In the midst of such a crazy year, trick or treating might not be in the plans for everybody this upcoming Halloween. While it can be fun to get dressed up and eat candy, trick or treating is not the only way to celebrate the holiday! Here are some other ideas for how to spend your 31st, whether you’re 5 or 45.
Of course, carving jack-o-lanterns is synonymous with Halloween, but why not throw a pumpkin carving party, or participate in a pumpkin decorating contest? This can be something fun to do with friends, or be a great way to get your kids crafting and expressing their creativity.
Do a Candy Taste Test
Trick or treating is fun because, well… you get free candy! But rather than eating the same old candy you get every year, branch out and try some new flavors you’ve never heard of. You can even mix it up by trying them blind folded and guessing flavors, or ranking them on a scale of one to ten.
If you have young kids, a good alternative to trick or treating is hiding pieces of candy all around your house or your yard, and having them search for them while in costume! Raise the stakes and get creative by including riddles or hints like you would in a scavenger hunt.
Host a Movie Night
Have your very own scary movie marathon complete with spooky decorations and homemade halloween-themed treats!
Have a Household Halloween Contest
Find out who can put together the most creative do-it-yourself halloween costume in just 10 minutes!
No matter how you choose to celebrate this candy-filled holiday, just focus on having fun, even if things aren’t quite going the way you planned! Use your creativity- you may even happen upon a new tradition!