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When Is Trick-or-Treat in Muskego?

How much time do you have to decide on costumes and to stock up on candy before Trick-or-Treat comes to Muskego? What costumes and candy are safest? Here are the answers.

Goblins and ghouls, princesses, fairies and superheroes will walk the streets on Wednesday, Oct. 31, looking for sweet treats during Muskego's annual trick-or-treat time. 

Citywide trick-or-treating will take place from 6-8 p.m. Some Muskego subdivisions may decide to hold trick-or-treat on a different schedule, and if you are part of a homeowner's association, you may want to confirm those details with your HOA board, and of course, share them in the comments!

In addition Muskego Regency is hosting a safe trick-or-treat event on Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m, which is nice for the youngsters who aren't as hearty, and it's a great way to meet the seniors there.

Check out our Halloween topics page as well for all of the season's postings.

And before you send your little ones to collect their goodies, here are some trick-or-treating safety guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

  • Wear costumes made of fire-retardant materials; look for “flame resistant” on the label.
  • Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible.
  • Wear makeup and hats rather than masks that can obscure your vision.
  • Test the makeup you plan to use by putting a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it a couple of days in advance. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that's a sign of a possible allergy.
  • Check FDA’s list of color additives to see if makeup additives are FDA approved. If they aren’t approved for their intended use, don’t use it.
  • Don’t wear decorative contact lenses unless you have seen an eye care professional and gotten a proper lens fitting and instructions for using the lenses.
  • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.
  • Trick-or-treaters should eat a snack before heading out, so they won’t be tempted to nibble on treats that haven’t been inspected.
  • Tell children not to accept—or eat—anything that isn’t commercially wrapped

Here are some more Halloween tips from the FDA, and here are a few more from the Mayo Clinic.

Andrew Horschak October 27, 2012 at 03:07 PM
This will be our third trick-or-treat since moving to Muskego and our subdivision holds it on Saturday night. Quite frankly, I think that is idiotic -- not everyone is home on Saturday night. And, I know nothing about a homeowner's association and who decides this. Signs usually appear a week or two before reminding people. That's it.
Bridget October 27, 2012 at 07:27 PM
The Muskego Regency is having "Safe Trick or Treat" on Wednesday Oct 31 from 3-5. This is a wonderful event for both young and old. There will be a ventriloquist there and music. The older people absolutely love seeing the little ones dressed up and the little ones love being able to get candy and have a lot of fun in a safe environment!
AFB October 30, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I wish Trick or Treat was on a Saturday evening or night. By the time my daughter gets home from school, she's exhausted. We're not taking our toddler out this year because it's close to bedtme. Plus, if it's a Saturday, the parents can join the festivities.
Lisa October 30, 2012 at 09:50 PM
A friend's subdivision tried the Saturday thing this year, it was a bust! Too many activities on Saturdays and only 20 families took part in it so it was really hard for the kids to even trick or treat. I enjoy it on Halloween Night! So one day a year they stay up a bit late on a school night, not a big deal. It is a huge deal in our subdivision. Almost everyone brings their fire pits to the driveway and they sit in the driveway by the fire and hand out candy. It is a wonderful - one day - event!

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