Halloween is the favorite night of many children. They get to dress up as whatever they want to go trick-or-treating. When the night is over the wind up with loads of candy that they can enjoy for weeks to come. What’s there not to like about it as a child? But, there comes a point when we outgrow the tradition of trick-or-treating and have to find a new way to enjoy Halloween.
Here are some ideas to help you enjoy Halloween post your trick-or-treating days.
Host a Halloween Party
Just because you aren’t a child anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t dress up anymore. Host a Halloween costume party for your friends and family. Go all out with decorations, Halloween music, drinks, and snacks. Have everyone pitch in a few dollars towards a cash prize or purchase a prize for the best costume. You could even do themed prizes such as Funniest Costume, Scariest Costume, Most Clever Costume, etc. Don’t forget to have bowls of candy around for old times sake.
Watch scary movies
Instead of heading out for the night grab a few friends and your favorite snacks. Spend the night watching scary movies. Combine old scary classics like Night of the Living Dead and Friday the 13th, along with new ones like Happy Death Day. Or follow the story of Michael Myers and marathon watch all of the Halloween movies.
Visit the Clinic Escape Room at the Quest Factory
Get your friends together and head over to Quest Factory to see if you can break out of the Clinic Escape Room. You’ll find yourselves in a clinic and you will have to work to quickly escape from it before it’s too late. The Clinic combines what everyone loves about horror mazes and escape rooms into one thrilling activity. You will have so much fun as your adrenaline pumps while you try to solve the clues to escape that you won’t even remember your childhood days of trick-or-treating.
Go get scared
If you want to be scared on Halloween night, there are plenty of places to go depending on where you live. There are haunted houses, haunted forests, and haunted corn mazes. Grab your bravest friends and see how many of these places you can make it through on Halloween night. See how scared you can get and who can make it through without jumping or screaming.
Do a little scaring yourself
No, we aren’t talking about jumping out and scaring little innocent trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Find a local haunted house that you can work for. Spend Halloween dressed up in full costume terrifying people that are looking for a good scare. It’s a fun way to carry on a Halloween tradition and make a little money at the same time.
Pass out candy
This may not sound as exciting as some of the other ideas, but you can still have a lot of fun on Halloween night by making the night fun for children. Decorate your house with fun Halloween decorations that won’t scare little ones. Get your favorite candies to pass out for the night and make a big deal of every child’s costume that comes to your house. Halloween is a special night for kids, so make it all about them.
Or, for the best Halloween do a few of these activities. Decorate your front porch and leave a bowl of candy for trick-or-treaters and then head out to a night of haunted houses and escape rooms and wrap up the night with a scary movie marathon at your house. Go in costume to relive your trick-or-treating days while you celebrate Halloween in a new way.