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You’ve been hearing about it for months. Your child’s ideal costumehas ranged from a firefighter to Chipper Jones to one of the “Eat Mor Chikin”cows. Now it’s your job to make sure his Halloween fantasies come true.What are the tricks that lead to a great Halloween?”The parent-child participation, making costumes and the excitementof preparing for it are all positive experiences,” said Connie Crawley,an Extension Service food and nutrition specialist with the Universityof Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Costumes don’t have to break the bank, either. Children can find fun,comfortable costumes in an old dress-up box in your attic. Makeup and nonflammablewigs can be easily added for creativity.All costumes, whether do-it-yourself or store-bought, should have reflectorpatches that make it easy for others to see the child at night, said DonBower, an FCS human development specialist.When spicing up your child’s costume, face makeup is often safer thanmasks.”However, if you include a mask in the outfit, make sure the mask doesn’tblock the child’s vision,” Bower said. He also cautions parents not todress children in floppy shoes or long dresses, shirts or pants that mighttrip children and cause them to fall.Some of the things parents worry about at Halloween, such as vandalismand adulteratedÿ candy, can be avoided with proper precautions. Bowersaid parents should “accompany childrenÿ and visit only homes youknow.”If older children do travel alone, warn them to stay in groups, neverenter a residence and only approach homes that have outside lights on asa sign of welcome.In spite of the negative stories you might hear about Halloween, itcan be a very positiveÿ holiday experience for families, Crawley said.”There are always questions concerning how scary it can be for children.Each family has to make an individual decision about their child’s reaction.”For those on the other side of the doorway, the esteemed treat-givers,there are many alternatives to sugary, fatty candy for kids that won’tleave you looking like the big, bad witch.”Prepackaged food like raisins in the box, bags of peanuts and crackersare good substitutes for candy,” says Crawley. “Also coloring books, crayons,stickers, special pencils, money, Halloween jewelry, sugar free gum, toothbrushesand even specially flavored dental floss are alternatives. If it’s cuteenough, a child will enjoy it!”Crawley said that a small child should never be given balloons or smalltoys with moving, detachable parts. She said that when deciding what togive small children, remember that children sometimes can’t digest nutsor raisins. “Juice boxes, Teddy Grahams and animal crackers are good choicesfor smaller children,” she says.Fruit is an often-debated alternative to candy.ÿ “You can giveit to the children whom you know,” Crawley said. Most families you don’tknow will likely prefer wrapped or prepackaged treats that are easier toidentify as safe.She said oranges are the best fruit to give because the child can easilycarry them and they will withstand a lot of dragging around.”The festivities don’t stop with trick-or-treating. “You can downplaydoor-to-door begging by bringing the kids together for games,” she said.According to Crawley, among the many great activities for children arebobbing for apples, making a Halloween pizza or decorating apples withraisins, peanut butter and cheese.