Celebrating Halloween the spookiest way

By , on October 23, 2013


Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Halloween is just around the corner, have you already thought of how you would celebrate it?

If  you haven’t gotten enough from social media (or anywhere) on how you could celebrate this year’s fun-est holiday, here are some tips so you can be Halloween-ready in an instant.

Transform your house into a haunted house

Bring the spirit of Halloween to your very home by decorating it. You can set up a spooky graveyard in your backyard. Spider webs made of cotton wisps can also be woven through your plants. You can also hang black lights in your windows and doorways; display carved pumpkins and ghost figures in your patio and in the entertainment room. Or place ghost figures in the trees (to create ghost figures, you will need mosquito netting, green light stick and balloons. Insert the green light stick into a balloon and blow it up to make the ‘head’ of the ghost and cover it with a mosquito netting). Then, in your front gate, you can post a “Keep out!!!” sign (I am sure trick or treaters will not be able to resist going in).

Play spooky music

Ghosts moaning, doors creaking and wolves howling are some of the sound effects that you can play. Set up outdoor speakers so you up the horror ambiance a lot of bit.

Wear a Halloween costume

You can wear a masquerade ballgown to resemble Marie Antonette, or transform yourself into a mythical creature or an electrifying bride of Frankenstein. You can also just wear UV makeup, and imitate popular ghost figures. Or, challenge yourself, personalize your costume. Think of your worse nightmares. Mwahahahaha.

Watch horror movies

With the lights off. Surrounded by ghost figurines and nasty-looking carved pumpkins, the horror vibe will be extra palpable. But don’t scare the kids so much! Try  Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Hocus Pocus, Corpse Bride, Beetle Juice and Casper. Extremely frightening movies can be screened for older audiences. According to digitaltrends.com, adults can select from the newer films like Halloween, The Cabin in the Woods, Friday the 13th, Phantasm, Suspiria, The Descent, Scream, The Shining, Dawn of the Dead and Black Christmas.

Share spooky stories over a campfire

A live fire with apple cider and marshmallows (and a bear in the background?) complete the setting.

Play Halloween games

Say, a flashlight tag game, skeleton scavenger hunt, ghost wrapped up, Halloween coloring pages, monster madness activity page, and villains bowling pins are just some of the games you can play after the more frightening activities.

Prepare for trick or treat

Time to go to the chocolate store! Prepare ready-to-go bags for a special treat.

Party

Do invite your family and friends to come over and bring a dish or two, and to keep it in the spirit of the season, ask them to bring something like carrot fingers, Frankenstein pudding, spider web snacks, spider doughnuts, candied apple craniums, and a mummy cake!.

Halloween is the one of the more exciting, electrifying, goosebump-inducing most wonderful time of the year so try to give it your best shot.

Happy Halloween everyone!