It’s almost that spooky time of the year again; Halloween is just around the corner. Of course, you want it to be a fun-filled experience for you and your children; from the costumes to the candy. This is that day you allow your children to stay up past their bedtime, eat as much candy as they can get, and dress in scary costumes.
However, Halloween may, unfortunately, turn out to be a very dangerous night if safety doesn’t come first. For this reason, read on to find a few decorating ideas as well as safety tips for your home.
To make a dramatic statement for your guests, decorate your entrance in a way that’ll match your theme. Use spooky music to set the tone. Use spider webs, flickering lamps and old rustic furniture to create a killer entrance. If possible, perch ravens on bare branches and use pumpkins as their base to decorate your front door.
Add red food coloring to water in your bathtub and float a plastic skeleton in it. You can purchase these items at a party-supply store where you’ll have other great ideas to choose from.
Candlelight will help you create dark ghostly shadows. Cover light cans with tissue paper and use double sided tape that’ll help cast a new glow. Try deep colors like burnt orange or deep red; they work best.
Use black and white serving pieces with orange accents to create a buffet that’ll wow your guests. Decorate your chandelier with orange ribbons and hang black and white ornaments from them. You could use a midnight lace fabric tablecloth to make your buffet look Spooktacular. Cobweb Cookies are an idea if you’re thinking of a devilish-looking dessert.
Remember, Safety Comes First
• While adorning your little ghoul, ensure you choose light-colored costumes and add reflective tape that are visible at night.
• Avoid masks and try using nontoxic face paint though test it first to ensure it doesn’t irritate your child’s skin.
• Avoid burning candles and try using glow sticks available in different colors to illuminate your jack-o’-lantern safely. Keep watch because these glowing bright colors may tempt your children to bite which is dangerous.
• Never forget to remind your kids about basic safety rules and pedestrian safety.
• Take caution while carving your pumpkin and don’t allow kids to use knives. Moreover, ensure you clean up the mess to avoid slip and fall injuries.
Setting the Halloween Mood
Now that you have a few tips to start with, it’s time to plan your Spooktacular Halloween. Remember; to make it memorable, ensure you keep it safe.
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