Between working and studying, we never seem to set aside time for leisure, for relaxing. Our brains need to be able to switch off and take a couple moments of rest. These Halloween activities are recommended for such leisure times and some are even therapeutic. Welcome to your very own Halloween bucket-list.
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song; a classic lyric from a classic Tim Burton cartoon which must be followed by an evening of pumpkin carving. Supermarkets, small business flower shops and fruit and vegetable stalls have all you need when it comes to choosing your perfect pumpkin. Small, medium or large; you pick what’s right for you. Retailers don’t stop there; they now sell a range of beautiful-coloured gourds, ghost pumpkins and green pumpkins. Carving kits are also available, but sometimes all you need is a sharp knife and spoon to get the job done. This is the time to sit at home, a Halloween movie on in the background and some brewing inspiration into how your pumpkins face or design will look. Therapeutic? Yes.
Brack that tray up
There is full awareness of how the original phrase sounded, but it was only the right thing to do to keep the theme Halloween and spooky. Fall season is the perfect time to get creative with pastries or food and even drinks. Experiment with your pumpkins by adding pumpkin spices or pureed pumpkin into your mixtures. Use your decorating skills and decorative icing to create skeletons and spider webs on top of your cakes or muffins; you have the complete control over this. It’s also the best season to take advantage of getting that ring from the traditional brack and winking at your partner while you slip the ring on your engagement finger.
Horror movies are for ever day of the year, but there’s something incredibly wholesome about watching them during spooky season when you’re eating your spooky delicacies and the carved pumpkins are lit with tealights. There is nothing better than putting your feet up and binging either your favourite horror movie franchise or a family friendly Halloween movie. This is relaxation in its purest form.
Halloween season in Ireland is the best and only time to visit scare attractions around the country and it’s a great activity to do with your friends or brave family members. If you’re an adrenaline fanatic or want to get your pulse racing then there’s two very famous scare attractions that are now open in Ireland; The Nightmare Realm and Farmaphobia. The Nightmare Realm is based in Dublin’s city centre and Farmaphobia in Meath; both frightening and fantastic spots to enhance your spooky season experiences.