Now that October is here, you’ve probably noticed many stores have put up orange and black decorations, there are Halloween costumes almost everywhere, and everyone is selling pumpkins—Halloween is almost here.
If you’re a fan of the season, it’s probably a welcome sight, and you might be trying to decide what Halloween-themed activities you can take part in this season.
Below is a list of some spooktacular Halloween-themed activities you and your friends will love this Halloween.
One of the most iconic symbols of Halloween is the famed Jack-o-lantern—originating in the 19th century, the Jack-o-lantern is believed to be a co-opted pagan tradition that has since become the calling card of the spooky season.
Whether you consider yourself an artist, or just want to have some fun with your friends, you can pick up a few pumpkins, some tools, and have at designing your own Jack-o-lantern that will scare your neighbors—or maybe impress them with your artistic prowess.
You can even sign up for a class from a pumpkin-carving professional.
If you enjoy cooking, and you’re constantly looking for ways to liven up your recipes, you might be interested in getting your friends together, and whipping up some Halloween-themed foods.
From classic ideas such as grape “eyeballs” and spaghetti “innards” to more innovative ideas, such as tortilla “skulls” filled with chicken and rice, to Rice Krispie Treat haunted houses, you can even top things off with a few Halloween-themed drinks—such as a candy corn martini.
Hit up a Haunted House
Some people love the adrenaline rush that comes with being scared; there’s a reason scary movies and scary stories are so popular—some people just love being scared.
If you’re one of those people, then you’ll probably enjoy taking an opportunity this fall to hit up a haunted house.
Whether you’re looking for something low-key, such as a haunted walk, to something much more intense, a haunted house is a great way for adrenaline junkies to get their fix.
For those who love dressing up (looking at you, cosplayers), a costume contest is a great opportunity to show off your creative side, as well as your ability to create custom costumes, and flex your makeup/face painting skills.
Plus, most costume contests offer some sort of prize (often cash or gift cards), so you’re obsession with dressing up could actually yield benefits during the fall season.
Attend a Halloween Festival
If you’re a fan of Halloween, but not one specific aspect of it in particular, you can get a plethora of different Halloween-themed elements at a Halloween festival.
Whether you want to dress up, carve pumpkins, experience a haunted house, eat some Halloween-themed foods and treats, or some sort of combination thereof, a Halloween festival might be the perfect fit for you.
They often have multiple different activities you can partake in, along with games, prizes that are often suitable for both adults and kids.