alloween is a holiday most people can get behind. What's not to love about dressing up, eating candy, and, in some cases, getting the heck scared out of you at a haunted house? When you have kids, the anticipation triples. Little ones looking forward to gathering candy is its own force.
But there are some caveats that come with getting yourself and your loved ones ready for a marathon trick-or-treating session.
Getting costumes together is one thing. But now, experts are remind us to not get too enthusiastic in trying on clothes and accessories in Halloween shops and superstores. Because you may end up bringing home something scarier than Dracula. Allow us to explain...
There's a lot to love about the spookiest holiday of the year.
Halloween has gigantic appeal to businesses and consumers alike. Sure, there’s the totally commercial aspect, but it’s hard not to get totally psyched about a day that encourages us to throw parties and deck out our houses like something out of a Stephen King novel. Nothing like channeling a little macabre Martha Stewart.
It's also a great occasion to celebrate pumpkin everything.
Pumpkin isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the beloved gourd does take center stage in the month of October. We get to eat pumpkin-flavored desserts, drink pumpkin-spiced lattes, carve jack-o-lanterns — and line ’em all up on the front porch.
And then there's the sugar.
Like many holidays, Halloween centers around the mass consumption of sugar. It’s even totally acceptable to knock on strangers’ doors and beg them for free sugar. Yes, candy in all its forms is totally welcome on October 31. And if you’re a really smart parent, you take those kiddos trick-or-treating and then horde all the Reese’s when you get back.
Did we mention dressing up? Because it's awesome.
The universal draw of Halloween for kids and adults alike has to be the costumes. It’s totally OK if a kid wants to spontaneously dress up like Superman to go to the grocery store on a normal day. But October 31 is the only day it’s acceptable for adults to run around dressed as zombies. Or zombie hunters. (It’s all about personal preference.)
And, of course, we love to scare the crap out of ourselves.
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a few scares thrown into the mix. We love scaring other people and ourselves. It’s prime time for turning off the lights and watching horror movies until we’re pretty sure we’re not going to be able to sleep that night. And if you’re super brave, paying to go to a haunted house is where it’s at.