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10 Halloween To-Do's

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That's right it's the best day of the year yet again. The day we've been waiting for since the Fourth of July. Everyone's favorite holiday, at least until we make it to Thanksgiving. But for now, it's time to get spooky! Here's 10 ways to have a spook-tacular Halloween:

1. Go Trick-Or-Treating

This may seem obvious, but as we get older the door to door candy collecting stops. And this may be rightfully so, we do have to pass the torch at some time, but it can be so much fun to go with a younger sibling, niece, nephew, or family friend. They will be having a blast and the fun will rub off on to you. Plus, they're likely to share their candy with you and who doesn't want candy. If that's not your thing, there are also tons of local organizations that get groups together to collect canned goods for those in need. You get to experience the excitement and do something good.

2. Make Halloween Treats

Candy isn't the only sweet thing about Halloween. (Sorry for the bad pun.) You can also have a relaxing day making cookies shaped as pumpkins, bats, ghosts, and cats. Don't forget about roasted pumpkin seeds and apple cider too!

3. Watch a Scary Movie

Halloween is the only time we can enjoy our favorite childhood movies. I wait all year to be able to see Hocus Pocus and all of the Halloweentown movies. There's also A Nightmare Before Christmas which is a bonus because you get to see it twice a year. I just realized none of these are even scary but come on they're obviously favs.

4. Decorate

Whether you're living in a dorm or have a house of your own, there is always something to be decorated. If you are in college, have a door decorating contest in your building and go all out. If you have a yard outside your front door, decorate for the kids. You'll get tons of compliments and a boost to your reputation in the community.

5. Attend a Haunted House

There is only so much time given to haunted houses in a year. It's a great excuse to get all of your friends together or to meet up with old friends you haven't seen since last Halloween. Although meant to be scary, they usually bring laughs along with screams and they create memories that will bring you back next year.

6. Go to a Pumpkin Patch

Where better to find the perfect, too-big-to-carry pumpkins. This is a tradition for many people but even if it isn't it's still a great thing to do. Pumpkin patches are the perfect place for hayrides, face-painting, food, and of course picking pumpkins.

7. Make a Jack-O-Lantern

Now that you have the perfect pumpkin, carve it! Make silly faces or intricate designs. Just have fun! Maybe even add a little friendly competition between siblings.

8. Find/Make the Perfect Costume

Yet another great thing about Halloween. It takes me months to decide what to wear and then I usually change my mind days before. (Example: My cat and I had matching spaghetti and meatballs costumes, but a few days ago I found a cat costume so now I'm dressing up as him and he's dressing up as me.) You can be ANYTHING on Halloween, and most times you can have more than one costume!

9. Party

Most things on this list can be done at a party! You can start at a haunted house and then more to a permanent location. There you can have Halloween themed food and drinks, decorate cookies, paint or carve pumpkins, and wear your perfect costume! You can finish the night with scary stories and movies.

10. Get Spooky!

The most important thing about Halloween is to just have fun the way you do.

Who can argue that Halloween isn't the best holiday of the year?

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