Halloween has once again arrived, and sure we all would be getting ready to feel the presence of the Holiday. Now we can all grab our favorite costumes, of whatever design, person, monster, or hero we like. Everything you need to feel the presence of Halloween would be stated in this article below.
What is Halloween About
Halloween, less commonly known as AllHalloween, All Hallow’s Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a holiday that is recognized and celebrated in plenty of countries on the 31st of October, the eve of the western Christian feast of All Hallow’s Day.
One theory stated that a lot of Halloween traditions were influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, which is believed to have pagan roots. Some went further to suggest that Samhain may have been Christianized as All Hallow’s Day, along with its eve, by the early church.
Other Academics believe that Halloween started solely as a Christian holiday, being the vigil of All Hallow’s Day. Celebrated in Ireland and Scotland for centuries, Irish and Scottish immigrants took a lot of Halloween customs to North America in the 19th century, and then through American influence Halloween had spread to other countries by the late 20th and the early 21st century.
What You Need on Halloween
If you want to dive right into Halloween and enjoy the holiday to the fullest, you need to know what to purchase and what you need for the holiday. Usually, Halloween is associated mainly with scary themes and costumes, so here we would be diving deep into what we need to kick off the Holiday.
Food and Drink
First off, Food is usually a great idea for the holiday. Especially for those that would be getting guests or trick-or-treaters. So, what you need when it comes to food includes:
Candy and Loot Bags
Set out glass jars loaded filled with different types of candies and mini scoops, and allow your guest to fill their own goodies bags to take home.
No Halloween party is ever complete without a Spooky punch.
Napkins, Plates, Utensils, and Tablecloths
Make sure to keep a stash of all these essentials in colors and patterns that would match your scheme. A festive covering would make your everyday tables party-set immediately.
Make sure to count your platters beforehand in other to make sure that you have more than enough space for all your party treats. Try creating a list or labeling each of the dishes using a post-it note or masking tape to keep track of which food goes with which platter.
Beverages and Cups
If you would be serving alcoholic drinks, plan on three to four cocktails per guest for a two-to-three-hour party. And make sure not to skip adding some alcohol-free and fun for the teetotalers and kids in your group.
Serve tons of savory items in other to balance out all that Halloween sugar. To reduce stress, make as many items as you can before time.
This is really important. Cupcakes and cookies are for guests to eat and fun to decorate for Halloween. For even more holiday spirit, make pumpkin cupcakes and decorate them using candy corn.
Setting up the Scene
Green guests with a lineup of these lighted hosts on your stoop or porch
Pumpkins and decorative gourds
You can display these in clusters all around your home. Try different ways of dressing up your pumpkins _ Spray them using metallic paint for a golden glow or use chalkboard paint to make faces or write messages.
Fake Cobwebs and Spiders, Paper Bats, Balloons, and other decorations
You can choose to hand cobwebs and spiders in the corners of your rooms and allow bats and banners dangle right from the ceiling, and make use of festive or frightening décor to create the right atmosphere.
Scatter tons of votives in your whole party, and make them vary in height and sizes together. Display a candelabra for a dramatic flair.
Get yourself a Playlist full of some amazing songs. And most importantly, you really need to get some spooky songs to make the theme of the environment feel spookier.
You can choose to Play Some Classic Horror films in the background to put your guest in the mood. You can play movies like “Friday the 13th”, “Naturally” and more. You can also go with less frightening movies like the Addams Family and more.
With all these Listen items and Foodstuff, your Halloween should be right on its way to awesomeness. The holiday is truly special and you definitely would not want to miss out on the opportunity to get the best out of it.
Best Halloween Gifts
Some of the best gifts to get your friends and family for the Halloween holiday goes way beyond typical candy bars. If you have a friend obsessed with the holiday, there are some really special gifts that you can get them that they would like, and below I would be stating some of those very interesting gifts for you.
Halloween Countdown Calendar
These calendars would help them keep count of just how much sleep they would be taking before Halloween. This calendar would surely remind them of the holiday so, it is a great gift.
Hocus Pocus Sweatshirt
There are some Halloween movies as loved as the Hocus Pocus Movie. If you have a friend or family that is a fan of the sequel, this Sanderson Bed, and breakfast sweatshirt is great for a gift.
Horror Characters Wooden Spoon Set
Seeing as it is Halloween, your friend and family would prefer to stir them with their Scary Movie Character.
Skull Ice Mold Set
This novelty ice mold serves up skull-shaped whisky stones that would make any cocktail feel a lot more bone-chilling.
Halloween Rock Painting Kit
This Halloween Rock Painting Kit Makes a Cute Kids gift, and it comes with paint, googly eyes and rocks. Once kiddos paint the rocks, have them “Boo” the neighbors by leaving them close to your mailboxes or right on your doorsteps.
Skull Print Throw
This black-and-white skull throw blanket is woven right from 100% cotton, so it comes as cozy as it is creepy.
Skull Stemless Wine Glasses
This frightful fistful of booze all thanks to its spooky skeletons available on this set of two stemless wine glasses.
Wild Witchcraft Book
This book offers you lessons on growing a herb garden and it includes recipes for salves and more.
Bubble Blower Wand
If you have got kids or younger ones that would be going trick or treat after dark, they would really fancy and light-up wand that doubles as a bubble blower, which is a great way to keep kids safe at night.
Skull Candy Bowl
you can fill this skull-shaped bowl with your favorite candy.
What is Halloween and why do we celebrate it?
Halloween’s Origins can be traced all the way back to the ancient Celtic festival recognized as Samhain, which took place on November 1 in contemporary calendars. It was said that on that day, the souls of the dead would return to their homes, so people would dress in different costumes and lit bonfires to ward off spirits
How Old is Halloween?
A lot of scholars agree that Halloween as we know it originated about 2,000 years ago when Celtic people in Europe celebrated the end of the harvest and the beginning of a new year in a festival called Samhain.
What day is Trick or Treat?
October 31st is the day when people go trick or treating thanks to Halloween. And currently, Halloween is just right around the corner meaning that it is time once again for trick or treat.
Why is Halloween So big in America?
Why has Halloween become really popular? To begin with, Halloween is a very social Holiday. It offers kids of all ages a chance to get together, not only with family and friends but with strangers also, for fun and frolic. It is one of the few nights where you could actually get something nice and free for just asking.