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How to Have a Happy and Safe Halloween in San Jose

CPR Training Class for San Jose Children

San Jose children preparing for Halloween

Thousands of people across San Jose will celebrate Halloween this year. However, not everyone has the Halloween celebration that they had hoped for. If you are thinking about celebrating Halloween this year, then here are a few tips to follow that will make sure that you, your family, and your friends have a happy and safe Halloween.

Costumes and Trick-or-Treating
Dressing up and going trick-or-treating are a huge part of the Halloween celebration. However, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration before the fun begins. First of all, have you made sure that your child’s costume is safe? You will need to make sure that there is nothing that they can trip over on. This means that there should be no parts of their costume that are loose around their feet. Also an Adult who is CPR and First-aid certified should supervise the children. 

When going Trick-or-Treating, it is important to remember that not everyone celebrates this time of year. If you live in an area where elderly people live then make sure that you inform your children of which houses to avoid. You should also make sure that your children look for any signs in windows or doors. People who don’t wish to be disturbed on Halloween will usually have a sign stating this. The children should carry flashlights and use glow sticks to make sure they can be easily scene by cars. Unfortunately, some people drive cars in San Jose very fast, so be careful.

Halloween Parties
Halloween parties can be great fun for adults and children alike. However, there are certain safety tips to abide by. First of all, it is important to make sure that you do not allow excessive alcohol consumption in your home, especially if young children are present. If you are having both children and adults at your Halloween party, then it would be wise to inform the guests of this, and ask them to be mindful of the children in attendance, when they are choosing their costume.

If you celebrate Halloween, but you do not take part in the activities, then you may wish to think about any Trick-or-Treaters in your area. It is important to remember that there is always a minority who will try to cause trouble. Eggs and flour are thrown, and in some cases, fires can be started. If you have noticed that your house has been targeted then it is important that you do not tackle the offenders yourself. Instead, contact your local San Jose police station. They will deal with the issue for you.

These are the three main aspects of Halloween that can either be a great success, or a complete nightmare. By following the tips mentioned above, you will be able to have a very happy and safe Halloween.