There is no denying it--the world is going a little bit crazy right now. Are you ready to take a break from the insanity and have a little bit of fun? (We are too.) In case it may have gotten a lost in the shuffle, we're here to remind you that there is a pretty awesome holiday coming up in the midst of all the news and worldly chaos. It's time to regroup and celebrate. Here are some great ways to get into the mood for Halloween!
Music: Have you made your Halloween playlist yet? Whether you are looking for your favorite Halloween-appropriate hits to rock your party, or just want some scary sounds to emanate from your front porch, there is nothing like some good old-fashioned Halloween music to set a spooky mood. Your favorite music app likely has already put together an epic Halloween music playlist--so crank the music up and get in the mood for a few Halloween scares!
Movies: Scary movies are fun year round, but let's face it, at Halloween time, thrilling movies are almost a necessity! The good news is that finding a film to scare the bejeezus out of you is pretty darn easy. Your local theater likely has a few doozies now playing, and there are plenty of classic scares available to rent or buy for a fantastic evening of popcorn-fueled, self-induced terror.
Food: Halloween and yummy foods go hand in hand, and it extends well beyond trick or treat candy. With literally thousands of Halloween and fall recipes flooding the Internet, it's very easy to find new culinary delights for your Halloween festivities or just some fun food ideas for your family to enjoy.
Ghost Stories: With so many haunted venues and movies in town at this time of the year, some of the more old fashioned types of scares may have become a lost art. Telling ghost stories in the dark is a time honored tradition that we think should be kept alive!
Halloween Attractions: You won't have to look very hard to find a Halloween-themed attraction in a neighborhood near you. Between haunted houses, haunted hayrides, spook alley's and the somewhat tamer pumpkin patches, if you are looking for something to do for Halloween, exciting and spooky fun is easy to find.
Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkin carving is one of the oldest Halloween rituals out there. Ancient Celtic people would carve lanterns out of turnips and pumpkins to scare away evil spirits that might be out and about on All Hallows Eve. You won't want to miss out on this perfect-for-Halloween activity. Pumpkin carving fun, and as far as Halloween decorations go, a carved Jack-o-Lantern is a Halloween must! Looking for something unique to carve? Look for some very unusual pumpkin varieties to carve including pumpkins with odd shapes, textures and out of the ordinary colors.
Costumes: It's Halloween, so you've got to dress up! There is simply no better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by wearing a costume! Getting dressed up in a Halloween costume doesn't have to be stressful or overwhelming. Halloween costumes offer the perfect opportunity to showcase a part of your personality that isn't always apparent in your everyday life. Get creative and don't forget to make it fun--that is the point.
Party: Throwing a Halloween party is a great way to combine some or all of the above elements of Halloween into one spectacular event. With Halloween food, music, fun, scares, costumes and friends together all in one night--really, what could be better?
Happy Halloween from your friends at Halloween Express!