Dry ice helps bring the Halloween spirit alive and impress your guests with dazzling drinks and spooky features. But when handled incorrectly, it can cause danger and damage to those around it.
Pick up your dry ice easily, and safely this Halloween season by taking the following precautions:
How to Buy and Transport Dry Ice
When buying in-store, you may ask an employee to pick up the dry ice for you for further safety precautions.
- Prepare and think ahead before purchasing your dry ice in order to ensure it lasts longer, and prevents unwanted accidents.
- Plan to buy enough dry ice, for if it is not handled correctly, it will sublimate and lead to loss of the product.
- To avoid this, bring a cooler or cardboard box to insulate the dry ice from being exposed to warmer temperatures. In addition, you can use a blanket or sleeping back to wrap around your choice of container to protect it from the changing temperatures.
- Set the bag of dry ice inside your container and close the lid without sealing. This is very important avoid safety hazards. The dry ice will sublimate from solid to carbon dioxide vapor, and the gas could build up and cause an explosion without room for it to escape.
- Make sure the new air circulates in your vehicle to prevent carbon dioxide poisoning when transporting it.
How to Store Dry Ice at Home
- The best way to store your dry ice is in a cooler (make sure this is not sealed as well). You may add insulation by double bagging the dry ice in paper bags and then wrapping a blanket around the cooler.
- Avoid putting in a fridge or freezer. The cold temperature could cause your thermostat to turn your appliance off, and force open the door.
How to Use Dry Ice Safely
- In addition to ensuring you don’t store your dry ice in a sealed container, it is very important to avoid skin contact. Dry ice is so cold (-109.3 degrees Fahrenheit), meaning touching it can cause immediate frostbite. To avoid this:
- Always use gloves, tongs, or another device to handle the dry ice.
- Make sure there is good air circulation where you are using it.
- If used in drinks, make sure to not ingest the dry ice fragments. This can cause tissue damage from frost bite.
- Dry ice sinks in a bowl or glass, so the risk of ingestion can be low if used correctly.
- Avoid using in alcoholic cocktails or while intoxicated.
- Don’t store your dry ice in a sealed container
- Avoid direct skin contact
More Safety Tips:
- Never leave dry ice unattended around children or pets.
- Be aware of the symptoms of carbon dioxide poisoning, and always make sure there is good ventilation.
- If using dry ice to chill your food, the best results will come from storing it on top of the food as the ice will sink.
- Avoid putting dry ice directly onto counter tops of empty glass containers, the cold temperatures could cause the material to crack.
Once you have followed the precautions above, bring your Halloween party to the next level with dry ice galore!
Carving your Halloween pumpkin is a big part of the holiday. Unfortunately pumpkins don’t last forever and your masterpiece that you spent hours, days – let’s be honest you’ve been planning this carving since last Halloween – will start to droop and wilt within a few days. Luckily, we have a few tricks to keep your Jack-O-Lantern looking fresh!
Step 1 – Do not cut the top of your pumpkin off! Cutting of the stem will dramatically decrease the life of your pumpkin. Instead, cut off the bottom or the back of your pumpkin.
Step 2 – After you have completely cleaned out the inside of your pumpkin, make sure you save the seeds to bake later, clean your pumpkin with a bleach water mixture. Mix together 1 tablespoon of bleach per quart of water and use to clean the inside and outside of the pumpkin.
Step 3 – Let your pumpkin dry completely before setting outside or carving! Once it is completely dry carve your masterpiece.
Step 4 – Once you have finished your carving, spread petroleum jelly on all of the surfaces that have been carved, including a light spread on the entire inside of the pumpkin.
Step 5 – Place your pumpkin on display for all of the trick-or-treaters to admire. If your pumpkin does start to wilt submerging it in an ice bath for a couple of hours can help refresh it. Reapply petroleum jelly.
Are you looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Each of our Dick’s locations are hosting their own Halloween festivities to bring your little kiddies spooky delights. Check out the schedule below and then make sure to see what other Halloween savings we have on our weekly ad.
- Dick’s Bountiful | Oct. 27 from 1-3 pm
- Dick’s Centerville | Oct. 27 from 3-5 pm
Are you looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Each of our Fresh Market locations are hosting their own spooky Halloween festivities for your little kiddies. Check out the schedule below and don’t forget to see what other Halloween savings we have on our weekly ad.
- Fresh Market American Fork | Oct. 27 from 10 am – 2 pm
- Fresh Market Granger | Oct. 31 from 1-7 pm
- Fresh Market East Ogden | Oct. 27 from 1-4 pm
- Trick-or-treating, cake walk and cookie decorating
- Fresh Market Park City | Oct. 27 from 12 – 2 pm
- Trick-or-treating, coloring and cookie decorating
- Fresh Market Provo | Oct. 27 from 10 am – 2 pm
- Fresh Market South Ogden | Oct. 26 from 4-7 pm
- Games, activities (4-6 p) and trick-or-treating (6-7 p)
- Fresh Market Taylorsville | Oct. 27 from 2-5 pm
- Trick-or-treating and cookie decorating
Are you looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Each of our Dan’s locations are hosting their own Halloween festivities to bring your little kiddies spooky delights. Check out the schedule below and then make sure to see what other Halloween savings we have on our weekly ad.
- Dan’s 70th South | Oct. 31 from 2-4 pm
- Games, trick-or-treating and Best Halloween Costume contest
- Dan’s Foothill | Oct. 31 from 4-6 pm
- Trick-or-treating and root beer floats
- Dan’s Olympus | Oct. 27 from 1-3 pm
- Trick-or-treating with the Olympus Hills Shopping Center
Are you looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Each of our Macey’s locations are hosting their own spooky Halloween festivities for your little kiddies. Check out the schedule below and don’t forget to see what other Halloween savings we have in our weekly ad.
- Macey’s Draper | Oct. 31
- Halloween Trivia, cookie decorating (3-4 pm) and cake walks
- Macey’s Holladay | Oct. 27 from 12-2 pm
- Trick-or-treating and activities
- Macey’s Lehi | Oct. 31 from 4-6 pm
- Macey’s Logan | Oct. 31 from 12-5 pm
- Macey’s Murray | Oct. 31 from 1-4 pm
- Trick-or-treating, find the witch and guess the weight of the pumpkin
- Macey’s Ogden | Oct. 31 from 3-7 pm
- Macey’s Orem | Oct. 31 from 2-5 pm
- Trick-or-Treat, Cake Walks, Coloring Contest, Cookie Decorating, witch hunt and spooky tattoos.
- Macey’s Pleasant Grove | Oct. 31 from 3-7 pm
- Trick-or-treating, doughnut walk, root beer (4-7) and coloring contest
- Macey’s Providence | Oct. 27 from 11 am – 2 pm
- Macey’s Sandy | Oct. 31 from 1-3 pm
- Trick-or-treating, kids activities and cookie decorating
- Macey’s Tooele | Oct. 27 from 11 am – 2 pm
- Macey’s West Jordan | Oct. 29 from 4-6 pm
Are you looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Each of our Lin’s locations are hosting their own spooky Halloween festivities for your little kiddies. Check out the schedule below and don’t forget to see what other Halloween savings we have on our weekly ad.
- Lin’s Cedar City | Oct. 27 from 4-7 pm
- Hocus Focus trick-or-treating and cookie decorating
- Lin’s East St. George | Oct. 27 from 11 am – 3 pm
- Lin’s Hurricane | Oct. 31 from 3:30-5:30 pm
- Lin’s Overton | Oct. 31 from 3-6 pm
- Trick-or-treating and cookie decorating
- Lin’s Price | Oct. 31
- Pumpkin weight guessing and trick-or-treating
- Lin’s Richfield | Oct. 31 from 3:30-5 pm
- Lin’s St. George | Oct. 27 from 10 am – 2 pm and Oct. 31 from 4-6 pm
- Cookie decorating (Oct. 27 from 10-2) and trick-or-treating (Oct. 31 from 4-6)
Everyone know that ice cream is the spookiest when it’s topped with a witch hat–especially when it’s a tasty witch hat topping Red Button Vintage Creamery ice cream.
- Place a small amount of frosting on the edge of ice cream cone and press on top of cookie to secure in place.
- Add a line of frosting where the cone and cookie meet and spread sprinkles to create band for hat.
- Scoop ice cream into single serve containers.
- Top ice cream with cone and cookie witch hat.
An ice cream treat that is spooky and sweet.
- Use frosting, homemade in piping bag or frosting writer from store, to create tombstone headers on Milano cookies.
- Scoop ice cream into single serve containers.
- Place a tombstone in each.
- Put 6-8 Oreo cookies in a Ziploc bag and smash. Pour some on each surrounding tombstone.
- Place candy pumpkin on each.
Join us Saturday, October 28 from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. for our annual Trunk-or-Treat event. We’ll have fun for the whole family including:
- A cake walk in the bakery
- Costume parade
- Goodies and treats in every department
- Trick-or-treating for the little ones
Looking for a way to help others this month? We’re also hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday to benefit the American Red Cross. You can sign up for an appointment through the Blood Donor App or by calling Marybeth at the store 801-292-1432.
We’ll see you there!