Adults Only Halloween
5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween as an Adult
If you’re a parent of a young child, then you already know your Halloween plans: You’re either handing out candy, or you and your child are seeking out sugary sweets. For those without kid obligations, though, a “Walking Dead” marathon with the lights turned off doesn’t have to be the only option. These five ideas will get you in the Halloween spirit:
Go to a Real Haunted House
Yep, you read that right. You can go to a real haunted house – not one of those seasonal ones with paid actors (although those are a lot of fun, too). Most big cities offer haunted tours of infamous sites, while some have “haunted” hotels you can stay in. Of course, you’ll want to make reservations as early as possible. Your local historical society may have information on local haunted tours and hotels, but a simple internet search will suffice.
Throw an Adults-Only Costume Party
Who says costume parties are only for kids? Fire up the grill, grab a keg or two, put out some spooky decorations and find some Halloween-themed music for your adults-only costume party. Theme-specific parties are fun, too, but you might get more participation if it’s just a general costume party with a gift certificate going to the best outfit. Depending on how extravagant a party you want to throw, you can also ask neighbors and friends to chip in a few bucks. Make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages, too.
Experience a Haunted Tour with a real Paranormal Sensitive
There are things that go bump in the night. They visit you while you are sleeping and whisper in your ear while you dream. 13 Ghosts Haunted Tour of Savannah is owned and operated by enthusiasts in Paranormal Research, Occult Studies, and Savannah History. Join us as we visit history and haunts throughout Savannah. www.13GhostsTour.com
Make Seasonal Foods and Drinks
Certain foods and drinks automatically trigger holiday memories, the most obvious being turkey and Thanksgiving. Halloween is no different. If a steaming hot bowl of clam chowder or green chili stew served with homemade hot apple cider and pumpkin pie doesn’t get you in a festive mood, then nothing will. Don’t forget about those pumpkin seeds, too – roasted seeds make for a tasty treat.
Watch a Classic Horror Flick at a Drive-In Theater
Ask any kid under 12 if they know what a landline phone, fax machine or a VCR is, and you’ll likely get a blank stare. The same goes for drive-in theaters. Remember watching the original “Halloween” at the drive-in? It probably gave you nightmares for weeks. If you want to relive the experience this Halloween, you’ll have to act fast. Although most drive-ins will show a scary flick on Oct. 31, there aren’t many around. According to the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association, there were only 324 drive-ins left as of 2016.