Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Safety

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls are all part of the fun of Halloween, but safety is a concern, well here are some tips to help you out.

1. Jack-o-lanterns are a holiday favorite, but they can be dangerous if candles tip over! Rather than just putting a votive inside your pumpkin, try a tuna fish can. It's low so the light will radiate out of the top plus the metal is reflective, and if the candle tips it will fall into the can not into the pumpkin. Also make sure that you don't put the pumpkin near curtains or in a high traffic area where it can be easily knocked over.

2. Use a string of Christmas lights! Lay them on some foil in the bottom of the pumpkin and then thread them through a hole in the back and plug into a nearby outlet.

3. To keep little ones safe while they're trick or treating put reflective tape on the back of their costumes, their shoes and their treat bags!

4. Grab an iridescent gift bag for the kid's treats. The metallic prisms are reflective in the dark! Or paint an old bucket with glow in the dark paint.

5. If you're giving out treats make sure your porch and walkways are well lit and that they're clear of any branches or brush.

6. Be creative with your Halloween treats so parents don't have to worry. Try stickers, crayons, and pencils even small toys!

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