Halloween is here! Kids (and adults) are piecing together their costumes (need a last minute costume idea?), buying their favorite candy, and getting ready for all the Halloween parties to share the excitement with friends and family!
Where will you be celebrating Halloween in this year? If you’re looking for a truly spooky haunted house or just a fun fall event, check these out.
Are you thinking about planning a spooky party of your own? Make it the best (and safest) one yet with these six Halloween party safety tips . . .
DRY ICE: If you are going to use dry ice for spooky side-effects, use one large bowl and a smaller one that fits inside. The large bowl will hold the dry ice and the small bowl will hold the punch. Dry ice needs to be separate from the punch – it is not meant for ingestion and can cause serious damage to internal organs if swallowed.
PARTY SPACE: If the party is in your home, make sure to clear a “party space” and move any breakable or valuable pieces of furniture to another room. A red punch spill on a family heirloom tapestry would certainly ruin the night!
CHAPERONES: Planning a party for your kids? See if you can recruit any of the other parents to help with planning games, baking and decorations. Assign everyone a food item to bring so there are no repeats. Also, having a few spare parents around during the party will make it easier to keep an eye on the kids.
BLOCK PARTIES: Consider asking your neighbors to partake in a block party! Set it up outside, in a low-traffic street or yard and get everyone involved.
WALKWAYS: Make sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
USE OF CANDLES: Consider using battery-operated candle lights in carved pumpkins instead of actual candles.
Whatever you plan to do this Halloween, make sure to keep safety in mind. A great party can be ruined pretty quickly if someone gets hurt or sick.
Do you have any other Halloween safety tips or stories to share? We’d love to hear from you!
About Ryan Ruffcorn
Ryan grew up in Keokuk, graduated from Keokuk Senior High, and started his agency in Keokuk from scratch in 2003 after having worked for one of the largest international accounting firms, KPMG, LLP.
Ryan is hardworking; his loyal and trustworthy character is exemplified by the way he does business. He thoroughly enjoys helping clients through the insurance buying process to secure coverage for their most valuable assets.