How to Have a Sophisticated Spooky Season


Halloween is here. Although it is a holiday pitched more towards children, plenty of adults love to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Spooky Season. With that being said, adult life is already haunting enough as it is. There are plenty of ways to have a fun Halloween that do not involve wearing a hot dog costume and fighting the neighbor’s kids for candy. Here are some of those ways.

Attend a costume cocktail party, or throw your own. There is nothing quite like the combination of a vibrant social event and the creative air of Halloween dress-up.

The possibilities are endless in the way of costumes, and they make a wonderful conversation starter. Tossing in a contest for best costume may encourage guests to bring their best presentations to the table. If that seems too broad, centralizing costumes around “The Roaring 20s” or other themes can add coherence and flair to an otherwise chaotic event. For a full list of party suggestions, visit www.

Have a movie night in. For the introverted Halloween fanatics that cringe at the idea of ruining their holiday with socialization, this option offers far more in the way of comfort. Curling up by the fireplace with a loved one, pet, and pumpkin cookies is a timeless way to indulge in Halloween classics such as The Nightmare before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Halloween, or The Shining. The atmosphere will be completely dependent on the movies that are selected, so pick carefully. A relaxing night in could turn into a thrilling horror marathon for those that are looking for an adrenaline rush.

Uphold holiday traditions. Not all of these traditions are just for doorbell ringing, squealing Trick-or-Treaters. Decorate pumpkins, bake fall treats, mix festive drinks, or have an authentic Samhain celebration (if you are into that sort of thing). There are many other ways to celebrate Halloween that are not limited to mature enthusiasts. The only requirement is a little creativity.