The Bare Bones: A Last-Minute Halloween Survival Guide

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Plot the Route

Mapping your trick-or-treating route ahead of time will save you the stress of improvising along the way while trying to manage your costumed critters. When you're dropping your kid off at school on Halloween morning, ask other parents where they're planning on going that evening. Or, take a little detour to scope out a Halloween trail on your way home from work.