[EdiTOR's Note: This is a Halloween-edition guest post that has some useful tips for family's heading out on All Hallow's Eve. I'm not being compensated in any way for running this article - I simply thought it was a cool idea.]
All you have to do is dress the kid’s in cute little monster costumes, load them in their favorite red wagon and slowly pull them along the sidewalk.
It’s simple to talk to other parents and families as they roll their ghosts and ghouls from house to house.
But as kids get to the age where they want to run from house to house, keeping track of your little goblin may require a new trick-or-treating transportation strategy.
Some of us might have the patience and strength to keep up with a sugar-fueled child, but for those of us merely dressed like superheroes on Halloween, there are plenty of ways to get around on Halloween that are safe and won’t wear out the soles of your shoes.
Here are just a few frightfully fun ways to move your kids around this Halloween.
- Street legal golf carts are allowed in most states and offer the perfect transportation for a group of parents following a horde of children through the neighborhood. Golf carts offer a home base for kids to drop off candy and easily move around the area to the best houses. They also offer a fun project for you and your kids to decorate. From a horseless carriage to a large dragon covered in lights the possibilities are endless.
- Bicycles are a great way to enjoy following trick-or-treaters, and they too can be decorated to look like a unicorn or other rideable creature. Biking with other parents can be fun and if a parent has children that decide to backtrack and run off from the main group the parents can easily break off. If you have younger children, add on a tow-along seat carrier to haul home their loot (or a sleepy munchkin).
- Mopeds are incredibly fun to ride and are very mobile. Following along the side of the street watching as the throng of children raid the neighborhood of candy is a breeze. Adding a lighted jack-o-lantern to the luggage rack is an easy way to spookify your ride.
- Adult Foot Scooters may look like something only the kids would ride but they can be really enjoyable. Gliding at ground level with minimal effort and the ability to ride on the sidewalk are huge benefits while following the kids around. Parents can coordinate costumes and ride as a herd of zombies following the kids from house to house.
Just because you’re on chaperone duty for a bunch of princesses, pirates and zombies doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself.
Providing a safe environment for kids to find fuel for their impending sugar coma is obviously the main goal of the night, but riding around the block in decorated golf cart is just plain fun.
Rainier Fuclan is a freelance writer for Bintelli Scooters, a wholesale scooter brand that’s street legal and family friendly.