If you don’t know how you’re spending the holiday, but you want to do something fun, here are a few ideas to inspire you to make some memorable last-minute plans.
Celebrate Halloween from Home
One of the easiest ways to plan a predictably fun Halloween is to rent and watch your favorite themed movies. If you’ve already seen Hocus Pocus, Casper, and The Nightmare Before Christmas in the last few weeks, pull up old Halloween episodes of your favorite TV shows. Pick up a six-pack of your favorite beer and other fall treats, invite some friends, and enjoy a low-key night from the comfort of your apartment.
Shop Halloween Events in Your Area
If a night spent screening Halloween flicks sounds like a lackluster way to spend All Hallows Eve, celebrate with others at an event. Browse regional event calendars for details about festivals and parties in your area that don’t require advanced registration, get your costume ready, and have a fun night out. Some serious celebrations to look into are the Little Five Points Halloween Festival in Atlanta, Halloween Magic on Northalsted in Chicago, and the West Hollywood Carnaval in Los Angeles.
This one is for Halloween lovers and haters alike. If you’re all about the holiday, take a trip to a nearby city where you’ve heard Halloween is a big deal. If you live in a Denver apartment, you have three wonderful options in Aspen, Beaver Creek, and Snowmass Village. Each of these mountain towns goes all out for the holiday. Delray Beach, just a half-hour drive from AMLI at Ibis, is known statewide for its family-friendly Halloween celebration. If you’re up for a longer trek, Winter Park near Orlando is also known to take its celebrations seriously.
If you don’t care for Halloween, skip the holiday altogether by camping or staying in a cabin somewhere you’re unlikely to receive many trick-or-treaters. Since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, you can skip town for a day, night, or even the entire weekend.
Just because you haven’t made plans doesn’t mean it’s too late for you to enjoy the holiday. If you’re ambitious enough, you could probably even throw together your own party at the last-minute. Think about your ideal Halloween, briefly consider your options, and choose to celebrate in the way that makes the most sense for you.
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