Although many people choose to stay at home with their families to pass out candies and other treats to trick-or-treaters, others choose to participate in other festivities such as costume parties. Of course, along with social gatherings comes the possibility of alcohol consumption. Because many people do not plan safe and sober ways to get home before festivities begin, many drunk individuals still get behind the wheel, leaving other drivers at risk for serious danger.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2012, 54 people were killed on Halloween night. Half of these fatalities were caused by drunk drivers whereas a third of accidents are caused by drunk drivers on a normal night. With this being said, it might be safer to enjoy Halloween festivities from the comfort of your own home.
To help you make plans for a safe Halloween night at home, consider some of the ideas we have provided below:
1. Invite a group of friends over and have a scary movie night.
- Halloween can still be scary without all the walking in the dark at late hours of the night. Instead, have a few friends over and have a scary movie marathon by having each person bring their favorite scary movie.
2. Have a costume contest with your family.
- This can be fun if you have kids. Instead of spending money on expensive Halloween costumes, have each person in the family make a costume from household items such as sheets, clothes, towels, and more. You can even put a time limit on each person’s design time to make things even more fun!
3. Make a fort and tell scary stories in the dark.
- Making forts from blankets and pillows as an adult can be just as fun as it was when you were a kid. Have the kids help you make a den. Then, share scary stories in the dark. You can make this more interesting by placing a flashlight under the storyteller’s face!
4. Cook a yummy fall dinner with Halloween themed colors.
- Instead of eating loads of candy, try cooking that fall recipe you have always wanted to try out. This can help you stay off the roads since you will not need to order and pick up dinner.
The Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers at Santa Barbara Injury Law Group want you and your family to have a safe and happy Halloween. If you have any questions regarding an accident or know someone who has sustained a serious injury due to a negligent person, contact our team right away. We are standing by and ready to take your call!