Nothing beats a spooky Halloween party, and nothing makes a Halloween party spookier than dry ice! If you are planning on using dry ice at your Halloween party, this year, here is what you need to know.
Purchasing Dry Ice
Dry Ice Corp is the preferred dry ice supplier of every local party host, so partner with us to make your Halloween party special!
Purchase the Right Amount
Since dry ice turns into gas as it melts, it’s important to purchase your dry ice as close to the party start time as possible. You should also keep in mind that it will disappear as it melts, so buying more than you need is better than purchasing too little and losing it before the first guest arrives. As a rule of thumb, keep in mind that five pounds of dry ice will sublimate in 24 hours.
Dry ice is incredibly dangerous because of its cold temperature, so you should always pay close attention as you are handling it. Never store it in an airtight place like a freezer or cooler, as the pressure of the gas as it melts can cause an explosion. Place dry ice in an insulated or Styrofoam cooler with the lid slightly cracked to allow gas out. If you want to add some extra insulation to your dry ice, you can wrap it in a few sheets of newspaper or some paper towels. Never use dry ice in areas that are not properly ventilated, as you could get very sick from carbon monoxide poisoning.
One of the main reasons people purchase Halloween dry ice is to make fog in their yard. Place the dry ice in a liquid and it will start to smoke right away. If you use warm water, it will make more fog but dissipate quickly. For a steady effect, use cold water.
Dry Ice for All of Your Halloween Party Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.