The sun is setting sooner, temperatures are dropping, and leaves are falling from the trees—it’s autumn, and All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner. If you and your family are looking for fun ways to get into the spirit of the season, spending a night telling ghost stories and watching scary Halloween movies (that all ages can enjoy) is sure to please. There are many ways to celebrate the holiday, aside from combing the neighborhood for free candies.
This year, if you’re interested in trick-or-treating alternatives, consider hosting a viewing party of spooky movies . . . or not-so-scary ones . . . or a mix of both. There are plenty of frightening films, plus more that are silly, or even sweet.
Parents should use their discretion when deciding what’s right for each little person, of course, but this list should be good for some frightful fun for most:
Make the Spooky Screenings Even More Memorable
To be truly successful, trick-or-treating alternatives should incorporate three things: costumes, treats, and ambiance.
Costumes are always fun and easy to connect to the movies—like the Winged Monkey Evil Flying Minion Costume from The Wizard of Oz. Additionally, the kids will enjoy personalizing their own tasty treats with these Halloween Cupcake/Cookie Stencils—and, to get everyone in the mood, you can decorate the living room with little touches of whimsy, like the Spider Web Collection Witch’s Hand jar candle holder from Yankee Candle.
All set? Now, snuggle up with a blanket and some popcorn for a frightfully fun evening with family.