Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Autumn holidays like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children of all ages, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, enjoy fall fruits and vegetables, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Going trick-or-treating?

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Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
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Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
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Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
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Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
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Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
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Always test make-upExternal Web Site Icon in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
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Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
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Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.External Web Site Icon
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Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
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Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
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Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
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Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
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Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone:

  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o’lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

For more information on Halloween safety

  • Halloween Food Safety TipsExternal Web Site Icon
    Help your children have a safe Halloween, from the food they eat to the parties they attend, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Halloween Safety Tips Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon
    Stay safe this Halloween with safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Max in One Productions presents The Music of Change at The Aurora Fox Theater

The Storck TeamThe Music of Change

by Aaron Todd Spratte

May 9 – June 1, 2014 (In the Studio Theatre)

As the first of their group turns 30, a group of friends find themselves facing an unexpected reunion and the fallout of a years-old tragedy. “The Music of Change” is a story of love, loss and redemption that proves every beginning is an end, and every end is a beginning.

Show times:  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm in the Fox Studio Theatre

Check this and other shows out at Aurora‘s Fox Theater, click here for their website and to purchase tickets to the event.

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado: Heart of the Baroque – at the Parker PACE Theater

stork-copyParker Arts Presents…….

The Orchestra’s spring season finale spotlights the ensemble in a program displaying the art and heart of Baroque. The core string ensemble is joined by horns, oboes, flutes, and bassoon for two diversely innovative masterworks: J.S. Bach’s celebrated First Brandenburg with its daring combination of instruments, and Rebel’s rarely performed Les Elemens, an extraordinary symphony imagining the creation of the world.

Sunday, May 18 – 3:00 PM

For tickets and details to this amazing show in Parker, click here.  Tell The Storck Team about your experience!!  

A Quilter’s Craft: Marie Agnes Conway Retrospective

Marie Agnes Conway is remembered by her family and friends for many things: her love of family, her giving spirit, and, of course, her quilting. It was through her quilting that the Littleton Fine Arts Board and the Littleton Museum became acquainted with her work.

Click here to view event details!

Please share your experience with any Centennial/Littleton Events that you are able to attend!

Peter Pan at the PACE Theater in Parker

Starkey Theatrix brings us the classic tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Travel with Peter, Tinker Bell, and the Darlings to Never Neverland where they encounter Captain Hook and the crocodile and a horde of pirates. You’ll want to bring the whole family to experience one of the world's most celebrated musicals, complete with show-stopping songs and flying special effects. 

20% discounts available for children 12 and under!

 Dates & Times:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 – 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 – 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 – 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Aaron: 720-273-7419
Exit Realty


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