All Dressed-Up to Go on the Trick-Or-Treat Trail

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All Dressed-Up to Go on the Trick-Or-Treat Trail

By Angela Barbosa

So much planning and excitement surrounds choosing the perfect costume for Halloween. From gruesome characters to favorite super heroes, adults and little ones are becoming more and more creative every year. Once costumes have been selected, it is time to plan a safe trick-or-treat trail.

So here are some Halloween ideas happening in Danbury:

Sensory-friendly Trick-or-Treating!

This is an inclusive, accessible and sensory-sensitive FREE event with face-painting, arts & crafts, practice trick or treating and more!

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 1:00-4:00PM at 7 Old Sherman Tpke., Suite 200, Danbury, CT.

RSVP to Kiara at 203-429-5318 or email us at info@autismbehavioralhealth.org.

 

Halloween on the Green

On Saturday, October 29, from 2pm – 4pm, on the CityCenter Danbury Green on Ives Street. Rain location at the Patriot Garage – level 5.

The Children’s Parade starts at 3:30pm with prizes for the most original, scariest, cutest and funniest costumes. Goodie bags for the first 500 costumed children. Also, “Guess the number of candy corn in the jar,” “guess the weight and win a pumpkin,” traditional children’s games and free photo booth will be provided, and more. For more information, call 203-792-1711 or visit citycenterdanbury.com.

 

Halloween-Themed Breakfasts at Stew’s

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., breakfast with Stew’s most loved characters, including Wow the Cow, Daphne, Stewie the Duck, Iron Man and Belle the Princess. Families will enjoy a buffet-style breakfast. Tickets for children age 11 and under are $12.99/each and attendees age 12 and older are $14.99/each. No charge for kids ages 2 and under. All adults attending the breakfast must have a paid ticket. Costumes are welcome!

For more information, visit http://www.stewleonards.com/2018-halloween-happenings-at-stew-leonards-danbury-store/.

 

More Halloween activities around Connecticut can be found at http://www.halloweennewengland.com/connecticut/halloween-events-and-activities/.

 

A few trick-or-treating safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP):

– A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.

– Have flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.

– If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.

– Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.

– Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick-or-treaters to:

* Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.

* Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.

* Carry a cellphone for quick communication.

* Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.

* If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.

* Never cut across yards or use alleys.

* Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways.

* Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops doesn’t mean others will!

– Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

– Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.

And don’t forget to have lots of fun and be safe!

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October 24, 2018

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