Halloween is hands-down my favorite holiday, it always has been. Since my days of trick-or-treating are long in the past, I haven’t really done anything to mark the holiday the past several years. I don’t want this year to be another dud, so I’ve come up with a list of things to choose from. Happy haunting.
1. Take pumpkin carving to a whole new level. Don’t be shy with the power tools! One year, I made a really cool jack-o-lantern simply by drilling a bunch of holes into the hollowed out pumpkin, which looked awesome at night with a candle in it.
2. Visit local historical sites, and places that are rumored to be haunted. If you live in an old town like I do, this won’t be hard.
3. I grew up in a very small town in Massachusetts, and the road we lived on barely had any traffic ever, nevermind trick-or-treaters. I always wished we would get even one so that i could pass out candy, but we never did. The road I live on now is pretty busy, so we see a lot of action. If this is the case for you, why not pop open a pumpkin ale or bottle of wine, and sit out on your porch or yard and enjoy all the costumes that parade by?
4. A Halloween list of any sorts would be incomplete without Hocus Pocus. Just throwing that out there!
5. Although Hocus Pocus reigns supreme when it comes to Halloween movies, there are a few other good ones. But that’s a typical thing to do on Halloween night. Why not try scary documentaries, or those ghost shows, which i think are scarier than movies because they are supposedly true. I also love Celebrity Ghost Stories. I think the all time scariest episode was Season 3, Episode 19, the one with Micah Sloat’s tale. It was chilling to say the least.
6. Research traditional Halloween recipes and give it a shot. Ireland has some very unique ones.
7. Travel out of town to experience another town or state’s Halloween traditions. There’s a lot of crazy ones out there!
8. Get some friends together and consult your Ouija board…but be careful.
9. Have a Halloween bonfire. Roast marshmallows and enjoy the chilly weather.
10. Be sure to stock up on half price Halloween candy November 1st!