Find alternatives for masks
Masks tend to stifle breathing and partially block eyesight, making children less alert to their surroundings. Try swapping out a full-face cover for face paint or a well fitting hat that won’t slide over the eyes. If neither of those options work, try on the mask yourself and cut larger openings if you think the eye and mouth holes should be bigger. These are secrets trick-or-treaters want you to know.
Make yourself visible
Especially if your kids are dressed in a spooky black outfit, it could be hard for oncoming cars to see trick-or-treaters in the dark. Make sure you and every kid carry a flashlight so drivers can see you from far away, and consider adding reflective tape to costumes and bags to make you even more visible.