Pumpkins, hayrides and Halloween, oh my!


It’s one of our favorite times of the year, the seasons have changed and so have temperatures. Leaves have started to change colors, and landscapes have revealed beautiful mums, gourds and corn stalks. There are many activities to choose from this October as well. There’s always a good pumpkin patch or two in your neighborhood to visit and there are many trick or treat events to make sure the kids get their sugar fix.

When it comes time for trick or treating on Halloween, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need to make a fun but safe outing for the whole family! Make sure the little ones stay within your group so they don’t get lost as it gets darker. Bringing a flashlight will help you navigate your way through the candy trail! In some areas, the weather may not be as favorable as we would like, so keeping warm is also a necessity. Make sure to keep some gloves handy for you and the kids. Add a few layers underneath the kids’ costumes so they can enjoy their evening treat trek through the neighborhood for longer periods of time.

When the trick or treating has ended, check your child’s treats for any hazardous candies that may not be age appropriate for your little goblin. You also will want to check for dangerous materials that may have made their way into the treat pails. Finally, bask in the glory of your candy haul, but don’t let them eat it all at once!

With Halloween also comes the decor. With so many items to choose from, it’s difficult to decide, but the sky's the limit. Inflatables are a quick and easy way to spook up your yard. They come with safety stakes so that they stay put, even during the windiest of days. Adding a few gravestones and skeletons will make it all come together! Purchasing hay bales and corn stalks from your local farm stand will complete the festive fall look and you can keep them up even after Halloween! Always make sure your extension cord connections are protected as well. October is rainy most days here in the midwest so you will want to make sure your extension cord connections are kept dry so you can enjoy them all month long! Happy haunting!

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