Halloween Safety Tips

Trick or Treat! Here are some safety “treats” to help keep you and your family safe this Halloween!

Halloween is a special time of year for kids. With costumes and candy, Halloween is a memorable moment for children so, to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips to keep everyone safe!

√ Plan costumes that are bright and reflective.
√ Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
√ Add reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
√ Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives.
√ Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes.
√ If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
√ Make sure each child has a flashlight with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
√ Teach kids how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.

√ A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
√ If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
√ Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
√ Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or Treaters to:
*Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
*Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
*Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
*If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
*Never cut across yards or use alleys.
*Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.

We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!


Some Halloween Recipes!!

Here is the treat I will be making for my son’s band party tonight. There is a specific recipe and directions if you search on-line, but I think the picture is pretty self-sufficient and you can use whatever cupcake recipe, icing, and candies you want!


Here are a few more to enjoy:

Witches Hats Recipe



Fudge covered Cookies (i.e. Grasshoppers, Fudge Stripes)
Hershey Kisses
Frosting in Halloween Colors

You can either buy colored frosting or get a tub of white frosting and add food coloring.
Transfer icing to piping bag or zippered bag and clip a corner.
If you are using cookies that only have one side fudge covered, make sure that side is facing upwards.
Pipe icing in the middle to act as “glue” and place an unwrapped kiss in the midddle.
If you like you can pipe extra icing around the kiss to even up the look.

Need a spooky and fun Halloween recipe? How about graveyard taco dip with gravestone tortilla chips! Food bloggers Jo and Sue are sharing their recipe for graveyard taco dip with us today, and you’ll see it’s just as simple to make as it is cute. Hint: It’s basically seven layer dip, but with fewer layers. So easy!

Graveyard Taco Dip


First layer:
1 can refried beans or refried black beans

Second layer:
2 cups sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning

Third layer:
2 avocados, mashed
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp mayonnaise

Fourth layer:
1 cup salsa

Fifth layer:
1 bunch scallions (green onions), chopped

In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and taco seasoning. In another small bowl, mix the mashed avocados, minced garlic, and mayonnaise.

In a small Pyrex dish or pie plate, layer the beans, sour cream mixture, avocado mixture, and salsa. Sprinkle the scallions on top.

Chill at least an hour, or until ready to serve. (The dip can be made a day ahead and kept, covered, in the refrigerator.)

To make the tombstones and tree, cut the shapes you want out of 2 large tortillas. Place the cut-out shapes on a parchment paper lined cookie tray and bake at 350 degrees until the tortillas are nice and brown. You can add text to the tombstones with a black food safe marker. Put the tombstones and tree in the dip just before serving.

Here are some more pics for some fun ideas for halloween treats . . .



Halloween Candy Buyback– candy goes to the troops, your child’s teeth WIN!


**Here at Cache Valley Pediatric Dentistry, we are excited to be participating in our 3rd annual

Your child can bring their extra candy to our office Saturday, Nov 1st from 10:00 – 2:00 for our annual Candy Buy Back and donate it to our troops overseas. Your child will receive $1 for every lb of candy donated (up to 5 lbs). There will also be prizes and games for all the kids as well as awesome prize drawings for those that make a card to send to the troops along with the candy. It’s a win, win, WINsituation! The troops win by getting treats and cards from home, your child wins by getting $$ for their donation and best of all, your child’s teeth win.

For more information on operation gratitude visit:
EMAIL: operationgratitude.com
CALL our office 435-752-4330

We are located at 1451 North 200 East in Logan (just west of Lowes by the clock tower).

**Some information for this article is found on WebMd in an article titled 5 tricks for dealing with Halloween Treats, by Kathleen Doheny.


It’s Halloween!!


Friday, October 31st

Get the children dressed-up as ghosts, goblins, and ghouls, and enjoy a fun celebration of trick-or-treating during the annual treat walk in Logan Downtown on Friday, October 31st. Many establishments will open their doors and welcome costumed trick-or-treaters throughout the holiday. No rush for moms and dads; businesses will be open and will be treating between 10am and 4pm. Enjoy a safe and relaxing outing with the family in Logan Downtown. Just look for the Halloween Treat Walk poster in their front door or window. 400 N. and 300 S., and along Center Street and 100 W and 100 E.

Here are the locations:

Plenty of FREE parking. Businesses participating are between 400 North and 300 South, and along Center Street and 100 North between 100 West and 100 East.

This list will be complete on Thursday, October 30.

300 South
Lewiston State Bank
Bridgerland Audiology
The Beehive Grill

200 South
Coldwell Banker
Thomson Electric

100 South
Wells Fargo
Center Street Grill
The Book Table
Cache Valley Center for the Arts (Eccles Theatre)
Edwards Furniture
Locker 42

Center Street
Anderson’s Seed & Garden
Bluebird Candy Company
Stork Landing

100 North
Petals & Promises Bridal
U&I Furniture
Cache Valley Bank
Josh Barnett Insurance
Copper Mill Restaurant
Across The Street Boutique
Coppins Hallmark

Church & Federal
The Spirit Goat
Tanaka Balance
The Italian Place
Caffe Ibis

200 North
Cache Valley Visitors Bureau
Cache County Historic Courthouse
Cache County Offices (9 Departments, 3 floors)
USU Credit Union (Golden West)
Bear River Association of Governments
Cache Chamber of Commerce
SE Needham Jewelers
Pinnacle Title
Edwards Jones
The Sportsman
Stylish Fabrics
King Hair & Hair Majesty
Hickman Land Title
Seeholzer Vision
Zions Bank

300 North
Weston Inn
Rage Salon
Jack’s Pizza
Key Bank

400 North
Washington Federal Savings
Nyla’s Chevron
Nyla’s Phillips 66
Wilson Motors

500 North
Days Inn
Zions Bank


An “ALL YOU CAN PLAY” Event at the Cache Valley Fun Park on Halloween!
Friday, October 31st | 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Your $15.00 entry fee gets you unlimited play of Soft Play Jungle Gym, Lazer Tag, Cosmic Bowling & Billiards, Rollerblading & Skating, and additional fun activities that we have put together Just for the party. There’s a costume contest (no masks please) and a dance from 9:00 pm to closing. Great Food will be available for sale from our Concessions throughout the evening! Visit our website for more details.

The Hyde Park Youth Council wants to put some boo into your Halloween!
The fourth annual Hyde Park Spook Alley will run Oct 28-Oct 30 from 7- 9:30 pm at the Hyde Park city building, 113 E Center St. Hyde, Park, UT.
Admission is $3. The frightful fun is for all ages.


New Life Fellowship 2045 N 800 E, North Logan, UT
This is a kids party including a bounce house, trunk-or-treat, bonfire, free hot dogs and cider, pumpkin carving contest (bring carved pumpkins from home), carnival games and a bake sale. Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy per family. Come in a costume but please no scary or gory costumes. Everyone Welcome.

Phone:(435) 753-5312


October 31st from 3-6 p.m. They will have games, activities, food, costume parade, cake walk, and more. Remember the old-fashioned Halloween parties you grew up with!?! Yup! They are still happening at the Whittier!

Game tickets are $.25 at the door. Bring a can of food for the Utah Food Bank to receive 3 free tickets. It will be a great activity for all the little monsters in your family . . . and the bigger monsters too!

290 N 400 E, Logan, UT 84321
(435) 753-9008


How are YOU celebrating UEA weekend?

Here is some fun ideas if you are looking for ways to keep the kids busy during the UEA break!

Willow Park Zoo
419 W 700 S Logan, Utah
(435) 890-3039


UEA or Fall Break – Whichever you call it, Willow Park Zoo will be open this week for it! They will be open 11-5 W, 10-5 Th, F, and Sat. The fabulous weather looks to be holding, too. Enjoy a scavenger hunt for kids to do and earn a prize and they will try to fit some animal encounters into your week as well.

How about a visit to the farm??

American West Heritage Center Presents
Fall Harvest Festival
Friday October 17th & 18th 2014

10:00 Flag Raising Ceremony – Welcome Center
10:30-11:00 Apple Press and Corn Shelling – Farm Site
11:00 Corn Husk Doll Making- Pioneer Site
11:00 Threshing Machine Demonstration- Demonstration Field
11:30 Cow Milking- Horse Barn
12:00 Candle Making- Pioneer Site
1:00 Threshing Machine Demonstration- Demonstration Field
1:30 Antique Firearms Demonstration- Opera House
2:00-2:30 Apple Press and Corn -Shelling Farm Site
3:00 Cow Milking- Horse Barn
7:30-10:30 Haunted Hollow- Hollow

All Day Going-on’s
Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations- Farm Site Mechanical Bull -Town Site

Sheep Camp- Farm Site Grandma Minni’s -Town Site

Dr. Quackquenbusch– Farm Site- Hay Rides (5:00-8:00pm) Wagon Circle

Cowboy Camp Festival- Lawn Historic Occupations Display- Welcome Center
Antique Firearms Display- Opera House

Times and events subject to change

American West Heritage Center
4025 S. Hwy 89-91
Wellsville, UT