Although, for the most part, we associate Halloween with children dressed up and trick or treating, over the past decades it has become an increasingly popular holiday with young adults. As a result, you can be sure that across the country, from high schools to college dorms and city bars there will be no shortage of people enjoying the Halloween festivities on October 31st. It is a holiday full of possibility and there are countless ways for you and your friends to have a spooky and spectacular Halloween, whether it is visiting corn mazes and amusement parks or throwing a dinner party or setting up a scavenger hunt, all without breaking the bank.
Throw a Party
Halloween parties are the most popular way to celebrate on October 31st across the country and it is not hard to see why. Throwing, or even just attending, a Halloween party gives you the chance to dress up in costume, prepare fall and Halloween-themed foods, play games, and enjoy all the candy you can eat, as well as see your friends. What’s not to like? There are a variety of ways to throw a Halloween party.
If you are after a more relaxed, sit-down environment for your party, consider hosting a dinner party wherever everyone attending must come in costume. If you like to cook, create a bunch of fall and Halloween-themed dishes. Alternatively, make it a potluck and ask your guests to bring holiday-appropriate dishes. You could also host a game night party, where everyone comes in costume and plays Halloween games like donut on a string and Halloween charades, or even put on a Halloween-themed murder mystery night.
Head to an Amusement Park
Many amusement parks host special Halloween-themed events around this time of year. Some decorate for Halloween allowing you to enjoy your favorite rides in a special, extra spooky atmosphere. Others really get into the Halloween spirit by creating specially-themed attractions such as haunted houses, scare zones, escape rooms and more. These more elaborate attractions often include actors portraying some of your favourite Halloween monsters to make the experience that bit more immersive and entertaining.
Even if you aren’t a fan of thrill rides, there is plenty to enjoy at a theme park, with these special events a good excuse to put on a costume and make some frighteningly fun memories with friends. But be sure to look online in the days before Halloween to find the best deals. You may well be able to get a discount if you and your friends buy your tickets together as part of bundle or a reduction on the cost of food and beverages.
Enjoy Fall-Themed Activities
Even if dressing up in costume isn’t for you, there are still ways to enjoy the festivities. Check out what’s on around your community. With the fall now well underway, there should be plenty of fall festivals, which are a great way to get out and make the most of the season. Enjoy hay rides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes open to the public at local farms and orchards. These are fun activities that give everyone a chance to spend time together. If you want to plan your own activity, come up with a fall-themed scavenger hunt around your community. Pair up among your friends and make it a competition with a small prize at the end.
So this Halloween, make sure you don’t just sit at home and miss out on the fun. Get together with your friends and plan a fun night where you can take full advantage of this unique holiday. Whether it is riding a roller coaster in costume or picking the perfect pumpkin at the local farm, Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to make some special memories and new annual traditions with your friends.