Okay, so Halloween might not be what it used to be. When you were younger, there was the thrill of getting all that candy and dressing up in a way that expressed your imagination. Now, you might have your parents’ curfews and friends’ expectations to worry about. Perhaps you live in a big city and you’re concerned about your safety that night. Or if you’re not worried about your safety, likely your parents are.
Here are a few fun ways to celebrate Halloween that are safe and exciting at the same time:
- Create a costume that expresses your dark side. Experiment with being Goth for a night or wear black nail polish, black eyeliner and black lipstick for the hell of it.
- Turn yourself into a zombie and invite your friends to dress as zombies too. Then walk around your neighborhood, reenacting the Night of the Living Dead.
- Create a mini-haunted house somewhere in your home. You might use the porch, the driveway, or garage. Then, charge the price of candy for admission and spook all your neighbors.
- Have a pumpkin-carving contest.
- Watch a scary movie with your friends. Make it an extra scary night by screaming a bit more loudly than you usually would during frightening moments of the film.
- Have a costume contest among your friends.
- Have a sleepover party, watch scary movies together, and then play scary but harmless pranks on each other, like leaving rubber spiders near their feet or in the refrigerator.
- Play horror video games.
- Play games that require you being out in the dark such as Hide-n-Go-Seek or Ghost in the Graveyard. Make sure you use flashlights for safety.
- Bake cupcakes and decorate them with Halloween candy and colors.
- Mummify yourself and your friends with toilet paper.
- Dress up in your costumes and visit a corn maze with your friends.
- Join in your neighborhood’s Halloween parade.
- Play Halloween History Jeopardy
- Sing Halloween songs
- Have a Halloween scavenger hunt.Offer to escort a group of little kids around the block.
- Have you and your friends answer the door for trick-or-treaters so that your parents can go out for the night.
- Have a Halloween crafts night with your friends and family
- Let your pet be initial the door greeter to trick or treaters.
- Dress your pet in a costume and take your scary dog or cat with you as you and your friend’s go trick or treating.
These suggestions are provided as a way to stimulate your creativity on a night that begs for your imagination. Use these suggestions along with the guidance of your parents for a safe and fun Halloween.