It’s the most wonderful time of the year for lovers of the fall season: Halloween! All Hallows Eve is the time for carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, and trick or treating. Halloween is the spookiest night of the year, but it doesn’t have to be the most dangerous. We want your Halloween night in your Christopher Companies neighborhood to be fun and safe at the same time! Here are some of our tips and tricks for having a safe Halloween:

Stay illuminated

If you have children that are going out on Halloween or you’re expecting trick or treaters, make sure to light their way to your front door. Turn on your outside lights, light any pumpkins you’ve carved, or turn on any decorative lights you have. A brightly lit home will keep everyone safe and allow parents to see their children as they run up to grab some candy!

Make a plan

Planning out your Halloween night, especially if you have children, will help you be prepared and keep track of everything going on. Make sure you know who is going trick or treating with whom, and where they are going. If you have older children and aren’t going with them, set a time limit so they know when they have to be back home. Knowing their route will help give you peace of mind that they are being safe.

Close up shop

No one likes to say good-bye to Halloween! However, letting everyone know that you’re out of candy or done for the night is important. Turn off all necessary outside lights, and lock all of your doors once everyone is back inside the house. If you’re worried about some late-night Halloween antics, bring inside all decorations and pumpkins.

Safety first

If you’re out and about on Halloween night, be aware of your surroundings. Some neighborhoods start trick or treating early, such as when school ends and it’s still light outside. Be especially careful when driving through residential areas and keep your eyes peeled for little ghouls and goblins!

We can’t wait to see how everyone’s Christopher home looked at Halloween, and wish you a safe night! For more information on our homes and communities, visit us online.