While it can be fun for families to get together, set up the party tableware and carve pumpkins for Halloween, many may want to take a few precautions before involving children in the activity. MomLogic.com recently suggested some steps that parents can take to make sure that getting ready for the holiday is fun and safe. Hardware should be the first consideration, particularly because some knives can be dangerous or ineffective when used on pumpkins. Instead, try looking for utensils that can carve without breaking or bending. Cutting a pumpkin around the stem is often traditional, but cutting a hole in the bottom can actually make for a larger hole, which makes cleaning easier and inserting a candle safer. While children may want to be involved in the carving process, it may not be wise to let them handle the knives. Instead, youngsters can help hollow out the pumpkin and sketch a design to be carved out by an adult. The news source reports that an alternative to carving a pumpkin is to draw on it and decorate the gourd with stickers and other fun decorations. This is an ideal way to entertain children who want to have a hands-on experience with their pumpkin.