I’m going to have to say the atmosphere. With the days growing shorter I enjoy the eerie quiet and stillness of October darkness, as a stark contrast to the lively and warm evenings of summer.
Plus there is just a feeling of fun and all things weird are celebrated around Halloween (and being rather weird myself I very much enjoy this). Not to mention that the comfy clothes and cosy blankets come out, which is perfect to snuggle up under while hiding from a horror movie!
There’s something fun and exciting about being spooked on Halloween, and I think it’s because we get to do it on our own terms, to whatever degree we can handle and can therefore enjoy it! Horror mazes are a good example of this. (Oh and there’s also FrightFest which is one of my favourite UK film festivals.)
It’s a shame that we aren’t going to be able to experience Halloween in the same way this year because of Covid-19 but there are still ways to feel part of it and enjoy the atmosphere. Get involved with my #DuvetGhostChallenge on Instagram and Twitter for some laugh out loud silly fun! You can also get cooking or baking and see what seasonal delights you can whip up. There’s been some really good ideas floating around on how to keep trick-or-treating alive, from putting up spooky posters or pumpkins and parents taking their own sweets to give to kids when they spot one on their socially distanced Halloween walk, right through to having up sweets outside your house as part of the decorations!
So even though we can’t do what we normally would, there are still lots of ways to have fun. Keep an eye on my blog as I’ve got a post coming up where I review a spooky DIY at home escape room...
What are your plans for Halloween this year? I’m going to have a movie marathon with snacks and spoon myself silly!