Running out of ideas to do this Halloween? Here are exciting things you can do with your family!
Reading comic books. When you think “Halloween”, comic books probably don’t come to mind, but they should. Halloween Comicfest takes place at comic book shops worldwide to offer customers free comic books and other fun stuff. For the 2017 Comicfest they will debuting the new season of Stranger Things and feature up-and-coming comic titles (both new and old). Check out their website to find a comic book shop participating near you: Halloween ComicFest
Go trunk-or-treating. Trunk-or-treating is considered by many parents to be the safer (and sweeter) alternative to traditional trick or treating. These are community gatherings, usually in a parking lot, where participants provide candy to trick-or-treaters from the trunk of their car. Check out listings of trunk-or-treats near you to get in on the fun.
Visit a haunted house. Not a real one, of course. If you’ve got some older kids who want a Halloween a little spookier, check out one of your town’s local “haunted” houses online. There, you should be able to check if they are kid friendly or more adult.
Have a scary movie marathon. You can stay at home and skip all the Halloween hype snug on the couch with your own bowl of candy. If scary movies aren’t really your thing, you can watch “spooky” movies instead, like Ghostbusters, ParaNorman, Goosebumps, or Gremlins.
Have a Halloween party. If spooky aspects of Halloween don’t interest you much, or you don’t want to wander the streets at night, try having a Halloween party for family and friends. Decorations can be really fun to make, with thousands of DIYs online, and snacks even tastier.
Make a spooky playlist. You can include all of your spooky favorites – the theme to that thriller T.V. you like, the soundtrack of a scary blockbuster, classics like the Monster Mash, etc. If you’re a fan of music, this one’s for you.
Tell ghost stories. Everyone knows a good ghost story or two, whether from their own experience or from their friend of a friend’s cousin twice removed. This Halloween, why not try sharing them the proper way by turning all the lights out, sharing a flashlight, and taking turns telling your ghastly, ghostly tales?
Giving in to go trick-or-treating. After all, it’s free candy, right in your neighborhood! You could even mix it up by giving treats to each house instead of the other way around.