• Cover tabletops with newspapers to help
clean up the mess.
• Pumpkin carving kits have all the tools you’ll
need. Supervise children with instruments,
and make knives o;-limits.
• Avoid flame-lit candles, which are fire hazards.
Battery-operated tea lights and colored or strobe
LED lights are a safer option.
• If your pumpkin survives the night of tricks, avoid
adding to landfills by tossing it in the compost bin.
decorating the home. And, of course, the
front porch would not be complete on
Halloween without a festive jack-o’-lantern
to light the way for trick-or-treaters.
(Don’t forget to roast the pumpkin seeds.)
Look for jumbo carving pumpkins available
at Costco warehouses this month.