27 October . 2015
Tips for a safe (and spooky!) Halloween
Get those candy bowls and costumes ready – Halloween is on its way. Halloween activities like pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating are always a blast, however they can come with some not-so-festive hazards. But fear not! Builder of the Month AV Homes has assembled a list of tips to keep your spooky celebrations as safe as possible.
1. Pumpkin carving
- Have kids draw their designs on pumpkins with black marker – then a parent or older sibling can carve
- Get messy and pull out pumpkin guts with your hands instead of using a knife
- Lay newspaper in your work area beforehand. Pumpkin flesh can get very slippery very fast when it hits wood or laminate flooring!
- Consider flameless candles to avoid risk of fire
- Don’t let young children trick-or-treat without the supervision of a trusted adult
- Be sure older children take friends and stay together while trick-or-treating
- Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats
- Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar areas of your neighborhood that are well-lit
- Attach reflective tape to costumes and candy bags so drivers can better see you
3. Candy consumption
- Stick to factory wrapped candies as opposed to homemade confections from strangers
- Don’t eat candy with rips, holes and tears in wrappers
- Feed kids a big meal beforehand so they won’t eat as much candy after trick-or-treating
- Let your children splurge on Halloween– but within reason
- Keep the candy haul out of reach to easier monitor and moderate how much your children are eating after Halloween
And that’s it! Follow these tips for a spooky, fun and, most importantly, safe Halloween holiday. Have some tips you would like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments section below. Happy Halloween, everyone!
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