Kayla Kieleszewski ‘18 & Morgan Mueller ‘18- The older people get, the more they lose interest in the idea of trick or treating on Halloween. Some are forced to go due to younger siblings while others would rather enjoy a party.
After their years of trick or treating come to an end, teenagers find different activities to do on Halloween.
Some chose to stay home and watch classic Halloween movies. A few famous favorites are Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown. On the other hand, anyone who enjoys scary movies could watch Nightmare on Elm Street, Paranormal Activity, etc. So grab a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate in order to celebrate a more relaxed Halloween night.
Another subtle way to celebrate is by staying home and passing out candy to local children. No costume is truly necessary, plus any candy desired is directly in sight. More than just that, it’s fun to watch all the neighborhood kids dress up in their cute fairy and superhero costumes.
In addition, pumpkin carving is a creative activity to be involved in on Halloween. A contest would be a unique way to see who carved the best pumpkin.
If being spooked is more of an ideal Halloween, attend one of the many haunted houses and hayrides in the area. Both are always options instead of trick or treating. A few local hot spots include “Blake’s Cider Mill” and “Slaughtered at Sundown.”
Obviously, teenagers can attend a party for upbeat/fun way to celebrate Halloween. Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year, most likely, parties will be celebrated the Saturday before. Parties are a great reason to buy bags and bags of candy, plus, it’s a good time to see everyone dressed up in silly costumes.
If trick or treating isn’t necessarily “the thing” anymore, there are plenty of other options. Anything from watching scary movies to having a party. However, a good time should be consistent during every Halloween.