How to have a not-so-spooky Halloween

By Angelina Herrera

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Although we see a lot more attention paid to the scary and spooky side of Halloween, there are plenty of people who would prefer a more relaxing October holiday. 

So, if you are one of those people who like to celebrate this thrilling holiday without the frights, here are some events to do with your friends and family.

Fall festivals include many festivities like petting zoos, parades, face paintings, arts and crafts, pumpkin patches, contests/games, and food. Also, fall festivals are held throughout the months of the fall season. You can attend one anytime you like from September to November. The fall festival at Underwood Family Farms is only a half an hour away and has fun for adults and children alike.

After you’ve picked some pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, there’s the quintessential Halloween activity: pumpkin carving. Pumpkin carving might take time but is exciting to do with family and friends. Carving a pumpkin can add decoration to your porch or make for good backgrounds for picture taking. 

If you’re feeling bold, Tik-Tok offered a new trend of putting a carved pumpkin over your head as a mask and then taking pictures.

If you’re staying home for the holiday, you can do a Halloween-themed bake-off with friends and family. See who has the best Halloween-themed cupcakes or cake. Who can use pumpkin in the most unique way? The bake-off can result in a reward like a little trophy, candy, or money. A bake-off can help you make so many new memories and be reminded of old memories too.

Now with some baked goods and much candy around the house, end the night by gathering with friends or family and get cozy to watch some classic Halloween movies. Movies like “Hocus Pocus,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Frankweenie,” “Corpse Bride,” and many more will help you get in the Halloween spirit.

So if you are that person that doesn’t like to be scared, but still wants to celebrate the day in a not-so-spooky way, these ideas might give you some hope and fun throughout your day to celebrate with your friends and family on Halloween.