Spooky season is finally falling upon us just like the colourful Autumn leaves fall onto the frozen ground like confetti. Pumpkins and Halloween décor are for sale in supermarkets and Netflix have released some new titles in time for the month of October. As a fellow Halloween fanatic, preparations have been in place since July 2021; rather early, but when you’re passionate about something there is no shame in embracing it, as the saying goes “Never be ashamed of the strange things that make your little heart happy.” October is here and Halloween is nearing with every cold passing day so whether it be house décor tips or pre-planning for Halloween, let me offer a helping hand!
For the thirty-one days of October, planning out what you’re going to do for the month is a great way to boost excitement and give yourself something to look forward to. Making out a daily to-do list also helps you stay on top of things that you really want to do. Here is an example for you: October 19th could be a cinema visit to see a new scary movie, October 20th could be a visit to a pumpkin patch, October 21st could be a day spent baking Halloween treats and so on.
One simply can’t walk past a display of pumpkins without buying one, two or an entire family of them. Set aside a day or two during October where you can relax at home and spend the day carving your pumpkins. If you’re anything like me, spreading out a blanket on your doorstep and placing your pumpkins on a black bag with your carving utensils while you blare some Halloween tunes is a day well spent.
Whether it be small pumpkin lights, window stickers or Halloween themed plates for your kitchen, one simply must decorate their house in some way to welcome the season of all things spooky. Restrictions are set to lift on October 22nd 2021 and that means that trick or treating and normal Halloween festivities may resume again. This year, with Halloween stock hitting the stores all over Ireland, there has been an increase in the number of people purchasing Halloween decorations for their houses. Halloween 2020 was stolen from us because of the pandemic, but this year people are eager and brimming with excitement to celebrate the festivities once again.
Red velvet cupcakes with decorative eyeballs, spiderweb cookies and voodoo doll gingerbread men all seem mouth-watering, don’t they? When you mix the spooky with the delicious it makes one hell of a scarily good combination. If that list of ideas made your mouth water, then why not put your baking skills to the test in trying some of those at home? All it takes is a quick search online to get a recipe or why not get creative and see what you can make from scratch? Baking, in general, is fun, but when you bake for a specific season, you’ll find that the end result is often much more fulfilling.
It won’t hurt to make one more Spotify playlist, will it? Especially if the playlist is never-ending with Halloween songs and theme songs. You’ll find that it’s quite enjoyable to be researching Halloween songs online, the majority are quite catchy and there’s a lot of well-known ones too like Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Nightmare Before Christmas’s This is Halloween and Lana Del Ray’s Season of the Witch. Spotify provides all of these as well as numerous famous Halloween theme songs from Saw, Halloween, It Follows, The Exorcist and many more. One simply must blare these songs from their speakers or earphones throughout the days of October. If people stare at you while you hum This is Halloween then just start dancing like Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas scene. People won’t be long leaving you alone in your own little world of horror!