There’s a chill in the air, there are way too many scary movies coming to theaters, and I am suddenly craving candy corn like there’s no tomorrow. You know what this must mean….Halloween is almost here!
What are you going to do this Halloween? You could get dressed up as your favorite pop culture icon and go to the coolest party on campus. Or this year, you could choose to do something a little more creative with your All Hallows Eve.
Go Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund and works for children’s rights and the protection of children around the world. It really is a very noble charity and for years now, trick-or-treaters have collected donations instead of candy on Halloween to benefit this foundation. So, grab your BFF, get all dressed up, and go collect donations instead of candy this Halloween. In addition to helping others, you will help yourself avoid the freshmen 15, which can still plague you long after your freshman year, sadly enough.
Host a Halloween Movie Marathon. You do not have to watch scary movies to make this a successful Halloween experience. Pull out a few family classics, like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Casper, or Hocus Pocus. Invite your friends over for a pumpkin carving contest, fresh baked goods made from pumpkin, and a movie night. This is a nice change from traditional, yet gory, Halloween activities.
Volunteer at a local church or other organization. Many churches and other organizations host safe, family-friendly events for children who are too young to go trick-or-treating. You could decorate your car for Trunk-or-Treating or help kids go bobbing for apples. This is a great way to give back to your community while still having fun yourself. You can even dress up and snag a few pieces of candy to munch on while you are there.
What are you doing this Halloween? Share your ideas for a fun holiday with us by commenting below!