Prepping Your Empty Nest For Trick-or-Treaters
Just because the kids may have grown up and moved away, doesn’t mean that your inner-kid can’t still enjoy the Halloween fun. Halloween is a time of connecting with neighbors, having fun with décor and indulging in a few treats along the way. While donning a costume might be out of the question now, welcoming trick-or-treaters to your front door is just as fun. Now’s the time to make it a memorable experience visitors can remember even after the candy’s run out. Make sure your front door ready for the little princesses and goblins to visit to make it the safest yet most enjoyable Halloween yet.
Essential Tips for Prepping Your Empty Nest for Trick-or-Treaters:
Clear The Way
Prep your lawn and walkway by clearing it of any debris or barriers. What may be obvious in the daylight can become a safety issue in the ghostly evening. Whether it’s a branch that needs trimming or a decorative item, like a gnome, on your lawn which make for a messy stumble, now’s the time to clear the way for your trick-or-treating guests.
While everyone is looking for a little spook on Halloween night, safety comes first – especially on your property. Consider lighting along your pathway or making sure to keep your patio lights on. If your outdoor lighting is too severe for the mood, subdue them with clever decorating like Halloween lantern globes over your deck’s lights or decorative cobwebs and sheets to keep a consistent mood.
Front Door Scare
Even if you don’t intend on decorating your home for the holiday, creating a small Halloween vignette by your door is just enough for ghoulish goodness. Prop a few Halloween decorations on your entryway table or use a chair and stylish pumpkin picks by the door to let trick-or-treaters know they’re welcome. Keep it spooky yet sophisticated and remember your audience!
It might be okay to ignore a loose railing or misplaced pathway stone when you know exactly where it is. But, when expecting trick-or-treaters it’s super essential to repair any loose railings or other outdoor home improvements you’ve been putting off. Better safe than sorry when preventing any slips or falls on Halloween night.
With trick-or-treaters on a candy-grabbing mission, it’s important to let them know when your home is open or closed for candy business. Send them a signal by prepping your home with an “Out of Candy” sign or by turning off the lights at a certain time to let trick-or-treaters. If you want to avoid any ring-buzzers after a certain time, it could be handy to pitch a sign at the front of your lawn indicating the hours you will be participating in trick-or-treating festivities.
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