Finding the best, and biggest, treats on Halloween

Published 7:00 am Thursday, October 27, 2016

Soon, handfuls of candy will be handed out in a single night. I don’t see how kids could like any holiday more than Halloween.

As a child, I remember picking out a costume as if it were going to define me for the rest of my life. Of course it didn’t have an everlasting impact, but the quality of my costume did play a part in how engaged I was with the holiday festivities.

I remember when I was 10-years-old I would trick-or-treat around multiple neighborhoods to get a wide variety of candy and also see how my best friends were dressed.

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Alongside my brother and my cousin, I would walk the witch-infested roads of my neighborhood with an empty pillow case in the hopes of filling it with all the candy my hands could grab.

However, once we got back to the house with our pillow cases filled to the brim with candy, we hopped in the car and my parents would drive us to the high-income neighborhood, because the word was each house was handing out king-sized candy bars.

However, the holiday comes with certain responsibilities for kids and parents.

It is important to never trick-or-treat alone.

Having your parents around will not cramp your style and trick-or-treating with a group of friends is always a fun time.

For parents that plan on driving on Halloween night, it is extremely important to drive safely and always keep your eyes on the road.

Children are everywhere and some wear masks that restrict their vision, which could lead to children walking into the middle of the street.

Also, expect them to be peculiarly energetic, running across the street from home to home.

Having a great Halloween also means being safe, so make sure to keep your eyes open for children dressed as princesses and creatures of the dark.