Monday, October 29, 2012

Fun Things to Do For Halloween

Just days away from Halloween, the east coast in currently being smashed by hurricane Sandy. Luckily I have moved to western PA, so I won't feel it as hard. We are just experiencing some rain at this point. Everyone else who is living in these harder hit areas, please be safe and smart. 

I will carry on with the topic of today's blog entry: Halloween. I know where I am, both location wise and age wise many do not really know how to celebrate anymore since an age seems to have been put on going door-to-door in costume asking for candy. Here is a list of a few ways to celebrate this year:

1. Haunted House

Going through a tour at one of these haunted house attractions or something like Field of Screams (for those of you in the Lancaster area!) can be a good way to get a good fright for Halloween. Grab some friends and go through it together and see who the scaredy-cat is in the group.

2. Horror Film Marathon

Personally, I always go this route. I love the horror film genre (only the good, non-gorey stuff!) Go for the classics like "Frankenstein" or "Dracula." My personal favorites are the movies in the "Halloween" series. You can run as fast as you want, he'll always walk faster!

3. Costume Party

Throw a good, old-fashioned costume party with some friends! I love seeing all the scary, creative, and hilarious costumes people come up with. You can have a costume contest for the scariest, most creative, and worst costumes.

4. Ghost Tours

Whether you're a believer or not, a ghost tour can be really fun. While this is something that you might have to put in reservations for months in advance (Gettysburg ghost tours fill up fast!) they are historically informative and maybe you will even get lucky and experience something!

...and for those of us college students.....

5. Dorm Trick-or-Treat!

Don't let anyone stop you from dressing up and getting that candy! Organize a trick-or-treating event on your floor or, if you can, your whole building! You will get that Halloween experience we grew up loving and it is also a great social opportunity. If you live in a large dorm like I do, you don't know everyone. This is a cool opportunity to see everyone!

I have yet to decide how I will be spending my Halloween night but, I assure you, it will probably be one of the above or a bit of everything. :)

<3 Ashley

How will you spend your Halloween?


  1. Those are some really awesome suggestions. I went to a Halloween block party this past weekend and it was freezing but a lot of fun (and FREE)! You just have to know what is going on in your area to make the best of Halloween. :-)

    1. That sounds like fun! I am not sure with the weather there will be many of those around here.

      The good thing about a campus is that they usually have some club sponsored events (like a costume party :])

  2. These are great suggestions! I’m definitely going to try and squeeze a few of these activities in before Halloween turns into Thanksgiving! You’ve already inspired me to make plans with a few gals from my office at DISH for a scary movie night. I think the classic flicks are totally the way to go too. We’re just lucky that we could find a bunch our favorite scary movies from the Blockbuster@Home service through DISH, which made this night super easy to plan. Thanks for the awesome ideas, and Happy Halloween!


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