We don’t do anything halfway in these parts. Except when it comes to counting down the days to our most favorite holiday--Halloween, of course! Every year on April 30, we just have to stop and take the opportunity to celebrate. As part of what seems like the eternally long countdown down to October 31st, May 1st officially marks the day that we are Halfway to Halloween! So, what’s the most awesome way to celebrate “Halfway to Halloween?” By getting scared half to death, of course! Need some ideas? Here are a few great ways to spend your “Halfway to Halloween” weekend!
Watch Scary Movies: Horror flicks are not just for October! There is nothing like a great thriller to get your blood pumping and your heart racing. Curl up with a bowl of popcorn and get scared! Our top horror picks? The Shining, The Exorcist or Psycho.
Visit Someplace Haunted: Nearly every town has one of those creepy places where very strange and paranormal things are rumored to happen. Whether it’s an old abandoned house or maybe a local cemetery--take a walk through and see how long it takes for the hairs on the back of your neck begin to stand up.
Throw a Halfway to Halloween Party! There’s no better excuse for a costume party than Halfway to Halloween! Gather your friends for a spooky dress up event that they will not soon forget! And if you need some ideas on how to throw a Halloween party, here are some Halloween party tips.
Visit a Ghost Town or Do a Ghost Tour: If you are lucky enough to live near an old abandoned mining town or similar historic site, Halfway to Halloween is the perfect time to pay a visit. You never know what old ghosts you might resurrect!
Plant a Pumpkin Patch! Not generally a super scary activity (unless you garden like I do) but there’s no time like the present to plant some pumpkin seeds and start growing those jack-o-lantern perfect pumpkins for the fall.
Spike Your Adrenaline: Halfway to Halloween is the perfect time to have an adrenaline-filled adventure such as taking a ride in a hot air balloon, trying some sky diving or perhaps even bungee jumping.
Tell Ghost Stories: The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. Sitting outside under the stars during the evening hours creates the perfect setting for telling spooky ghost stories.
Costume/Photo Contest: There’s no time like the present to gather your friends together for a dress up party and costume contest. Why should Halloween dress up be reserved just for Halloween? Now is the perfect time to hold a mid-year costume party. Pick a theme that may be different than you would use for Halloween (like a fiesta or a luau) or just have a costume free for all. Don’t forget to take pictures of your event and post them on social media!
Happy Halfway to Halloween from your friends at Halloween Express!