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Now that autumn is upon us, the kids’ thoughts are likely to be turning to pumpkins, spiders, ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. After last year’s disappointment, it’s great news that guising and parties are back! However, it’s still important to be careful, so here are some tips for having a fun, safe and super spooky time.

Tips for celebrating Halloween in style

Halloween parties are back! However, call us party poopers but it’s still a good idea to limit the number of children and parents you invite, and to avoid playing games that involve too much physical contact, just to be on the safe side. The more time you can spend outdoors the better, but if you need to be indoors (it’s October in Scotland after all!) make sure you keep the windows open for ventilation.

Tips for staying safe when you’re guising

If you’re taking the kids out guising, here are some tips for staying safe. Parents often wonder at what age it’s safe to let their kids go out on their own, and of course there’s no set answer to that, it’s up to you and how mature your child is and how well you know your neighbours. 

Stay safe using candles

With everyone using so much alcohol-based hand sanitiser, lighting candles or tealights isn’t a good idea. Use battery powered LED lights instead – they last longer anyway and look just as effective in decorations.