Halloween Starter Pack

by Sarah Newman

Halloween is this month, and to guarantee you have the best Halloween ever, make sure you have everything in this Halloween Starter Pack!


  1. Candy


Halloween isn’t Halloween without candy!!! And whether or not you’re going to go trick-or-treating, you’ll need some candy on October 31st. Try candy corn (a classic), or if you’re a chocolate person like me, you can’t go wrong with Kit-Kats, Reese’s, Hershey’s, Snickers, and Twix. For those of you who have a sweet tooth, there’s always lollipops, Starbursts, and Skittles. And if you want to change things up a bit, caramel apples are always a good option.

2. A Costume

There’s nothing like a costume to celebrate the holiday. Buying a costume is fine, but the real stars are those who make their costumes! Get creative! It’s the one day of the year where you can be ANYTHING you want to be. Plus, group costumes are a thing, so gather your friends a parade around the neighborhood together.


3. Movies


Nothing says Halloween like movies. Remember Halloweentown? I know I do. Binge watch the whole Halloweentown series if you want. Horror movies like The Ring will do just as well (unless you get completely freaked out by movies like that).Then maybe watch Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie… Just kidding! You should all (re)watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, my personal favorite.


4. Spooky Stories

Just imagine sitting around the campfire with your friends, in the woods at night, telling each other scary stories. Sounds fun, right? Maybe you don’t have to be in a creepy forest to do that! Wherever you are, scary stories are fun to tell, and they’re even more fun to make up. Have a competition with your friends and see who can make up the best story.


5. Decorations


Whether it be at home, at school, or in your locker (who am I kidding? Hardly anyone uses lockers), decorations can spice up the place and give it a seasonal feel. Take a trip to the craft store and load up on Halloween-y decorations. From fake spiders to skeletons, the possibilities are endless. On your lawn, set up tombstones. On the bushes, cover them with fake cobwebs. And if you’re feeling a bit crazy, buy one of those inflatable pumpkins or ghosts, and voila, you have the coolest house in the neighborhood!!!!


6. Halloween specials


In this day and age, a lot of people don’t watch TV (I have to admit, I can’t even remember the last time I watched live TV). But remember those Good ‘Ol Halloween specials? And remember Halloween Wars on the Food Network? That’s where it’s at.


7. Memes


I don’t know about you, but since October 1st, I’ve had Spooky Scary Skeletons on loop. Don’t judge. Plus, if I’m in the mood to listen to music AND celebrate Halloween, what else am I supposed to listen to? These are the things you have to consider.


And there you have it! Just remember to have fun, eat some candy, and spend time with friends. Happy Halloween!