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How to Celebrate Halloween All Month Long

For a die-hard fan like me, Halloween is a year-long celebration, but for most people, it’s only a month-long celebration. Here are some tips from your local Halloween expert on how to celebrate the best and spookiest time of the year.

Decorate Your Space

What better way to get in the spooky mood than some decorations? Fake cobwebs are only a buck or two, and a set of five miniature pumpkins are $3. Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive if you’re looking in the right places! I found a small decorative bust of Dracula at Goodwill for only $1! Even if your space or wallet is small, there are still plenty of ways to creatively decorate.

Make a Halloween Playlist

Nothing gets me in the mood for Spooky Season more than the sound of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or Rocky Horror Picture Show’s “Time Warp.” Add some cool tunes and put it on shuffle as you walk to class or take a shower. That way no matter where you are, you can listen to spookiest songs all the time!

Watch Some Halloween Movies

‘Tis the season for some awesome flicks! If you’re like me, sometimes you prefer the less scary stuff like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Hotel Transylvania, Hocus Pocus, or The Addams Family. While those are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit, if you’re looking for a real fright, try watching The Sixth Sense, The Conjuring, or Halloween. Grab a bag of popcorn and a warm blanket, and you will feel the spooky vibes in no time!

Bake Halloween Cookies

Pillsbury’s Ready to Bake cookies have all kinds of cute little designs on them from pumpkins to ghouls to Scooby-Doo! If cookies aren’t your style, try some cupcakes or even some cinnamon rolls. Baking not your thing? Grab a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks! Is it basic? Yes. Will you feel the Halloween spirit so it’s totally worth it? ABSOLUTELY.

Read Scary Stories

Prefer to read? Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft are classics for Halloween season. Some other works to put you in the Halloween spirit include Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Amityville Horror, or really anything written by Stephen King. Whether on the bus to work or late at night in bed, these books will really give you the creeps!

For someone who enjoys chronic napping, Katie Crane still manages to stay busy between two part-time jobs, 18 credit hours, and majoring in both History and Anthropology at the College of Charleston. When she's not doing any of that, you can probably find her shopping at the local farmer's market, playing Overwatch, or coping with the stress of college life by watching Buzzfeed Unsolved.
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