If you're headed out to a Halloween party this weekend make sure you aren't caught off guard. We've put together a few tips that might help you get more treats than tricks!
1. Always keep your ID and cash securely close to you. Check your pockets if its a purchased costume to make sure its gonna hold your important items securely. Having to replace cards and your ID can be headache. If you needed your wallet for the ride home and had lost it or worse it was stolen then it could resemble a Nightmare on Elm Street!
2. Always Always Always STAY with the group. Most people will be wearing masks and costumes that night so it's easier to commit a crime but groups discourage criminals. Stick with your friends no matter what. Parking lots and side streets can create an environment where criminals feel more confident in being hidden. Choose parking where there is good lighting. No one wants a Michael Myers moment...
3. Wear an appropriate costume for the weather--know the forecast, cold weather, rain, etc...be prepared to walk (high heels) in case the parking lot is a block or two away. Clothing that is longer or baggy can sometimes create safety issues such as tripping hazards. Make sure you can move freely in your costume especially if you needed to escape zombies. Seriously though make sure the costume wouldn't hinder you from walking or going up/down stairs.
4. If it's a party where alcohol will be served go ahead and decide on a designated driver or calling a cab. A DUI isn't something you wanna deal with after dancing the night away. A DUI can cost thousands of dollars and possibly cost someone their life. Go ahead and determine how you plan to get home before you ever leave for the party.
Following these few tips can help your evening from turning into a Thriller...
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