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Seven Sweet and Scary Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Oct 18, 2018

Halloween will be here before you know it. It might only be one day out of the year, but for a lot of people it is their favorite holiday. Some people just love to dress up, and will plan more than one costume for the season. If you are wondering how you can get into the holiday spirit or are looking for ways to partake, look no further. Here are seven spooky and sweet things that you can do to help you celebrate the Halloween season.

Wishing everyone a very happy Halloween!Wishing everyone a very happy Halloween!

1. Carve Pumpkins

This is a great pre-Halloween activity to help prepare you for the big night. Visit your local pumpkin patch or grocery store, pick out some pumpkins that you like and carve them into jack-o-lanterns. Some people are better at this then others, but everyone can have fun doing it. If you are going for a detailed look you can use stencils, but skills don’t matter. It’s the thrill of cutting open your pumpkin, taking out all the seeds and gooey stuff, drawing on a design and carving away. Give your pumpkin character, and help decorate your dwelling. Every part of the pumpkin is good. Take those seeds, wash them off, lay them on a pan, add seasoning salt and put them in the oven. Roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious.

Carving pumpkins is a great way to celebrate Halloween.Carving pumpkins is a great way to celebrate Halloween.

2. Plan a Sweet or Scary Costume

The best costumes come with time, so if you’re looking to win a costume contest, you better start your planning early. Creative costumes are great, but it’s also amazing when you pull off something classic and do a really good job with it. Usually there are a few popular Halloween costumes each year. You can get in line with those or try out your own idea. This is the essence of Halloween for many, getting to dress up. Some people have so many things that they want to be that they plan more than one costume. On the other hand, some people hate to dress up, and will result to minimal costumes if any at all.

Dressing up is part of the Halloween fun!Dressing up is part of the Halloween fun!

3. Decorate Your Home

Use your carved pumpkins, find a candle and light up those jack-o-lanterns. Buy fake spider webs and place them in corners. Make your own decorations or buy some at the mall. Make it as scary or as friendly as you like. The sky is the limit with this one. It all depends on how far you want to go. You could get super crafty and it make it all that much scarier.  You can make or buy props and build on your scene. Some people take this to another level by putting on haunted houses, and decorating their whole house. This can be quite the exciting spectacle to experience.

Tell ghost stories to scare your friends and family.Tell ghost stories to scare your friends and family.

4. Watch Scary Movies

It wouldn’t be Halloween without getting a little scared. Watch scary movies, but only if you feel like you can handle it and only if you want to. The last thing you need is bad dreams haunting you. Don’t pretend that you can handle scary movies if you can’t in fact handle them. They are not for everybody. However, if there is an interest, now is the best time for watching scary movies, and a lot of them. Netflix has a whole section dedicated to horror flicks. There are so many classics that you could watch, but it could be fun to host a Scream 1, 2, and 3 party or any other film that let to sequels.

Watch all three of the Scream movies.Watch all three of the Scream movies.

5. Tell Ghost Stories

Tell ghost stories or scary stories with your friends and family preferably by a fire or at bedtime. Try to spook people out with your tales. Find a popular story online or make up your own.

Halloween is both spooky and sweet.Halloween is both spooky and sweet.

6. Give Out Candy

It wouldn’t be Halloween without candy. You can give this out before Halloween or on Halloween, and any day leading to Halloween. Get creative with your candy giving skills and make loop bags. This is a bag full of various treats. For example it could contain one chocolate bar, one lollipop, one box o Nerds, and a mini bag of chips. Loop bags may not be your favorite to make, but they will be your most favorite to get.

Be sure to check your candy before you eat it.Be sure to check your candy before you eat it.

7. Go Trick-or-Treating

This is a Halloween tradition that doesn’t get old for some people. Find the best spots to trick-or-treat. Go trick or treating in your favorite area of town. Take out your younger family members. Show off your costume and feel the praise of knowing you’ve done a great job with it.  

Have a safe and fun time trick-or-treating.Have a safe and fun time trick-or-treating.

Halloween is also a great holiday for fireworks and sparklers. It’s a great night to celebrate and have some fun with friends and family. Whatever you do on Halloween, remember to be safe. Don’t go wandering off on your own. Stick in groups and look out for each other. Halloween is a time for people to come together and have a great time. Don’t forget to check your candy before you eat it.

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