I know there are a lot of people that just don’t like Halloween for one reason or another. I get it. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I think I have a way for everyone to enjoy this holiday; really truly enjoy it. Here is some advice for people who have yet to find enjoyment in Halloween.
If you don’t like the gory side of Halloween, you probably aren’t lining up to go see the new Halloween movie. You also probably flip the heck past the horror films on TV. There are plenty of mild movies that cater to you. My top picks include the Halloweentown series, Twitches (Disney throwbacks), Hotel Transylvania, Hocus Pocus, and Coco. All fantastic movies. Coco isn’t a Halloween movie, but is fitting for the time of year as it is based on Day of the Dead which is Nov. 2nd.
If you love to cook, Halloween is a great time to take advantage of creative recipes. You can turn marshmallows into ghosts, and pretzels into spiders. Honestly, the possibilities are deliciously endless. If you need inspiration, the food network has plenty of amazing ideas and I would love to come to your Halloween parties if you make any of these tasty treats.
Halloween has a rich history. It is so fascinating and I got so into it that I volunteer myself to make someone else’s college project about it. I would urge you to google Samhain and seek out scholarly sources. It’s so cool to learn about the evolution of this holiday. It isn’t as dark and spooky as you would think. Samhain was really a harvest festival and people would dress up to scare away the spirits who were thought to ruin their crops. All the spooky zombie, Frankenstein, and vampire stuff came much later.
Have you been searching for motivation to amp up your workout? I find that listening to spooky stories really inspires me to pick up heavy things. When I listen to these types of stories, I lift heavier weights and run a little faster. I’d like to be a little harder to mess with and that’s the inspiration that works. I binge listen to Mr. Nightmare on YouTube if you’re looking for some solid content.
First, a little shameless self promo. This Halloween I wrote a fun spooky (PG rated) short story. Part one is up now and part two is coming on Halloween! Also, I’m sure I’ve talked about this before on the blog, but Uprooted is a great high-fantasy book that I highly suggest if you enjoy the magical fantasy side of Halloween. It’s not exactly ghouls and goblins, but it’s sorcerers and dark forests. It’s not for kids, but it’s great for those who want a little bit of the mystical side of Halloween without being scared.
If you still don’t like Halloween, please leave a comment below and state your case. I’m interested to hear why you don’t like this magical time of year. I promise I won’t bite… like a vampire.
Until next time,
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