Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time to dress up in costumes, attend parties and go trick-or-treating. The Maplewood Police Department recommends the following safety tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters.

§ Costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.


§ Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.


§ Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.


§ Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.


§ Eat only factory-wrapped treats.


§ Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others to see you.


§ Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.


§ Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.


§ Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.


§ Wear flame resistant costumes.


§ Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.