First and foremost:
pack WATER and wipes
Wear comfy shoes
Backpack or bag to carry all of the stuff!!
Corkcicle with your favorite adult beverage!
Bathe the kids before you go, feed them something substantial and call the rest of the night a wash.
If you have littles, check out your local mall or downtown areas. They usually have something early and age appropriate. The Redondo Rivera holds an awesome trick or treating event. Parking is tough, but the streets are closed and it is super family friendly.
We love the house on Palm in Manhattan Beach. They put on an amazing display! The Tree section is a great place to trick or treat.
If y’all haven’t heard of the Switch Witch, I’m going to tell you all about it. So the kids gather a TON of candy between the three of them, and well it’s just TOO much. I’ve never done it before, but this is the year. I’ll let them have their fun for a week. Pick out all the good stuff and a week after Halloween, the Switch Witch comes, takes all of the candy and leaves a toy. I think I’m going to take this route this year because my husband eats ALL the candy. It’s disgusting. I’ll binge and eat a few pieces here and there, but I can’t go at it all the time like he can. . So, babe, the Switch Witch is coming – – so stash your faves.