From big corporate parties to neighborhood block parties to school parties, Halloween is that time of year where you get to dress up as your favorite character from your childhood, comic book, or scary movie. A lot goes into Halloween party planning like picking out or making your costume, picking up your favorite candy, decorating your house or office, planning and making all the party food, and figuring out how to give your party the full Halloween effect. Whether you want to add the spooky effects to your witches brew or impress your guests with a foggy smoked out walkway, dry ice is one of nature’s gifts that can top off any Halloween party. Before you go calling around to every Halloween store, supermarket and gas station, Emergency Ice has all the dry ice Dallas party planners need.
Information About Dry Ice
While you may know how cool dry ice is and what it can do for a party, there are some interesting facts that go along with it. As a normal part of the earth’s atmosphere, dry ice is simply frozen carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the gas that we exhale and is the gas that plants need for their survival and the photosynthesis process; it is also the same gas added to water to carbonate it to make soda water which is then added to the syrup to make soda pop. Because of its super cold temperature of -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, dry ice is very useful for keeping things frozen. Dry ice is widely used as it is simple to freeze and easy to handle using protective insulated gloves. It gets its name “dry ice” because it changes directly from a solid to a gas skipping the liquid state, which is known as sublimation.
Dry Ice Safety Tips
Due to its extremely cold temperature of 109.3 degrees, there are multiple safe handling tips you need to be aware of prior to purchasing your dry ice in Dallas.
Always handle dry ice with care! Wear protective leather or cloth gloves; an oven mitt or thick towel will work. Any prolonged skin contact with dry ice will freeze cells and cause injury similar to a burn.
Always store dry ice in a thick insulated container; do not store it in your freezer, because it can cause damage to the refrigeration thermostat. The thicker the insulation, the slower the sublimation.
Purchase/Pick-up Time and Transportation
It is best to plan to pick up your dry ice as close to the party time as possible because it sublimates 5 to 10 pounds every 24 hours. Store and carry your dry ice in a well-insulated container; a strong cooler with thick towels or an ice chest will due.
Treatment in case of Burn
If you or any of your party guests come into contact with dry ice and experience the burn it causes, immediately treat it the same as a regular heat burn; if the skin blisters or even comes off, see a medical doctor as soon as possible.
Emergency Ice Is Your Source for Dry Ice in Dallas
If you’re planning a large party or event for hundreds of people or just getting all your friends and family together for a costume party at your house, contact us today.