Read this before taking your little sibs trick-or-treating


Halloween is less than two weeks away, and you're probably *super* excited. Unless, of course, your parents are making you take your little bro and his friends trick-or-treating. Groan. Being the back-up babysitter for your younger sibs can be a bummer, but fear not. Here are our tips on how to make Halloween with the kiddos more sweet than scary...and score mega big-sis points.

Help them get ready.

Getting all dressed up is half the fun, and the look on your younger sibling's face will be priceless once you've done your magic. You'll have some great bonding time while having a blastbrew up some of these delicious drinks or tasty treats for extra spook factor. And let your sib invite his/her friends over to join in the frightfest. The more the merrier!

Head out early.

Keeping track of your little brother and all his friends is tricky enough when it's still daylight. Doing it in the dark? Almost impossible. Not to mention, the older kids come out at night so be cautious of what kind of crowd you all want to be with. Bonus: If you get done at a reasonable hour, you can still head to your BFF's costume party or scary movie night with your sweetie. 

Be prepared.

Extra bags: check. Back-up flashlight: check. Your younger sib can't wait to hit the streets so it's up to you to play "mom" for the evening. Make sure you have everything you could possibly need, including your phone in case there's an emergency. Make sure you're always aware of your surroundings and, remember, safety first. Peep GL's best stay-safe secrets for Halloween HERE before heading out.

End on a sweet note.

So your parents aren't paying you for your babysitting overtime. That doesn't mean you don't deserve a little reward! If you make sure your little brother or sister has the best trick-or-treat time *ever*, we bet they'll share a piece of candy (or two) with you. Because when it's all said and done, you're still the coolest big sis they've got. And that definitely warrants a nice big chocolate bar. 

Are you going trick-or-treating with your sibs? What are your Halloween plans? Let us know in the comments! 

Photo credit: Huffington Post.

by Amanda Tarlton | 10/20/2016