Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Night Spooktacular Tips!


Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year! It's the official start of  the first Fall holiday with warm, tantalizing aromas wafting through the air in the kitchen. Pumpkin bread, muffins, pie  ahhh....the smells.  My husband loves this time of year also!  We tend to over decorate, over bake and over indulge on anything chocolate!

Your little ghosts and goblins may go to more parties than just one, and let's face it, they can come home pretty messy and worn out!   Here's some tips to help make your Halloween season stress free this year!

TRICK OR TREATER Tips for Parents

1. Removing face paint and makeup – Baby oil will work gently and remove even the scariest goblin's face without complaints.  No tears I promise!

2. Make-up from clothing
– For those messy little trick-or-treaters who are sure to rub their noses with a sleeve, don't stress. Just use a little orange oil cleaner to pre-treat the clothing and gently work-in before laundering.  Tide to Go pen works wonders too!

3. Avoid bumps and bruises – Make sure your children's costumes do not drag on the ground, potentially causing them to trip and fall. Hold hems up with safety pins to ensure a safer walk for your child.  Who wants a skinned knee and bloody elbow, when they are working on their candy mission?

4. Stop tummy aches before they start – Make sure your child has a full tummy and no spicy foods prior to eating their trick-or-treat candy!  Rolaids or tums work great.  Keep soda pops and sugary drinks out of their reach.

5. Don't forget the old tale about poison candy – Before your children eat any of their trick-or-treat candy; always check the wrappers to make sure nothing looks suspicious. Throw anything away that you are unsure of. Have your children help in this process so that they understand its importance.  If you want to keep all your favorite chocolate bars from their loot, then do the candy screening in private.  What kids don’t know won’t hurt them!

6. Yuk! Sick Kid Fallout –
Every year at least one little goblin in your group will experience a green face and a quick trip to vomit in the restroom (if they can make it there!). For quick clean up, scrape up with a  dust pan and a spatula and flush away as much as possible down the toilet. For carpets use a mild dish detergent with cold water and clean, absorb the liquid with a cotton towel. To prevent bacteria and odors, use an enzyme cleaner.  For clothing quick action with cold water and mild dish detergent should stop any staining.

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