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Oct 30, 2023

Halloween Safety Kit

We associate Halloween with creative costumes, spooktacular decorations, and mountains of candy and sweets. But what you may not realize, is that the holiday poses a number of safety risks. From safely teaching your child how to carve their first jack-o-lantern, to addressing concerns about your car being vandalized during the witching hour, we’ve got you covered with safety tips to get you through All Hallows’ Eve.


Read on to explore our round-up of articles dedicated to keeping you and your family safe on Halloween.


Pumpkin Carving

What would Halloween be without a carved jack-o-lantern proudly sitting on your front step? Whether you have kids who are eager to create silly pumpkin monsters or are working on some spooky decorations for your Halloween party, safety is especially important when knives are involved. To read more about how to safely carve up your jack-o-lanterns this fall, click here.


Protecting Your Car from Halloween Vandalism

Amidst the revelry, Halloween is also - unfortunately - a popular evening for vandalism. The good news is, taking a few precautionary steps can help protect your vehicle and your belongings from being victim to vandalism and theft. To read more about preventing your car from being vandalized on Halloween, click here.


Road Safety for Trick-or-Treaters

With increased foot traffic on and around the streets in the evening, it’s important for both pedestrians and drivers to be hyper-aware on All Hallows’ Eve. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is four times more likely that children get hit by a car on Halloween compared to any other day.


Whether you’re taking your kids out trick-or-treating, or just plan to be out driving on Halloween night, use these tips to help keep the holiday safe and fun for everyone.


Pet Safety

Halloween is even more fun when you get the pets involved. That being said, it’s important to remember that increased activity in your neighborhood on Halloween can pose some safety risks to your family pet. Whether you’re taking them along for trick-or-treating or planning to hand out candy this year, be sure to check out these safety precautions for keeping your pets safe on Halloween night.


Protecting Your Palate

Planning to serve up hot cocoa or - a seasonal favorite - hot apple cider? Be careful that it’s not too hot! The last thing you need is someone spilling scalding hot liquid on themselves or burning their mouth at your Halloween party. Check out our tips for protecting your palate here.


Watch for Deer

You know you live in New York if you’ve ever been told to “watch for deer” when leaving the household of a family member or friend. But did you also know that October kicks off mating season for deer in New York State? This means that they’re more active and - as a result - more likely to cause car accidents from October to January. Check out this article to learn more about how you can avoid hitting a deer while out driving on Halloween night.


Now that you’re prepared for all the safety risks Halloween may throw your way, be sure to also enjoy the holiday for the fun time that it is!


Check out some of our favorite DIY Halloween decor projects to get inspired to create fun Halloween crafts with your little ones or decorate your place for a spooktacular Halloween party.