Trick or Treat!
In the last days of October, many people have been waiting for the oh-so-scary “dark” day. Children wearing their costumes, places adorned with various decorations to get that spooky effect, one would think―why celebrate the scary stuff? Halloween; derived from the word “hallow” would immediately led you to think this is some really creepy stuff, wooh! But as eons went by, the beliefs from the “real Halloween” are not followed anymore.
Ironically, despite Halloween being described as such a dark day, this is a day where people of all ages get to enjoy! From wearing your desired scary costumes, pranking and scaring your friends, feeding your sweet tooth from the amount of sweetness served in a day, you’re surely going to have such a “hell of a day.” (yes, it is pun intended.)
October 31st is the day where we celebrate Halloween. I know you probably need some help on what to do on this special day, so here I have a small list of stuff to do on the day! For sure, your Halloween will never feel dull―sprinkling a bit of creativity on this special day, we know you will enjoy it.
First on the to-do list would be, to decorate! Can’t have that spooky vibe without that spooky place, eh? Sticking fake cobwebs on the corners of the ceilings and windows, throwing fake bugs all over the place; easy! But if you’re not fond of buying them fake stuff (since sometimes, it really does cost a lot) you can make your own! You can use yarns to create cobweb-like décor, make cardboard cutouts of tiny silhouettes of scary stuff (e.g. Dracula, Slenderman, etc.) and you can now get that spooky vibe in your place!
How about during the night? We can’t put up those fancy Christmas lights; ruins the vibe of a spooky day. But you know what’s creative and traditional? The making of jack-o-lanterns! Some people love to carve pumpkins with 'creepy' faces. These were traditionally intended to ward off evil spirits. If you are at home on Halloween, it is a good idea to have a bowl of small presents or sweets to offer to anyone who knocks on your door. This will help you to please the little spirits in your neighborhood!
I grew fond of Halloween because of this one thing that I always get when I was younger: SWEETS. Like literally everywhere!! A great decision to do is go to your local grocery, grab random sweets, purchase them and go! Sweets are really necessary for this occasion, because of the famous tradition of “Trick or Treat.”
Children dress up as characters from different childhood stories, knocking on the doors of the neighborhood hoping to receive their share of a treat. Why is it called trick or treat? The trick refers to performing mischief on the homeowners if no treat is given. Make sure to give the little children their treats, hmm…spooky.
I remember when I first had my Trick or Treating, I was wearing a black gown along with a dark veil. It is easy to distinguish who am I dressed as I am the Black Lady or the Corpse Bride. Walking around the mall with my cousins, they also dressed in costumes; we went inside almost ALL the shops just to ask for the treats! The way the eyes of the other kids who were also with us lights up whenever a treat is put on their trick or treat baskets, it was such an enjoyable day. Ah, sometimes I wish I can be young again to be able to do these things without feeling shy.
Whoops, got a bit nostalgic there. Halloween without trick or treat is like Christmas without gifts. That’s why you can never truly celebrate Halloween without doing Trick or Treat. Reach until midnight to do trick or treat; it’s great. As long as you will do it because remember, Halloween is just not the same without it.
So what are you waiting for? Decorate, have costumes, prepare treats and go with friends and family for the trick or treat, you’re now good to go for this Halloween.