Are you new to the area and wondering about Trick or Treating hours, customs, etc? We’re here to help!
Weather. Sadly, the National Weather Service is predicting rain Tuesday evening and during the day on Wednesday. Trick or Treating will probably be a little wet. A cold front will come through the area on Wednesday, dropping temperatures into the high 50’s/low 60’s. Bundle Up!
Trick or Treating Hours. There are no “official” trick or treating hours in our area, but common sense typically prevails.
The little’s come out first, usually around 6:00. Once dusk hits, older kids begin trick or treating! Usually, by 9PM or so, it’s over.
If you don’t wish to participate, leave your outdoor lights off. (You’ll still get a few hopeful kiddo’s ringing your doorbell, but overall, most kids understand the custom)
FARE’s (Food Allergy Research & Education) Teal Pumpkin Project. For kids with food allergies, sensitivities or diabetes, trick or treating can be, well, tricky! Houses displaying a teal pumpkin mean that non-food treats are available there.
You can participate by painting a pumpkin teal, or buying a teal pumpkin from a craft store and display it in front of your home. You can also print a free sign from FARE’s website and display it in front of your home.
Safety Tips. The Town of Flower Mound offers the following Halloween Safety Tips:
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers, and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Cross the street at corners, and make eye contact with drivers to ensure you’re seen.
- Avoid masks, they can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Use glow sticks and flashlights to alert motorists of your presence.
- Adult supervision is key, but if you believe your child is mature enough to trick-or-treat alone, be sure they do so in groups.
- As a motorist, slow down in residential areas, and use extra caution when entering and exiting driveways and alleys.
- Have an adult inspect all candy before eating it, and discard any opened or homemade treats.
The Seay Realty Group wishes you a Happy Halloween! Be safe out there!!