Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween Parties
We’ve put together a few things for you to keep in mind so that your Halloween party goes smoothly:
The Jack ‘O Lantern: Be sure to use sharp knives. They’ll give you more control as your carve the pumpkin. If you’re really into jack ‘o lanterns, you might want to think about buying an actual carving kit. (And remember never to leave small children alone with a lit Jack ‘O Lantern.)
Costumes: Flame retardant costumes are a must.
Entranceways: Children coming into your home may be wearing awkward costumes and masks that block their views. Help them out by making sure your entranceway is clear.
Treats: If children coming into your home have treats they’ve collected on the way, take a look and make sure that there are no suspicious looking wrappings that could have been tampered with.
Recognize the difference between having fun and being out of control: When kids are having a good time, things can sometimes turn a little wild. Your little ghouls will still love you even if you make them tone things down a little. (And their parents will thank you.)
Pets: What do pets have to do with Halloween safety? Actually, Halloween excitement can make your pet nervous, especially if you have a bunch of dressed up, rowdy kids in your home. For everyone’s sake, including the pet’s, put your animals in a quiet place during the festivities. (Also remember that chocolate can be poisonous to many dogs.)