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Fun Things to Do on Halloween

If there was ever a time to have a party, it is at Halloween. Whether you are single or have a family, Halloween is the time to just let your imaginative and creative side take over. From hosting a party to just changing the look of your home to the “creepy house on the block,” let this year’s Halloween be the day where you just let go and have a blast.

Trick or Treat

A tried and true fun activity, trick or treat on Halloween will never go out of style. There is nothing better to do on this day than to dress up in your favorite costume or face/body makeup, and going door-to-door getting candy and other goodies.

Trick or treat is not just for children. Adults have long ago got into either going with their children or by themselves to participate in the fun. However, it is suggested that trick or treat hours for children should be before dark on Halloween unless they are accompanied by an adult. Furthermore, to ensure the best treats, trick or treat hours for children should be between the hours of 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lastly, although it is said every year, but it never hurts to remind parents: check all of your children’s candy before they eat it. Now go and check out the most popular costumes for 2014 so you can get ahead of the game!

Masquerade Ball

Little ones shouldn’t have all the fun on Halloween. For young people and adults, instead of throwing a typical Halloween party with ghouls and goblins, try something different with a masquerade ball.

Hosting a masquerade ball is really easy. The first thing you want to do is choose a theme, whether it’s based on color, Hollywood glamour, or an event like Mardi Gras, keeping it on one theme will make everything simple for you and your guest. It will be the difference between elegant and tacky. Plus, while you might choose the theme, your guests will have the freedom to choose their own masks.

After you choose a theme, you need to choose a place to have your masquerade ball, which will depend on your budget and the area where you reside. When you are considering venues for your masquerade ball, you want to think about a place with a beautiful garden or outdoor space. A tip would be to contact local bed and breakfast inns or local colleges. Some of these places are willing to rent out space for social events.

Block Club Party

Having a block club party for Halloween takes care of two concerns of parents with children. First, it allows your children to have a great time at a Halloween party. Second, you will know where your children are on Halloween and you are already familiar with the people in the houses that your children will receive candy and other goodies from. Moreover, every child is centralized within the block, so you know at all times where you children are.

A block club party can not only let all the children on the block have a good time this Halloween, but it can also save parents time and money. Every home can contribute something to the block club party, as well as splitting the cost on party rentals, such as a Halloween bounce house, piñata, or clown.

Church Halloween Party

Recognizing that children need a safe place to enjoy Halloween, churches everywhere now host parties or events on Halloween for members and residents in the community. This could be the perfect opportunity for you and your family if you are new to an area to meet other residents in the community.

This is a great idea because not only are the children in a safe place, but there is adult supervision, as well as appropriate gifts and games for the little ones.

Haunted House

Going to a haunted house is one event that is a Halloween favorite. There are a vast number of places, like high school/college gymnasiums, that transform into haunted houses on Halloween. Not only is this fun, but it is what makes Halloween such as scary and exciting holiday.

But haunted houses are not limited to houses. There are cemeteries and graveyards that host haunted tours on Halloween night. Usually with a “tour guide,” you will be lead through mausoleums by candlelight, with a few surprises along the way.

Movie Theatre Halloween Film Marathon

If the weather is bad in your area on Halloween, a great suggestion to still have a good time is to check out your local movie theatre for a scary movie marathon. Several theatres will show films, such as “Halloween,” “Nightmare on Elm Street,” and other fright films on Halloween night. Moreover, they will offer it at a reduced price, so if you are on a budget, this will work out great for you to still have a good time on Halloween within your price range.

Halloween Parades

In cities like Atlanta and New Orleans, there are huge Halloween parades. With music and entertainment, you will surely have fun and be scared all at the same time. The special effects and displays are outstanding. You will not be disappointed.

Scavenger Hunts

A scavenger hunt is a great activity for your family if you decide just to stay at home this Halloween. Just like an Easter egg hunt, you can plant items around the home, backyard, and garage, and let your children find them. They will enjoy playing detective and get rewarded with items like toys and gift cards to some of their favorite places. Additionally, you can hide rewards, like “a free week of doing the dishes” or “a daily special treat for you this week.”

There are so many different ways for you and your family to have fun this Halloween that the hard part will be trying to keep it to one activity. From trick or treating to having your own scavenger hunt at home, the most important factor of enjoying Halloween is making sure that the day and night is fun and safe one for you and your children.