Staying Safe While Trick-or-Treating

Before Trick-or-Treating


Cheap makeup may include preservative, which can trigger an allergic reaction.

Always test makeup on a small area of the skin well in advance of Halloween.

Certain makeup is not advisable to sue around the mouth or eyes, check packaging for warnings.

Choose face paint and makeup rather than masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.


Only 27% of parents check if a costume is non-toxic.

Used costumes might be packed with dust and dust mites, which can accelerate allergies and asthma.

75% of parents insist upon selecting a costume with safety in mind.

31% of parents requires costumes to be flame-resistant material.

While Trick or Treating

93% of children will go trick-or-treating.

75% of parents never let their child trick or treat unsupervised.

37% of parents require the use of a flashlight while trick-or-treating.

79% of adults have talked to their child about Halloween safety at least once.

25% of parents talk to their children about Halloween safety every year.


Halloween candy sold:

52% chocolate

30% hard candy

19% chewy candy

14% caramel treats

16% gum

Food allergies in children are on the rise, affecting nearly 6 million or 8% of children.

90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.

Top fears of parents

31% are scared of children being hit by a vehicle.

24% are scared of poisoning from tampered or spoiled treats.

15% are scared of abductions.

4% are scared of children being burned.

1% are scared of broken bones.

Car and Pedestrian Safety


Children are more than twice as likely to be killed by a car on Halloween night than any other time.

Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.

Use glow sticks or flashlights to help kids see and be seen by drivers.

After Trick-or-Treating

Remove makeup with makeup remover that you know will be gentle on their eyes, but strong enough to remove stubborn makeup.

Have children bathe and wash out any non-permanent hair coloring.

Do an inventory of the candy. Anything that is unwrapped throw away.

Determine how much candy your children will get that night.