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Oct 31 2012

Six Ways to Make Halloween Fun as an Adult

Published by at 7:20 am under Editorial

When you’re kid Halloween is amazing.   The concept of nearly every house in your neighborhood giving away candy for an entire evening doesn’t ever really hit home.  You’re adrenaline is pumping so hard that you don’t even have time to process how amazing the concept really is.

So you get out there and you hit up as many homes as you can hoping to land a giant stash of candy that will last for months.   But somewhere in your teens Halloween isn’t nearly as fun anymore.  Once the whole candy thing loses its luster you then turn into adult Halloween mode.   The holiday becomes a bit harder to enjoy.   I guess as a teen you can do mischief night and all that crap but what about once you’re officially older?

You know, like a parent or in your late 20s?  Or even as a grandparent?  What do you do then?  Here are six ways to enjoy Halloween as an adult…..

Go to a costume party

This for all the males out there.   We all know the concept of Halloween being the holiday where women get to dress a little sluttier than normal.  Well, the only way you’re really going to enjoy this is by getting yourself out there and going to a party where you know you’ll see these kinds of women.   Hell, dressing up is fun and you know it.   Just make sure you go as something you’re comfortable with so you’re not itching or are too hot all night.  Then sit back and just watch the talent walk by.

Trick or treating with your kids

This is for all the parents out there.   There truly isn’t a funnier and more rewarding site to see than your child’s bug eyes when they receive candy after candy after candy.   Handing out candy is boring as hell but receiving it is one of the best things in the world.   Get your kids out there and have fun.

Pulling a legit prank on your family or friends

I have to say this is totally worth it.  About 3 years ago I got completely nailed on Halloween by my in-laws.   The pulled an amazing prank on me and my wife.   Long story short they made us believe there was this crazy old guy in their neighborhood who kept hanging around and knocking on doors.   He was clearly an adult who was wearing Halloween masks and such.   Hours later we get a call from them saying they need to come over to our house.   The doorbell rings, I’m upstairs and I hear my wife scream.  It her Uncle wearing a ghoulish mask which scared the living shit out of her.

Pumpkin picking

I don’t care what anyone says.  Pumpkin picking is one of the most fun pastimes out there.

Anything having to do with food

Whether it’s making pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds, orange cupcakes, or pumpking seeds (my favorite), Halloween is a great time to spice it up when it comes to decorative cooking and pigging out.

Go to or watch a parade in New York or New Orleans

If you haven’t seen the Gay Halloween parade in New York City then try to watch it on television.  If you haven’t been to New Orleans on Halloween then I suggest you go at least once.   Bottom line is that these are far and away the best venues to see the most creative costumes.

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