Halloween is all about traditions. Many Halloween traditions have been around in one form or another for generations. However, there are some simple strategies that can take your Halloween celebration to the next level. Here are six ways to make your Halloween more fun!

Halloween 2018

Explore Your Local Haunts. You may be missing out on some Halloween fun without even realizing it! Check your local community calendar for Fall/Halloween events that are being held right in your own neighborhood. Haunted Houses, spook alleys, escape rooms, hayrides, pumpkin patches, and even autumn fairs and carnivals are everywhere this time of the year and are often catered toward families. Don’t miss out on an event that everyone is sure to remember!

Plan a Pumpkin Carving Party. Getting together with your friends or family members to carve your Halloween pumpkins makes getting the job done that much more fun. A carving party doesn’t have to be elaborate at all—it can be as simple as having everyone bring their own pumpkin and carving equipment and just make an event out of carving. Not only is carving pumpkins with friends much more fun, but it may inspire some creativity! Don’t forget to roast your pumpkin seeds for an after carving snack!  By the way, if you need some tips and tricks on how to carve a pumpkin, check out our pumpkin carving video.

Decorate Like a Boss. If you’ve been keeping your Halloween decorating to a minimum, this could be the year to take your decor to the next level. From animated props to realistic (and sometimes super scary) Halloween decor items, finding a Halloween look that suits your home and your personality is easy. Not only will your home be the talk of the neighborhood, but you also are sure to delight trick or treaters with your spooky and haunted decor.

Start Planning a Costume Theme. Whether you dress up as a group of friends or with your own family, dressing together as a coordinated theme is really fun. Television shows, movies, cartoons, and general pop culture are all excellent sources of ideas for potential Halloween costume themes. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start planning your themed costumes now!

Throw a Party. Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, making the weekend before or after Halloween perfect for a Halloween party. Even if you’ve never had a Halloween party before, with some straightforward planning, you can have an event that all your friends will be excited about. Some easy Halloween party suggestions include having a costume parade and contest to showcase all your guests Halloween regalia. To keep food and beverages inexpensive and stress-free, try having a Halloween party potluck! Keeping the party fairly relaxed and simple means more fun for you and your guests will appreciate this as well!

Get ready to make this Halloween the most fun ever! 

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