What to Do on Halloween

What to Do on Halloween

Hana Varsano, Staff Writer

Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means; it’s time to celebrate. If you’re not sure how to celebrate, we have some ideas:


1. Watch Horror/Halloween Movies

If you’re in the mood to be scared or want to watch a classic, horror movies or dark comedy movies are always great choices. Go ahead and check out some of the films below. Some are unintentionally good in a campy way, while others are timeless classics:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas-1993
  • Halloween-1978
  • Friday the 13th-1980
  • The Worst Witch-1986
  • Frankenstein-1931
  • Nosferatu-1922
  • The Addams Family-1991
  • Nightmare on Elm street-1984
  • Child’s Play-1988
  • The Blob-1958
  • Scream-1996

2. Create a Halloween Playlist/Mixtape

If you love Halloween and also have a passion for listening to music, make a playlist with some spooky songs to get you into the Halloween spirit! Then, play it whenever you’d like, either with a group or by yourself. It could contain songs from musicals such as The Nightmare Before Christmas or just any songs that fit the Halloween spirit.


3. Make Halloween-themed foods

If you’re especially into the Halloween spirit, you can also follow baking tutorials online to make Halloween-themed foods. You can frost cookies with spiders on them or even make your own twist on witches brew, which is a Halloween punch recipe made with lime sherbert, ginger ale, and pineapple juice. You can even serve food in faux cauldrons or make bowls shaped like Jack-o’-lanterns!


4. Jack-o’-lanterns

Speaking of Jack-o’-lanterns, we can’t forget one of the most popular Halloween traditions, carving pumpkins! The steps are simple:

  1. Take the pumpkin seeds out
  2. Draw a design on the pumpkin or take a template from online
  3. Get your carving material (small paring knives work best) and cut while following the design
  4. When night comes, put a candle inside of it


5. Watch Horror TV shows

If you want to watch shorter episodes instead of a full movie, we have some great recommendations:

  • The Muensters-1964
  • The Addams Family-1964
  • The Twilight Zone-1959
  • Gravity Falls-2012