GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Now that Halloween is here, it's time to put on your costumes and collect all the candy your stomach can handle.
But first, there are a few things you need to know about staying safe tonight, before you head out the door.
WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright and Tom Garcia were at Spirit Halloween at Four Seasons Town Center Thursday morning to give you some tips about how to stay safe this year.
And, What To Do with Kids has put together a list of tips for parents and trick-or-treaters to follow Halloween night.
For parents and trick-or-treaters:
1. Encourage the kids to use facial make up instead of a mask.
2. Spend the extra dollar and purchase quality make-up. You don't want your kid to have that same look weeks later.
3. If possible, design the costume to accommodate a sweater or even a jacket underneath depending on the weather.
4. Make sure that all costumes and accessories are flame resistant.
5. Keep in mind how much walking they'll be doing for their age. You don't want to have to carry your little ghoul home.
1. Keep the path to your door clear of all obstacles and well lit.
2. Don't terrorize the kids. It's all about fun and not making them wet their pants.
3. Be extremely careful with the candle in your pumpkin so that nothing bursts into flames, including a kid's costume. Consider using a battery powered light or glow sticks.
4. Use flashlights, glow sticks or electric lights with the power cord safe and secured.
5. If you have a dog, keep it in another room and away from the door.
For more tips like these, visit the What To Do With Kids website.