best hallloween yet

Scary movies, bags of candy, and the chance to dress up as anything your heart desires? It’s October, and I’m ready to sign up for all the spooky, scary, fun parts of Halloween. If you look forward to having the best Halloween all year 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 the big day can be just as much fun as the day of.

Best Buy’s blog prepares you for Halloween

If you need ideas for Halloween, we’ve got a few here. Spookiest games to fright and delight this Halloween, and we’ve got some great posts on how to make candy apples. After you check those out, here are 5 ideas you can use right now to have your best Halloween yet.

1. Halloween ideas for your house

samsung halloween projector

You can welcome trick-or-treaters to your home by adding a few decorations. A string of caution tape, some witches, a cauldron, and a ton of pumpkins will add a spooky atmosphere to any yard. For me, the best way to add a scary feel to a yard is by using smart lights like Philips Hue. 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 scary scene options, and you can even sync your lights with music to get a really scary effect. My favourite Hue app at this time of year is Hue Haunted House. 

You can stream spooky music in your yard by placing Bluetooth speakers in the shrubs or have a few hiding behind your outdoor decor. You can also set up a projector in your window and have it display scary faces or ghosts as they walk past the window.

2. Choose what types of gross and scary food you’ll make

Halloween treats KitchenAid

It’s so fun to create Halloween food with 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 find, you won’t be able to stop at just one. Start planning for the big night or a party by choosing recipes and gathering your ingredients. Your kitchen will become your laboratory where you can create a whole table full of great dishes that will scare and satisfy your party guests.

3. Choose a few scary movies

scary stories for best HalloweenDon’t save the scary movies just for Halloween night. October is the perfect month to do a 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 the big day rolls around, you’ll remember exactly why you’ve always been terrified of the names Mike, Freddie, and Jason.

4. Create your Halloween treats

Once you have your recipes, it’s time to start creating. October is a great time to try making candy or caramel 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 because, along with planning their costumes, they will also love to decorate candy apples, cakes, and cookies with you.

5. Plan for safety on Halloween night

Trick or treating is the highlight of Halloween. Who doesn’t want to haul home a big bag or pillowcase full of candy? To stay safe during trick or treating you’ll want to make sure your kids are supervised by an adult or they travel in groups. It’s also a good idea to sort and check your child or children’s bag of candy before they dive in. Take a look at 5 tips for having a fun and safe Halloween for more ideas on how you can keep your kids safe on the big night.

If you’d like more ideas, take a look at all of the articles Best Buy has to help you prepare for Halloween.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag


  1. Scary stories…. I like to feel the adrenaline! October is really the best month for such things! If you are a fan of hitting your nerves, especially if you are alone at night, you do not want to sleep, and the computer is already turned off, why not read scary stories?

  2. I would definitely love to see the joker costume this year, atleast the after hitting of joker movie you know, let see and thanks for getting some ideas I would surely try some…

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