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September 21, 2022 3 min read

How To Celebrate Halloween: The Best Ideas For 2022

No matter your age, celebrating Halloween with scary movie nights, themed treats, jack-o'-lantern carving, and dressing up is objectively fun.

Pumpkins, freaky costumes, colorful candies, and scary movies — Halloween is, with no shadow of a doubt, one of the most exciting times of the year. The weather is chill, and fall’s color explosion starts to rise, making this season truly irresistible.

Whether you’re planning on spending Halloween at home or experiencing this exciting holiday outside, we’ve gathered some ideas that will make your October 31st even more thrilling this year — from visiting pumpkin farms to binge-watching your favorite scary movies.

Ready to enjoy Halloween like never before? Then read the post to discover the best ideas for celebrating this spooky day in 2022!

The History Of Halloween

Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, a Gaelic festival that marks the end of the harvest season and welcomes the winter, or “the dark half of the year.” Ancient Celts believed that, during Samhain, the doorways between the physical world and the spirit world would open, allowing more interaction between humans and the souls of the dead.

Taking place between the fall equinox and the winter solstice, Samhain was one of the four main festivals of the Gaelic calendar and celebrated with people lighting bonfires and wearing costumes typically consisting of animal heads and skins to ward off evil spirits.

In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints, a celebration that became known as All Saints Day and incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The night before, October 31, is Halloween, which comes from the Scottish term for Hallows’ Eve (the evening before All Hallows’ Day).

Over time, All Hallows Eve evolved into Hallowe’en, and thanks to the mass Irish and Scottish immigration in the 19th century, Halloween became a major holiday in the United States.

What Are The Most Common Halloween Traditions?

Some of the most popular Halloween activities and traditions include carving jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and scary stories.

How To Celebrate Halloween?

Decorate Your House

First things first. If you decide to stay at home on October 31st, make sure to set up the mood by embellishing your house with some spooky Halloween decorations. To dial up the devilish factor to a ten, dress up your home inside and out with plastic spiders, led candles, witch brooms, bubbling cauldrons, fake spiderwebs, and wind strips of toilet paper on your front door.

You can even go the extra mile by throwing a contest with your neighbors to see who nailed the Halloween aesthetic the most!

Pumpkin Carving

There’s no more classic Halloween activity than carving pumpkins. From picking out the perfect pumpkin to putting your artistic skills to test, this is one of the most enjoyable traditions of the season.

So, gather your pumpkin carving tools, set up your workspace, and create the jack o lantern of your dreams.

Tip: don’t throw away the seeds. Season them with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper, roast them in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have a mouthwatering Halloween snack!

Wear Halloween Costumes And Throw A Theme Dinner

A fun Halloween party or dinner can go a long way. So put on your scariest costume cloth, fully decorate your house, and organize some fun-filled activities for the evening. You can dive into your favorite ghost stories, watch your favorite Halloween-themed movie together, or play games like trivia and treasure hunting.

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For a truly epic night, put on some Halloween music, make your favorite festive drink and host a dance party with your friends and family. Make sure to have plenty of lip-smacking treats like gummy worms, and candy corn cobs on offer!

Binge Watch Your Favorite Horror Movies

Just because you’re celebrating Halloween at home, does not mean you have to stay bored. Spice your holiday up by selecting scary movies, from all-time classics like “The Exorcist”, to trashy, like Piranha 3D, and newer releases such as The Conjuring.

Are you at home with the kids? No worries! There are some lighter family-friendly Halloween movies you can watch with the little ones. Go-to classics include Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and The Adams Family.

Don’t forget to light some candles to set up the mood and grab some Halloween-themed snacks like candy corn cobs and caramel apple s’mores to binge-eat while watching the movies!

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