Scary movies, bags of candy, and the chance to dress up as anything your heart desires? It’s finally October, and I’m ready to sign up for all the spooky, scary, fun parts of Halloween. If you look forward to Halloween all month like I do, you’ll want to dive right in and start making preparations for the big day right now. After all, the lead up to Halloween can be just as much fun as the day of.
Best Buy’s blog prepares you for Halloween
This year we’re kicking off Halloween with a post on the Spookiest games to fright and delight this Halloween. Check that out if you’re just as excited as I am about Sir Daniel Fortesque’s return in the new PS4 Medievil game.
We’ve also got some great posts on Halloween Treats and Eats, a look at how to make candy apples, and a fun overview on How to Celebrate Halloween. There’s a lot of great articles on Best Buy’s blog right now to help you prepare for Halloween, and while you’re reading, here’s 5 Halloween ideas you can use right now to have your best Halloween yet.
Halloween ideas for your house
Adding a string of police tape, some witches, a cauldron, and a ton of pumpkin will add a festive Halloween atmosphere to any yard, but the best way to add a spooky feel to a yard is through smart Halloween decorations like Philips Hue.
One of my favourite Halloween ideas for decorating: once you set up your outdoor smart lights, open up the Philip Hue app and tap “Explore” and “Apps we like.” You’ll find different Halloween scene options, and you can even sync your lights with music to get a really scary effect. My favourite app is Hue Haunted House.
You can also added your own spooky music to your yard by placing Bluetooth speakers in the shrubs or hiding behind your outdoor decor.
Choose what types of gross and scary food you’ll make
It’s so fun to create Halloween food with a shock factor. Intestines made from dough, dip with eyeballs floating, and drinks that will give you a bit of bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble if you have one too many: there are many different recipes you can try for Halloween that you won’t stop at just one. Your kitchen will become your laboratory where you can create a whole table full of great dishes that will scare and satisfy your Halloween party guests.
Select your scary movies
Don’t save the scary movies just for Halloween night. October is the perfect month to do a Halloween movie marathon right in the “safety” of your living room. Choose from the greatest Halloween movies of all time and set one to stream once or twice a week on your big screen. By the time Halloween rolls around, you’ll remember exactly why you’ve always been terrified of the names Mike, Freddie, and Jason.
Make your Halloween treats
When the trick or treaters come to your door, what will you give them? October is a great time to try making candy apples to give out to your favourite ghosts and goblins. You can create them with chocolate, caramel, or sugar, and they can be as spooky or as sweet as you’d like. It’s a great way to get kids excited about Halloween too because along with planning their costumes, they will also love to decorate candy apples, cakes, and cookies long with you.
Plan your Halloween evening
There are so many options for a fun Halloween night. You could head out to a Halloween party, dress up and go trick or treating with the kids, or just turn off your lights and stay in. A night in with a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn, a terrifying 4K movie to finish up your month of scary slasher movies, and the odd bump in the night will all make for a perfect Halloween.
If you follow through with all of these Halloween ideas, you’ll be more than ready for a scary and fun Halloween night. If you’re ready to be scared right now, check out all of the Halloween items you can find on Best Buy.