Halloween is one of the most enjoyable occasions for everyone since it brings a lot of joy to children while it draws out the child in every adult. This is one of the many reasons why many people host and attend Halloween parties annually. Aside from having the chance to wear different costumes and feast on good treats, everyone can also play with Whistlecopter toys while spending quality time with friends and family. Halloween parties can be a blast; but there are also things that can also go wrong and end up being a nightmare if safety measures aren’t observed. If you plan to host a party, you can keep all of your guests smiling by making sure that everything and everyone is safe.
Below are several smart tips for hosting a safe yet fun Halloween party:
Consider the Time of Your Party
If most of the party guests are children, it is best to host the party during the day. This will make things less frightening for the little ones, plus it will be easier for you and all parents to manage their schedules.
Light Up All Pathways and Corridors
If your party will be set outdoors, it will be a good idea to keep the indoor lights dim; however, you must ensure that there is enough light along paths to the bathroom and other important places such as exits to prevent anyone from falling or getting into other accidents. You may also consider giving your guests souvenir flashlights or battery-powered lanterns upon their arrival. These will be safer for both children and adults compared to candles. Moreover, ensure that these lanterns and flashlights have brand-new batteries.
Check Before Consuming Treats
For those who will go trick-or-treating, remind children not to accept or eat all the candies and treats offered to them. Do not consume anything that is not commercially wrapped. Watch out for signs of tampering, discoloration, tiny pinholes, tears and any other unusual appearances on wrappers. Discard anything that seems suspicious and avoid consuming anything that does not have a wrapper.
Encourage Parents to Stay & Supervise the Children
At your party, allow your parent guests to stay with their children so they can supervise their little ones. This will allow them to feel more comfortable at your party, and parents can also assist their sons and daughters with games and other activities.
Observe Food Safety
Prevent bacteria from spreading by keeping perishable goods such as cheese platters, food containing cream, fruit salad, meat, poultry, and seafood chilled until serving time. Do not leave these food items out of the fridge for more than two hours. Leaving food sitting out too long will cause bacteria to spread. Additionally, ensure that no small items such as peanuts, gum, and hard candies are present especially if you will be inviting very young children since these can cause choking.
Beware of Dangerous Props
When inviting people to your party, remind them to avoid using simulated guns, knives, and swords as props that appear authentic but in the wrong hands may hurt themselves or others. If these props will be necessary, be sure that each of the items are soft and flexible. Also inform your visitors in advance to give them enough time to alter the props that they may be brining. Additionally, stay away from long, trailing fabric when choosing a costume. Pick a material that will not easily ignite when in contact with heat and flame. For children, use safe and non-toxic face paint instead of masks; if your child insists on wearing a mask, be sure that their mask will have large eyeholes to allow good vision.
Observe Safety with Decorations
When hosting a party, choosing safe decorations is one of the most vital things to do. If a room will be crowded, refrain from using real candles even in pumpkin lanterns since these can cause fire when knocked over. Instead, use battery-powered lanterns to keep things safe. Also avoid placing highly flammable objects such as crepe paper, corn stalks, and dried flowers, in close contact with heat sources. These may include open flames and light bulbs. Moreover, keep escape routes clear of decorations that may block the way.
By keeping things safe, you can make your Halloween party enjoyable and you can make things more fun by giving your guests Original Copters as a special treat ― purchase Whistlecopter’s gift display box that contains twenty-four Original Copters in assorted colors. Each comes with a 7-inch red rubber band and Whistlecopter’s exclusive Viper Launcher. The Original Copters are unique since these can fly up to two hundred to two hundred fifty feet. Each gift tube also contains an extra wing and an extra battery. Plus, each one of the Original Copters has differently designed wings. You can buy the display box for only $50 including shipping fees. Give them out for Halloween and your guests will definitely have a memorable Halloween party.