We all have plenty on our plate so here’s your cheat sheet to be prepared for a night of spooky fun and lots of candy on Halloween.


Have dinner ready.  Order Hungry Howie’s Pizza or pull out the crock pot for these go to recipes.

If you want to make it fun check out these healthy, kid-friendly Halloween meals.


Before you hit the streets don’t forget to turn off your lights if no one is home and bring a flashlight. Even if your littles are walking age, a wagon or stroller is a good idea to hold candy, coats and tired kids.


If you’re passing out candy here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Blue trick or treat buckets are a signal that the child has autism and may not be able to ask for candy or reply with a thank you.
  • Teal pumpkin baskets are also a signal that a child has a food allergy. If you are handing out a variety of candy it’s always a nice gesture to keep peanut treats separate to avoid contamination.
  • If older kids knock on your door, keep an open mind and let them be a kid for the night – they grow up so quickly and you never know what they’re dealing with at school or at home.


Treat or Treat times vary but most cities across metro Detroit have a 6pm to 8pm ordinance.  


Take a picture to remember the night and if you post on social tag @littleguidedetroit so we can share!