You may be aware that Halloween is coming up. Now, as a teenager who may consider yourself to old for trick-or-treating, you have several options:
- You can watch horror movies with your friends.
- A slight alternative to 1. is to watch non-scary Halloween movies. Here are some suggestions from a great blog called The Oxford Guide.
- Trick-or-treat anyway! Who cares if you’re a good ten years older than most of the kids out there.
- Throw a Halloween party!
4 is definitely the best suggestion, in my humble opinion. This is also a great time to incorporate a murder mystery party into your plans.
Here are what I would consider the essentials to throwing a great Halloween party.
- Halloween-themed snacks
- Costume contests. Make sure to have prizes for every category. Prizes do not have to be trophies. You can print certificates for free, or make a prize out of anything. My high school had a Halloween costume contest every year and the winner wrote their name on a toilet seat that hung on the hallway wall all year round. It was very prestigious.
- Jack-o-lantern carving. This also makes a great contest. For any contest, have a panel of judges with whiteboards to write their scores on.
- Decorations! You definitely need a moving spider to terrify people as they walk in the door. These can also be applied any time of the year to torment your siblings.
So those four are what I think are the most important aspects of a Halloween party, but comment and let me know what else you think is important! Or tell about about a Halloween party you threw or went to.