Halloween Safety Tips from DealDash

DealDashWith Halloween just a week and a few days away it’s time to think about safety tips. Here safety tips you need to know, from DealDash.

Sure, you can get a great bargain on DealDash, but do you know what else you can get? Tips, tricks, and advice about a multitude of things. Today we are going to be talking about Halloween safety tips. These are very important tips, because with all of the children out on Halloween night it doesn’t hurt to be extra careful. Here are some things that you’ll want to keep in mind about Halloween safety, from DealDash.

Costume Safety

There are few things more important than costume safety. Costume safety can mean the difference between a car being able to see your child at night or not. Be sure that your child’s costume is a good fit, and they are able to see out of the eyes and hear if they have a mask covering their ears.

I know that Halloween is a spooky time where many of the costumes are black, but please make sure that the costume isn’t completely black – and if it is, add a reflective strip so that cars will be able to see your child in the dark.

Stranger Safety

Halloween is one of the few times of the year when children are encouraged to knock on stranger’s doors and speak to them. Children who wouldn’t normally speak to a stranger have no qualms about doing it on Halloween to get candy. If your children are young enough that you want to accompany them to every house, then it’s no problem.

However, if you have a child that’s a bit older who wants to go with their friends instead of mom, dad, or the grandparents then encourage them to use caution. Try to get them to agree to only go to neighbor’s houses that you know. If that isn’t possible, then ask them to send you a quick “check-in” text after every 20 houses. It might not be a “cool” thing to do in front of their friends, but their safety is paramount.

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Safety on DealDash

Speaking of safety, did you know that DealDash has it’s very own safety net built in for bidders? It’s true. It’s called BIN or Buy It Now, and it will keep your bids safe in the event that you lose the auction.

When an auction ends the last person to bid is the winner of the auction. If you aren’t the winner of the auction and you have placed at least one bid you are eligible to BIN the auction. When you BIN the item for the retail price you get ALL of the bids back that you placed, as well as getting free shipping. Isn’t that a lovely safety net that DealDash has built into each and every auction?

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I hope this article on Halloween safety tips DealDash has been helpful for those of you with little ones that are going trick or treating this year. Children grow up so fast, it’s important to let them enjoy fun days like Halloween, but it’s important to be safe.

Would you like to learn more about DealDash? If you’d like to read more, you should definitely check out DealDash’s “Tips & Tricks” section on the official site. It’s full of interesting information to help you win on DealDash. Just click this link right here and you can check it out. Have a great time on DealDash, and happy Bidding, everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus. Dawn was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Time to Plan Your DealDash Halloween Party!

DealDashIf you’re going to have a Halloween party it’s time to start planning. Here are some tips from DealDash.

Are you a big fan of Halloween? Me too!! My kids are still rather small, though, one can barely walk. That’s not really a fun recipe for trick or treating. Until my kids are a little older it makes more sense for us to have a Halloween party at our house. Here are some suggestions to make your party a night of spooky fun, from DealDash.

Decide on the Food

Depending on the ages and stages of the kids that you’re inviting to the Halloween party you might not want to serve anything too messy. Ghost-shaped cookies, popcorn, and cupcakes with bat decorations on them could all be good choices for easy and not too messy party food. Just about anything can become Halloween party food if you stick a bat ring in it!

Fun with DealDash Home, Garden, Tools

Pumpkins are a must, they can be carved, left plain, or even drawn on with a black sharpie. There are many different ways to decorate pumpkins, and if you want them to last longer you will want to avoid carving them.

 

Next, check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash. If you’re looking for some spooky decorations, DealDash has some. Large blow-up lawn decorations are very popular, and DealDash has this adorable black cat archway that will signal to party guests that they have arrived at the correct party location.

Airblown Inflatables Black Cat Archway

Is your Yard Ready?

 

Other than Halloween decorations, you’ll want to make sure that your yard is in tip-top condition for your party. Have you raked all of the leaves and put them into lawn bags? Did you plant any fall flowers to make your yard look beautiful? If you haven’t already purchased any solar path lights, now might be the time. If you let them charge up all day on the day of your party, you can put a white napkin with a rubber band to hold them on, and some drawn on eyes, and you will have some eerie, glowing ghosts for your party. All of these items and more can be found in the Home, Garden, and Tools category on DealDash.

Thanks for Reading the Blog

I hope that this article on preparing for a Halloween party with DealDash was helpful. DealDash has everything that you need to throw a great spooky party. Go check out the site and bid on some great items. Have fun on DealDash, and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Happy Halloween 2016 from DealDash!

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Happy Halloween! Here’s to a safe and fun Halloween for everyone.

Halloween is a time for scary fun, and great seasonal treats as well. Halloween perfectly embodies the spirit of the crisp and chilly fall season. The earliest traces of the origin of Halloween are found with the Celtic festival, Samhain, which was the Celtic New Year. Samhain, of course, has very little to do with today’s Halloween festivities, though.

Gemmy Halloween Airblown Pumpkins Stack on Each Other

If you’re wondering why we carve pumpkins on Halloween, carving a “Jack-o’-lantern” originated with the Irish immigrants (Hi Grandma and Grandpa!) brought the tradition to America, where pumpkins were plentiful and far easier to carve than the original large turnips and potatoes that were used in Ireland. The story about the Jack-o’-lantern comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. The story is much too scary to tell here on this family blog – but suffice to say that carving  a Jack-o’-lantern is a perfect thing to do to get into a spooky frame of mind.

Interestingly enough, Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday here in the USA – trailing after Christmas, of course. You might wonder what all of that money is going towards. Candy is a huge part of it, of course, Americans buy about 600 million pounds of candy each year for Halloween. Also going towards the tally are costumes, pumpkins, party supplies, and decorations. About 50% of households in the US decorate for Halloween, which makes things so much more fun for the trick-or-treaters.

If you didn’t decorate your house for Halloween this year, consider decorating next year. DealDash can help – throughout the year DealDash offers a selection of Halloween decorations, including large inflatable lawn decorations that are usually very expensive. You can get an awesome deal if you win one! And if you don’t win, you can always BIN (Buy It Now) and receive all of your bids back to try again on another auction, as well as getting free shipping. Now that’s a ghoul of a deal! Just click this link here to visit DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Helps Put the Scare Into Your Halloween Party

 

Most people really enjoy Halloween, and what could be more fun than a Halloween party? Let DealDash help!

If you’ve ever had a Halloween party for your kids, or even for yourself you know that there are ton and tons of great ideas out there to make your party special. From outdoor decorations to indoor food preparation DealDash has you covered. Let’s take a look at a few ideas to help make your Halloween party a smash.

Airblown Inflatables Large Ghost Rider Halloween DecorationGemmy Halloween Airblown Pumpkins Stack on Each OtherJumbo Spider Lawn Bag Halloween PropGemmy Halloween Energy Efficient LED Purple Light Spider

First, you should definitely decorate your house. Not just a few pumpkins (though you should definitely have those), but how about some awesomely scary lawn decorations? If you check out the Home, Garden, and Tools section on DealDash you can find a great selection of different scary items for the outside of your house such as a ghostly rider on a horse, an inflatable stack of giant Jack o’lanterns, and spiders galore! Some of the spider decorations are functional, such as the spider lawn & leaf bag holds your yard waste, while the over-sized LED spider can give you a little extra light on a dim pathway. Decorating your lawn for your party is not only very festive, but it can also help your guests identify exactly where the party is just in case they have never been to your house to visit.

Cupcake Liners and Picks Halloween DecorationGory Gelatin Brain Mold KitDancing Skeletons Party Pack

 

Every single party that I have ever been to has always offered food of some sort, from snacks to a full meal. If you need any new food prep items check out DealDash’s Kitchen & Dining section. If you’re planning on making a cake for your party, how about cupcakes instead? DealDash has an adorable Halloween cupcake making set that would be just perfect for a kid’s party. If you’re looking for more of a scary themed party for adults then you should check out the gelatin mold in the shape of a brain! It’s super scary. DealDash also has other items that would be great for any age such as not-too-scary skeleton plates.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Halloween (DVD)Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger!

If you’re hosting a party for kids, how about some entertainment playing in the background in case the kids have had enough partying a need a little downtime? DealDash has some great DVD and Blu-Ray titles that would fit in with the theme such as Spongebob Halloween. If your little guests are more into books than videos, then Daniel Tiger’s Halloween book will keep them occupied.

I hope that you have a great time planning your Halloween party and that it’s a great and scary success. Always remember, before you shop anywhere else for party supplies check out DealDash first, you might be surprised at all of the awesome party things that you can win or BIN. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

What Halloween Bidder Were You This Year?

Here’s a guest blog post written by Joan Vith, a long time DealDash shopper for more than two years. This blog posts relates closely with Halloween and although we’re moving onto the up-coming holidays we could not resist sharing her creativity and Halloween comparisons.

What Halloween Bidder Were You This Year?

Are you Casper the Ghost when it comes to bidding? Are you the friendly spirit who will let someone else win the auction because the price has gone beyond what you would pay for the auction win? Or, are you Frankenstein? The bidder who will just not go away, continues to bid and haunts the other bidders persistently out bidding everyone else? Or….. are you the bright Jack-O-Lantern? You know the bidder that has the perky photo, and a great bio about all the good works done every day. The kind of bidder you almost feel guilty if you bid against them.

Then there is Bela Lugosi, remember him? His teeth are all fangs in the old movie classics and he is out for blood. He will stop at nothing to get the auction win.

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Do you sometimes feel like the “Headless Horseman” when you are bidding? You know the feeling, why am I still bidding? I am no longer following my regular winning strategies. Why can’t I let go? I am fleeing through the night on all the auctions I can bid on and nothing seems to be working.

I imagine this is the way all bidders feel at some point during auctions on DealDash. Sometimes all the wit and wisdom and research you have done just does not seem to be enough. Needless to say, the auctions can haunt you during the night but in the light of day, you know buy-it-now is a pretty good option and DealDash.com is the only site that offers all your bids back at no extra cost and never has any shipping fees. Pretty awesome auction site; fair and honest, fast delivery and buy it now if you don’t win. DealDash.com the best penny auction site around!

Are you an experienced DealDash shopper who loves to write? Email us your guest blog entry to community@dealdash.com for a chance to be featured here!