Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner! While this haunting holiday is often a magical time of year for kids filled with candy, costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and more, parents know that Halloween festivities can turn from fun to scary quickly.

That’s why we’ve put together some top tips to help keep you and your family safe this Halloween.

Trick or Treat Tips:

  • Make sure kids under 12 are always accompanied by an adult during trick-or-treat
  • For older kids who plan to go alone with friends, discuss specific routes and a timeline
  • Remind your kids about stranger danger, and to never get into a car with someone they don’t know
  • Have kids use the buddy system to ensure no one gets lost or separated
  • Instruct children to walk slowly, look both ways before crossing the street, use crosswalks and follow traffic signals
  • Adults need to stay off electronics and keep their heads up and vision clear at all times. Older kids should do the same
  • Keep your kid’s costumes safe by adding reflective tape and stickers, and avoid masks that can obstruct vision. Consider using face-paint instead
  • Offer your kids flashlights or glow sticks to carry with them to help light the way and make them more visible to cars
  • If you’re out and about, drive more slowly and stay extra alert through residential areas, and enter/exit driveways and alleyways with caution
  • If you’re attending a party, drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver to get home safely

For more on Halloween safety, please visit the National Safety Council website today. We hope these tips help prepare you to have a safe and spooky fun holiday. Happy Halloween from all of us at Inlanta Mortgage!

Halloween Pinterest Fun

Halloween-Pinterest-Photo

Halloween is almost here, are you ready for the frights and fun? If you’re still planning a big bash or just need some inspiration for the best decorations and costumes, check out Inlanta’s “A Haunting Halloween” Pinterest page.

Halloween on Pinterest

Everything from tasty Halloween treats to devilish decorations and clever costumes can be found on Pinterest.  If you’re looking for something creative and different, this is the site for you. If you’ve never heard of or been on Pinterest, you’re missing out!

Pinterest is a virtual way to organize and share interesting things you find on the web via virtual pinboards. Pinterest can be used to find delicious new recipes, plan a dream wedding and decorate a new home.

Below are some of the best pins we found for this Halloween season:

You can find many more Halloween inspired pins on our board, using the search feature or scrolling through the “Holidays and Events” filter.

We also have Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays boards in progress for the other holidays around the corner. Be sure to check out our Turkey Day and ‘Tis the Season boards for more inspiration.

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Halloween & Pinterest

Jack-O-Lantern Fireplace

Did you get crazy creative this year for Halloween? Terrifying treats, dreadful decor, and crazy costumes. If you are like millions of other people, you found some of your ideas for Halloween on Pinterest. This gorgeous and festive fireplace is pinned to our Halloween Ideas board.

Not familiar with Pinterest? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share interesting things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan weddings, decorate their homes, keep favorite recipes, and research cool Halloween ideas.

Here are a few interesting Halloween and fall entertaining ideas that we found on Pinterest – all of which can be found on our very own Pinterest account:

Other Inlanta pinboards we recommend include Handy Household Tips and Interesting Homes.

As we approach Thankgiving and Christmas – be sure to check back for interesting entertaining and decorating ideas for the holidays!

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker headquarterd in Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.