The spooky season befalls us in October. While ghosts, goblins and ghouls rule the month, it’s also a time to promote safe fun in the days leading up to Halloween. Kids are more likely to be fatally struck by a vehicle on Halloween than on any other night of the year, according to a study published in “JAMA Pediatrics.” The most dangerous hours are prime trick-or-treating hours — between 5 and 8 PM.

During Halloween Safety Month, brands and businesses of all kinds can use promotional products to connect with families and communities. From promoting pedestrian safety on Halloween to highlighting safe pumpkin-carving tips, there are many ways to use promotional items to encourage a fun and safe Halloween season.

We’ve scared up a few ideas for Halloween Safety Month in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today.

Plan For This Promo:
What: Halloween Safety Month
When: October

Pumpkin Promo

Hand out the Glittered Jack-o-Lantern Fanci-Frames at pumpkin patches and community events for Halloween Safety Month. These one-size-fits-most glasses feature a one-color imprint on both stems.

The Beistle Company / PPAI 111182, S3 /

Safety Is Sweet

Brands can give out the Candy Corn Temporary Tattoos at trunk-or-treat nights, haunted houses and hayrides. Other stock styles, like a skull and crossbones and ghost and pumpkin, also work well for promotions focused on Halloween safety.

California Tattoos / PPAI 111028, S5 /

Scary Scrapes

If trick-or-treaters take a tumble, brands can come to the rescue with a logoed Bandage Dispenser. Available in a variety of colors (including Halloween orange), this easy-fill dispenser contains five sterile, latex-free bandages.

Garyline / PPAI 112004, S10 /

A Go-To Hoodie

The Sofspun Unisex Hooded Sweatshirt makes a great apparel item for staff at outdoor community events. It features a front pouch pocket for warming hands or storing a phone, and it’s lightweight, making it ideal for layering on cool October nights. Choose from more than a dozen colors, including orange sherbet (shown).

Fruit of the Loom / PPAI 133342, S5 /

Frightfully Fun

Local businesses can give out the Silver Reflective Ghost Bag, which features safety tips on one side and their custom imprint on the opposite side. Team up with other businesses to include treats and other promotional products inside.

BAG MAKERS, Inc. / PPAI 111408, S10 /

Compiled by Audrey Sellers