pumpkins: Be careful when carving pumpkins. Let an adult handle the sharp tools, and use flameless LED candles to light up your Jack-o’-lantern. This reduces fire hazards and keeps everyone safe.


2. The Teal Pumpkin Project


The Teal Pumpkin Project is a fantastic initiative to keep kids from allergic reactions. By placing a teal-painted pumpkin on your porch, you signal to parents and children that your home offers non-food treats for kids with food allergies or sensitivities. Instead of candy, consider giving away small toys, stickers, or other fun trinkets. This promotes inclusion and ensures that all kids can enjoy Halloween without worrying about allergic reactions.


3. Halloween Pet Tips


Halloween can be just as unsettling for our furry friends as it is for kids. Keep your pets having fun with these tips:


Costumes for Pets: If you choose to dress up your pet, make sure they are comfortable and not distressed. Avoid masks or restrictive costumes, and ensure they can see and breathe properly.


Keep Candy Out of Reach: Chocolate and other Halloween candies can be toxic to pets. Keep all candy, wrappers, and decorations away from your four-legged family members.


Secure Your Pet: With the constant opening of the front door for trick-or-treaters, it’s easy for pets to escape. Keep them in a quiet space to avoid running off.


Halloween should be a time of excitement and imagination, not accidents and allergies. Covey Homes encourages you to follow these Halloween tips, embrace the Teal Pumpkin Project, and consider the well-being of your beloved pets. With these precautions in mind, you can enjoy a spooky and fun Halloween celebration for everyone.