Follow These Tips So Halloween Doesn’t Become Scary

In Delray Lakes, even the dogs dress up.

In Delray Lakes, even the dogs dress up.

Halloween is a big deal in these parts.

My neighborhood, Delray Lakes, goes all out with a Halloween parade as do many others in Boca/Delray.

We put together these handy tips to make sure it’s a safe Halloween for everyone. Enjoy and be careful out there.

Here are a few suggestions from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention:

For the kids…

* Avoid trick or treating alone. Walk in groups, accompanied by trusted adults.

* Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags so you’re visible to drivers.

* Examine all treats to avoid choking and tampering.

* Carry a flashlight at all times.

* Walk, don’t run, from house to house, so as to keep small  children close by.

* Remove make-up before children go to sleep to prevent possible eye and skin irritation.

* Use established crosswalks when possible.

* Walk only on sidewalks.

* Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, tripping, and falls.

* Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

* Children should only enter homes with trusted adults, and be familiar with the hosts.

* Only approach well-lit homes.

* Always wear flame resistant costumes.

For additional information on Halloween safety visit

For the adults…

Head to Buddha Sky Bar on bustling Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, for their 1st Annual Halloween Buddha Ball on Thursday, October 31, from 10 pm – 2 am.

There is no cover charge for the event, but a costume is required for ALL entries. The first 100 guests will receive VIP access to the Tanteo Tequila VIP lounge and a special goody bag.

In addition, there are some serious prizes:

1st Place Winner: $2,500 gift card courtesy of East Coast Jewelry

2nd Place Winner: $1,500 gift card courtesy of Ulysse Nardin

3rd Place Winner: Gift basket valued at $1,000 courtesy of Tanteo Tequila

Have a great Halloween!