I've never been one to love scary movies, but Halloween -- the Holiday, not the movie -- is an event in our family. A bunch of us take our kids trick or treating, who are in the nearly pre, pre and teen years. So basically, the kids are getting to the age where trick or treating with their parents won't be cool anymore.
But, we are cool. We do it up big. There's about 10 families that go together. We stick to a pretty busy neighborhood and home owners expect us every year. To say we have fun is an understatement. I won't get into that here, but here's what I can get into that parents should adhere to:
- Pack a thermos with hot cider, coffee or hot chocolate. It gets cold at night so having a warm something along for the walk is handy.
- Pack an extra hoodie for the kids. You know that the kids will want to wear their costumes and they won't want to wear a coat. So, find something that can fit under the costume and make sure you bring another coat just in case. Last thing you want is a cold kid who could get sick.
- Pack a flashlight. It gets dark and it gets dark early. Before packing a heavy light with a weak beam, be sure to check out the Atomic Beam. Now, this tactical flashlight is the primo flashlights or flashlights. It has it all including a strobe feature, S.O.S. mode and an adjustable focus feature that can act as a spotlight which can be seen from miles away. This tactical flashlight uses an LED that puts out up to 5,000 LUX which is 40 times brighter than ordinary flashlights while the tough-grade aluminum case can withstand almost any abuse and it's compact and lightweight so you can carry it right in your pocket. I had some friends from Atomic send me one and I'm pumped to give it a shot during Halloween this year. BTW, the light costs 20 bucks and is well worth it.
Trick or treating should be fun. These tips can make the experience a bit more comfortable and safe.
Enjoy the candy!
Disclosure: My friends at Bulb Head (Atomic) sent me a flashlight for free. This post is original and my opinion wasn't influenced by the free product.