1. Plan a route in advance Avoid long paths by mapping out a route and stick to ones you and your child are familiar with. 2. Use the buddy system If your older child is venturing out without you, make sure that he or she will be with at least a few friends the entire night. 3. Stay on the sidewalk Make sure your kids are following basic safety rules, such as looking both ways before crossing the street. 4. Carefully check candy Throw away any candy that is not sealed with a wrapper and avoid homemade treats received from strangers. 5. Makeup safety If makeup is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is non-toxic. Before your child goes to bed, make sure to remove all makeup.