As a kid, I spent Halloween at our church’s Harvest Festival, playing games and scampering over inflatable playgrounds. As an adult, we’ve spent the holiday in various ways. Parties with family, parties with friends, hosting at home, etc. Last year we gathered a few friends for a costume contest, fun treats and a couple episodes of Stranger Things Season 2. And through it all I’ve learned that you don’t have to go Trick Or Treating to have fun. If you’re looking for ways to have some Halloween fun that doesn’t involve traipsing around your neighborhood, stock up on your favorite candy and choose one or two of these things.
- Carve a pumpkin and roast the seeds.
- Sit by a bonfire, complete with s’more spread.
- Have a few friends over for apple cider cocktails.
- Make soup for dinner, something smooth and orange.
- Watch the Halloween episodes of your favorite TV series (PIKITIS!!!).
- Paint some Fall leaves, on the leaves themselves or watercolors on paper.
- Play Right Left Center with candy bars, the mini ones.
- Take an apple pie to your grandparents and hang out with them for the evening.
- Go to bed early with some spiced tea and a good book. It is only Wednesday.
- Turn on the Christmas music and start your gift planning.
We’re spending our Halloween at our church’s Trunk or Treat event, all dressed up as Cinderella and Prince Charming! It’ll be fun! What are you up to this year?