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The days of tricking and treating are over. You've outgrown Halloween and all that goes with it—months of an accessible stash of candy; the ability to don a mask and apply theatrical make-up; and the exhilaration of searching for that perfect costume. While your dentist is thrilled the days of chomping handfuls of sugary sweets are behind you, you are less enthused, moping over the fact that—once again—you are the family's designated candy distributor. Cheer up and plan ahead with these fun alternatives to Halloween:
Play. While most kids are out gathering candy, you can enjoy smaller crowds at the bowling alley, arcade, or indoor mini-golf venue you've always wanted to visit. Be a big kid again and relive the days of your youth.
Trick-or-treaters, beware. The scariest place to be on Halloween isn't a cemetery or haunted house: it's on the road with an impaired or distracted driver. Safety experts warn that with so many children outside in the dark and many adults attending parties, the consequences of careless driving are even more severe.
“Halloween is really the perfect storm,” says Karen Benner, spokesperson for Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. “You have low light conditions, large groups of excited children in the street, adults who have been celebrating and drivers who may not be paying full attention.” Benner's fears are not unfounded: recent statistics show that 80 per cent of car collisions are caused by distracted drivers, and 20 per cent of traffic fatalities among children occurred after they ran into the street.