Kids Halloween 2019

Kids Halloween 2019

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffys on October 10th 2019
Organising the costume and trick or treating for your child this Halloween? Here at Smiffys-Liverpool we have lots of Halloween Costumes For Kids and fancy dress accessories to choose from. Also for the grown-ups who want to join in the fancy dress fun, we have loads of men’s and women’s costumes too; so why not join in the fun with a spooky Halloween costume for parents?

Kids Halloween 2019 – 4 Things For Parents To Think About

Need a helping hand organising your child’s costume for trick or treating this year? Here’s a quick list of 4 things to think about.

  • Don’t Leave It Too Late
    The sooner you buy the costume for your child, the better. After all, you don’t want to leave it too late and risk the fancy dress outfit going out of stock. Then you and your child will have to decide on a different costume to wear for trick or treating.

    Additionally, it’s also important that you don’t leave it too late to set off when trick or treating. Remember, daylight savings time ends on Sunday October 27th; so remember to plan your route before hand, stick to well lit areas, only cross the road at designated crossings when it is safe to do so, and set off early.

  • Make Sure Children Can Be Seen
    Depending on the weather and the time you leave to start trick or treating; Halloween evenings can get very dark very quickly. As daylight savings time will have ended, it could go dark as early as 5pm. As such, it’s very helpful if adults accompanying children who are trick o’ treating bring a torch on their journey and/or wearing a florescent overcoat to make sure that oncoming traffic can see them and the children that they are accompanying.

    Additionally, another great idea to make sure that the children can be easily seen whilst trick or treating is to add some illumination to your child’s costume. For example, they could carry a spooky Halloween themed light, or they could wear glow bands or glow in the dark clothing. 

  • Don’t Forget About Safety Tips
    Safety tips with regards to costumes isn’t just about making sure that children and adults can be easily seen on Halloween.

    For example, it’s important to remember that some fancy dress items such as wigs or masks can reduce your eye sight. This can be very dangerous if children are unsupervised whilst walking on pavements or crossing roads. Additionally some costumes can be tight fitting or have long extended portions, both of which can cause tips or tangles, so it’s important to take extra care when walking. So to minimise the risk of injuries caused by fancy dress costumes, make sure that all children who go out trick or treating are accompanied by a responsible adult.

    Also, parents need to be aware of potential fire hazards. Halloween costumes can sometimes be classified as toys, not clothing. If an item of fancy dress is classed as a toy, it will be subject to less rigorous safety requirements and tests than regular items of clothing. As such, they could be a fire safety risk. As such, it is highly recommended that you keep fancy dress costumes away from open flames, such as candles inside jack o’ lanterns.

  • Where Should You Knock?
    Once you have chosen your fancy dress and you’re prepared with all the necessary safety precautions, the next important thing to decide is where to knock. After all, you don’t want to disturb people who are not participating in the holiday celebrations, and not everyone will be happy to answer the door to trick or treaters on an October evening.

    As such, it’s important to look for clear signs that people are happy to receive visitors before knocking. Some people may have signs saying something similar to “trick or treaters welcome” or they may have a large number of Halloween decorations outside their home in celebration of the festive occasion.

    However, with regards to safety; it is very important to stress that children should never go inside somebody else’s home or the home of somebody that they do not know. They should also stay with a responsible adult at all times, and should only accept sweets and chocolates that are wrapped. Additionally, parents/guardians should check all items of Halloween candy before children eat any of them.

Can’t Find What You’re Looking For?

If you are searching for Halloween Costumes For Kids or fancy dress and you cannot find the product on our online store, please get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team. We have been trading for over ten years in addition to our unrivalled 30 years industry experience. This means that if you can’t find the costume you’re searching for, due to our links within the party industry, there’s a good chance we can source the costume for you.

Need To Get In Touch? The Smiffys-Liverpool Team Are Happy To Help

The Smiffys-Liverpool fancy dress shop in Merseyside has a vast selection of fancy dress products to choose from. So if you’re searching for costumes or accessories visit the Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop in Liverpool and browse through our fantastic collection in-store or online.

If you need a helping hand finding a specific costume or if you have any questions regarding the fancy dress products that are available from our online store, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, we’ll be happy to help you. You can contact a member of the Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop team by using one of the contact methods listed below:

  • You can contact us by telephone by calling, 0151 709 9449
  • You could send your questions to us by email, please send your email to
  • You could fill out our enquiry form and we will reply as soon as possible.
  • You could visit us in store, our address is, 56 Bold Street, L1 4EA, our opening times are 9.30 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday and 11.00 - 4.30 on Sundays.

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