Halloween trick or treating presents a challenge — how to find neighborhoods that have the smallest distance between houses and give out great candy. With Halloween only a few weeks away, it's time to start strategizing about where to trick-or-treat. Some families like the traditional trick-or-treat activities and others like to go to spooky events, but all want to be safe and are looking for the safest places to trick-or-treat in Dallas on Halloween and the surrounding area.
Many people favor a quick trip around their own neighborhood, but sometimes houses can be too far apart or they may be populated by people who don't seem to be home every year. Some just want to maximize the candy haul and figure out which houses give out the giant Butterfinger bars.
If you don't want to do the traditional house-to-house trick or treating, there are other options. Check with your local stores as they will sometimes be giving out candy. Other sections of town might do "trunk or treat" events where groups from the community congregate in a parking lot where the kids can get candy from different stands or cars.
There are several neighborhoods throughout the Dallas area that are receptive to "commuter" trick or treaters, including some of the apartment complexes. If you are choosing this option, you might want to consider staying with your kids while they trick-or-treat in an unfamiliar place — at least for the first year. Other helpful hints: comfy shoes, a stroller for even a child who thinks they've outgrown one, and maybe a little wine in your Swell bottle.
Wherever you decide to trick-or-treat, have fun, take a lot of pictures, and save room for the candy bars you are going to steal from your kids after they are all asleep.