But it's so easy to put your kids at risk in ways you might not even consider in the rush to make ghostly cupcakes or stock up on sweets.
The evening has a real party atmosphere now, inherited from our US cousins and we need to keep just as close an eye on our teenagers as we do our little ones.
So when I came across this infographic from fancy dress specialists Smiffys.com, I thought it well worth a share. See what you think - and have a scary, but safe Halloween.
|Halloween Safety Tips From Smiffys.com|