Halloween is only a couple of months away, and if you want to plan the best one yet, then you should get started on your preparations as soon as possible. Below, we’ve put together some top tips for planning the perfect Halloween, whether you’re a horror geek or a scaredy cat.
Organise a party
The first thing to consider is whether or not you’re going to be hosting a party. You might decide to host a party in your own home and invite all of your friends, or you may choose to go to one of your friends’ parties. Indeed, hosting your own can be stressful and expensive, so finding someone else to organise a party might just be your best pet. Whatever happens, offer to help out by buying some decorations, making Halloween inspired foods and stocking up on drinks.
Plan your trick or treating
Whether you’re five or thirty-five, there’s something really fun about trick or treating. Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be a kid, so let your hair down and knock on people’s doors asking for candy. Sure, you might get some funny looks if you’re older, but that’s all part of the fun. If you’re worried, then consider roping in a younger sibling or friend to come along and knock on the doors with you – and always remember to be safe meeting strangers.
Get the right costume
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without the costumes, so shop around and find the right costume for you. Dublincostumeshop.ie has a whole host of fantastic Halloween costumes for men, all of which are competitively priced and suitable for any occasion. The Joker costume, for example, is purple and features a hilarious green wig, whilst the equally as humorous toilet rider costume makes you look as though you’re sitting on the bog. If you want something a little more spooky, then a ninja costume could be your choice or even a burlesque clown costume.
Stock up on candy
Make sure you purchase as much candy as possible – and as far in advance as possible. Most supermarkets like to cash in on the fact Halloween is coming, ramping up the prices of their most popular chocolate bars and other sweet treats, so buying everything you need in advance will help you to save money and ensure you have enough to munch on when the day comes. If you’re on a diet, then you could make your own low-calorie candy bars and treats, like sugar-free gummy bears and diet chocolate. Yes, that really is a thing. Google is your friend.
Create a watchlist
Halloween can be made all the more spooky if you sit in front of a TV watching some scary movies, so set up your account and create a watchlist of movies you’d like to watch in the run-up. Classics like Halloween, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus are musts, whilst The Addams Family, Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride, Scream and IT are also popular choices.
What are you getting up to this Halloween? Do let us know in the comments section below!