Forget the Tricks, Let’s Trunk for Treats on October 31 at 1 p.m. in the Courtyard
Halloween is a fun time of year! Costumes, pumpkin carvings, apple cider, parties, candy – who wouldn’t enjoy this time of year? Dating back almost 100 years, popular traditions have encouraged costumed children to travel from house-to-house asking for candy. Trick-or-treating is nothing new, but it’s important to think about the children’s safety during Halloween. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Trick-or-treat in groups, accompanied by a parent or guardian – kids should never go alone
- Visit houses with porch lights on
- Never enter a stranger’s home
- Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods
- Wear costumes that are flame retardant and easily visible
- Bring a flashlight
- Parents should examine all candy before children consume it
- Throw away any unwrapped or unmarked candy
- Don’t eat homemade treats, unless you know the person who made it
In recent years, a new tradition has emerged, trunk-or-treating. Instead of walking door-to-door, communities gather in parking lots with decorated vehicles, costumes and of course, barrels of candy. Children can trunk-or-treat at all the cars with added supervision from participating adults. It’s a much safer environment for children to receive candy and it’s still fun! Some communities go all out and make it a festival, equipped with music, entertainment and occasionally even carnival rides.
Henderson International School will be hosting our very own trunk-or-treat celebration on October 31 at 1 p.m. in the Courtyard. Students must bring costumes to school (not worn to school), and no masks, fake weapons (or real weapons) or revealing costumes are allowed. This is sure to be a fun event and we can’t wait to see everyone there!