LAFAYETTE — In just one day, millions of kids will start ringing doorbells saying, "Trick or Treat."
The decorations are up, you have a bucket filled with candy, and you are ready to welcome all those young goblins to your front door, but there are still some important things not to do on the big night.
No matter what you think of Halloween and trick-or-treating, no one wants to be looked at as the neighborhood wicked witch or scrooge who ruins the holiday for the local kids. To avoid this, Parade Magazine offers these tips:
-Don't be cheap with candy, such as giving out a handful of candy corn, or one tootsie roll. You are better off not participating.
-Don't hand out toothbrushes or dental floss, even if you come from a family of dentists.
-Don't dress your little girl as Miley Cyrus. Actually don't dress any young children as a sexy anything.
-Say "no" if your young one wants to be a lifelike "Walking Dead" zombie. Parade says that could lead to a lifetime of therapy.
The worst thing you can do on Halloween: Leaving your front door light on if you are out of candy. If you have no treats, you could receive a trick. Lock the front door and turn off the lights if you are not taking part in the Halloween festivities.
Remember, this is not the night to teach kids lessons about sugar intake. Just hand out that candy and enjoy the moment.