New to the ‘Hood? Top Tips to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters
As you prepare to welcome little vampires, witches —and no shortage of Princess Elsa’s— to your doorstep, here are a few reminders for a great night of trick-or-treating!
Turn on the porch light. It’s the traditional sign that your home is passing out goodies. If you choose not to partake in trick-or-treating, leaving your light off signals to families to move to the next house.
Stock up. Trick-or-treat traffic can vary between neighborhoods. Talk to your neighbors if you’re new and unsure how many children you can expect. Purchase candy accordingly.
Check the time. The fun occurs most commonly between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., but can be different for each community. The official time can usually be found on local government websites.
Join the fun! Create a spooky-fun atmosphere for the kids by decking out your porch with spider webs, purple twinkle lights or decorative ghosts swaying in your trees. Of course, a unique Jack-O’-Lantern is always a crowd pleaser.