Fun Thanksgiving Events in Houston, Plus Tips to Keep Safe
Thanksgiving Holiday Tips
Stay Safe, Whatever You’re Doing
It’s easy to throw caution to the wind during festivities and celebrations but bear in mind these few safety tips whether you are out in crowds or having the family round at home. Staying safe is the best way to avoid an unplanned trip to the emergency room.
Thanksgiving Parade Watching
When you’re choosing somewhere to sit, avoid sidewalk corners if you can, as these can often be the busiest spots.
Keep the kids safe. They can get bored waiting for the parade to start, and bored kids get into trouble faster. Keep them occupied, taking turns with another adult to take them to nearby shops, or take along snacks and activities like coloring books to keep them occupied.
Arrange where you’ll meet up with older kids if you manage to get separated from them. Make sure you know where lost younger children can be collected or, if you don’t see anywhere, ask attending officers where such spots might be.
Make sure your turkey is cooked properly to avoid poisoning from bacteria.
Thaw frozen turkeys for up to five days.
Check the internal temperature of your turkey – it should reach 165 degrees F.
Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of serving.
Don’t leave cooking food unattended.
Avoid loose, long sleeves when cooking as it’s easy for them to catch fire.
Keep your pot handles facing the back of the stove, out of the way of kids or accidental knocks.
Taking Part in Races and Runs
Get in some early training beforehand – even walks can strain untoned muscles.
Know your limits and don’t push yourself too hard.
Avoid any costumes that might trip you up.
Wear appropriate footwear for walking or running any distances.
We wish everyone in the Houston area a happy and safe Thanksgiving!