Treats, Please....No Tricks!
Halloween is a holiday loved by kids AND adults. Adults love the costume parties. Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, haunted houses, classroom parties, but especially the candy. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.
Here are some ways to prepare for the Big Night!
●To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, remove from around the front door anything ghosts and goblins could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes or lawn decorations.
●Replace burned-out bulbs in outside lighting.
●Restrict pets so they do not jump on trick-or-treaters or escape from the house.
●Use a glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
●A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage kids (and adults!) from filling up on Halloween treats.
●Consider purchasing non-candy treats to give out, such as pretzels, popcorn, or stickers.
●Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
●Try to ration treats for the days and weeks that follow.
●Adults should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
●Agree on a specific time children should return home.
●Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car.
●Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
●Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
●Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.
●Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
●At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
●Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
Consider taking your kids to a Trunk or Treat. These are community events, usually at shopping centers or churches, where adult volunteers decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, load up on candy, and come sit in a parking lot for kids to "trick or treat" from car-to-car. Kids come in the hundreds, fully dressed in Halloween costumes and holding out bags or plastic pumpkins for treats. The adults get to socialize and be creative while seeing all the cute and scary costumes. Many parents find this safer than going door to door.
We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Halloween!
Here's A Treat For You
Mohawk offers our clients a financing option thru Synchrony Bank. 6 month and 12 month interest free financing plans are available. This month, when you open a new Mohawk credit account and make a purchase on the card of at least $999 at Enhance Floors & More, you'll get a $100 Visa Prepaid Card by mail. All you have to do is fill out a quick rebate claim form online! It's like free money!
Ask your Enhance Floors Design Consultant about taking advantage of this great offer. Hurry, purchase must be made by October 31.
October brings the crisp, autumn air. Layering with sweaters, cardigans, and scarves complete the fall aesthetic. Having warm, cozy layers are the perfect way to warm up outside and feel cool inside. Practice this same concept at home-- layering creates a sense of warmth and coziness. Lay a beautiful area rug over a wood floor, or even over a carpet for a cozy seasonal update. We have a selection of gorgeous rugs here in the store, and many more available by special order.
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