Halloween is almost here! Whether you love Halloween because its Fright Night or you love to see all the kiddos dressed up in their cute costumes, we got some good information for you here!
First for those who like a good scare, visit this website to check out all of the Texas haunted houses that are open. However, be warned! That site may give you the heeby jeebies. If you have already seen the big time horror movies that have been released around the Halloween season then make sure you plan out a visit to your local haunted house so that you take advantage of the spooktacular fesitivities.
For those with small children (or who just don’t enjoy the horror side of Halloween), check out this website to see where Texas hayrides, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes can be found. If you have no good costume ideas, check out this costume website to jump start your brainstorming process. Maybe you don’t have time (or patience) to deal with trick-or-treating AND other Halloween festivities. Well, at the very least you HAVE to carve a pumpkin to get into the holiday jeers. Worried about that pumpkin not lasting until Halloween night? Well, try these simple steps to make it stay frighteningly fresh:
- Remove dirt: Wipe the exterior surfaces of the pumpkin clean using a damp cloth.
- Make a bleach solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach (typical brand name “Clorox) per quart of water and put it in a spray bottle.
- Spray the pumpkin inside and all cut areas of the pumpkin with the solution. This will kill much of the surface bacteria and mold that cause rotting.
- Let it penetrate and dry for about 20 minutes
- Next, rub all of the carved or cut surfaces with petroleum jelly. This will keep out new bacteria and molds as well as dramatically reduce the dehydration!
- Wipe away excess with a paper towel!
- Now, keep your pumpkin out of direct sunlight and try to keep it as cool as possible (but above freezing!) and you should get at least a week’s enjoyment out of it!
We at Texas Treats hope some of these ideas help to make for a fun Halloween! Be safe!