Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Halloween Safety tips to follow if you are handing out candy .

Halloween Safety tips to follow if you are handing out candy .

Halloween is a fun time for adults and kids. I enjoy handing out candy and seeing the neighboring kids with all kinds of costumes. I always buy candy that I love, so that I can eat the leftover candy.

Kids usually run across the lawn when they go for candy from house to house. One of the most important thing to do is  to have bright lights outside and make sure the entire yard is safe for kids , with no tripping hazards. Trim the bushes that may get in the way if necessary and pick up twigs , stones and broken glass if any from the yard.

Do not let your dog out in the yard as kids might be scared of dogs and the dog may be excited on seeing the kids in costumes.

Do not encourage kids to eat the candy. They should have their parents check the candy  first , incase they are allergic to things like peanut butter.

 

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsGita Bantwal • October 30 2008 07:57PM

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This will be our first year of not giving out candy.  For the last few years all we have show up are teenagers - I'm not going to support that activity,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

Gita, I gave out change last year---and notice that the little children (I am afraid to put it in their bags) always have their parents now and I'm so glad to see that.  I too used to take my children but only on the block we live on.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Karen, Thanks for reading my post and the comments.

Carol, I remember how thrilled my son was to receive change. It is more appreciated than candy because they receive so much candy. I do not give change because I know some kids will come again and again and I will run out of change.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Karen, Thanks for reading my post and the comments.

Carol, I remember how thrilled my son was to receive change and now he gives me all his  change , which I love to receive.

 It is more appreciated than candy because they receive so much candy. I do not give change because I know some kids will come again and again and I will run out of change.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Good advice about checking the candy Gita. You never ever know who the sickos are.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Bill, It makes me sad to think that there are people who would play such pranks on kids.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Bill, It makes me sad to think that there are people who would play such pranks on kids.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Good tips Gita.  It's easy to forget about considering allergies.  In Texas, we don't have a lot of front yards with fences, so we dont worry too much about that, but the other tips are great for our area.

Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 9 years ago

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