Scare Up Some Fun for Halloween
As adults living alone or in a place that doesn’t “do” holidays, Halloween can be boring. No kids in cute outfits at the door, no jack o’lanterns decorating the doorways. No boxes of candy beside the front door to sneak a few treats. Boo!
Fear not, Halloween lovers! There’s still time to gear up for some fun, and we’re happy to provide you with a few ideas that don’t require hours creating fancy costumes or decorating.
- Carve cute jack o’lantern faces into a sweet potato or a big turnip and enjoy the activity and the fun, just as if you had emptied out the insides of a 30-pound pumpkin. Take pictures of your creations to save them or share with friends. Don’t waste your hard efforts, either. Afterwards, you can cook and then eat your lanterns!
- Watch some great Halloween classics on TV, a streaming service, or arrange a movie night in the common room of your building. Fun movies like Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler, or The Nightmare Before Christmas from Tim Burton are dark classics that you can enjoy without getting scared to death. Of course, if you’d prefer a good fright, there are plenty of movies at your disposal. Prepare some Halloween treats to go with the movie, and you’ve got a celebration on your hands.
- Go for a drive and check out all the great displays near you – some neighbourhoods are decked out more for Halloween than any other time of the year!
- Challenge yourself to eat themed food for the entire day. You don’t have to limit yourself to sugary junk either. Try soups made from squash, or some simple carrot sticks. If you want to go all out, you can bake shortbread cookies with almonds shaped to look like witch’s fingers and really get into it!
Happy Halloween from all of us at Elder Move!