Are you dressing up…your house for fall and Halloween? This year Halloween falls on a Wednesday and with so many families living in Parkside, this will be the biggest trick-or-treat event that the neighborhood has seen so far. Halloween is a fun time for children and their families to dress up in costumes and visit houses in the community for a treat! So, what’s the best way to let the neighborhood children know it’s ok to knock on your door for a “treat”? Dress up your house for fall!

Welcoming trick or treaters is oftens as simple as keeping on an outdoor light to let families know that you’re home. But long before the 31st arrives nieghbors and visitors love to see the festive fall themes that many Parkside lawns currently display.

As we near the end of Ocotober (already!!), here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re going to be involved this Halloween:

Drivers – There will be children out and around, so be alert and mindful of your speed.

Parents – Make sure that children are accompanied by an adult and travel in a group. Inspect candy at home before allowing your children to eat it, and stick to neighborhoods you know.

Homeowners – Keep your porch light and other exterior lights turned on. Hand out candy that is generally allergy-friendly, and if you won’t be home to hand out candy consider leaving a candy bowl out with a note.

Can’t wait until Halloween to take the kiddies out? The National Harbor is having “Harbor Halloween” on October 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will feature trick-or-treating, a movie, and a chef pumpkin carving contest. Find out more here!

We can’t wait to see all of the fun that will happen on the 31st at Parkside! Stay tuned for a fun re-cap!

This post was contributed by Parkside Westphalia homeowner, Yana B of StyleStamped. If you have ideas for future blog posts or have community information to share, please contact Yana B