This year Halloween falls on a Tuesday so if your waiting for the weekend or are going to be going out tonight. When the excitement starts to get brewing make sure things don’t get too spooky. Halloween while your in college can lead to many horror stories if you don’t keep an eye out.
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:
Plan Ahead: There are so many things that you can do on Halloween, plan before with your friends to make sure that you are all going to be together doing what you all want to do. It makes it easier for you when the day comes and you are running around looking for something to do.
Eat & Drink A Lot Before: Eat before you go, stay hydrated before, during and after. I promise you after a long night out this will make you feel better especially if you plan on drinking.
Don’t Go Alone: During Halloween streets are packed with people from visiting out of town and everyone wanting to celebrate. This is not a time where you should be alone, it could get creepy. Grab your go to women or group of friends and stick by each others side for the night, it is more fun anyway!
Bring An ID: This doesn’t just relate to Halloween this is always a go to for me. Whenever you are out weather it is a friends house, a party or even a restaurant it is important for you to always have identification on you for whatever happens. That is even if you have to stick it in your bra, tape it to your body or stick it in your phone or shoe!
Get Your Own Drinks: Halloween brings out different drink specials, they can be different colors which makes it easier for someone to put something in your drink without you noticing. Always get your own drinks and I know it could be hard but don’t accept free drinks from strangers.
Avoid Unrecognizable Constumes: Wearing a costume or mask can be considered illegal in certain places and sometimes for a good reason. Costumes like these can cause confusion, so just make sure you keep an eye out.
Fully Charge Your Phone: Having a low battery on a night out can make it difficult for you to contact your friends if lost or to even call an Uber when you need to get home.
Carry Cash: Most people rely on a credit or debit card. However on Halloween you should pay with cash to make sure your card doesn’t get stolen or over charged. If you are going to use your card make sure that you have some emergency cash on you incase you need gas, a cab or even to make a phone call.
Stay Alert: During Halloween it is important for you to stay alert of what is going on around you. Keep your eyes open and if you see anything super spooky make sure you let an officer know, on Halloween there are going to be a lot of law enforcement out to help you if you need it.
When celebrating Halloween this year it is important to be smart! A sudden misshapen, arrest, sick friend or missing belonging can bring your night to an sudden stop. Make sure to keep these tips in mind to keep you safe and sane this Halloween.