Halloween is the only holiday of the entire year that truly inspires adults and kids’ imagination by encouraging the weirdest and most eccentric Halloween costumes for the numerous Halloween parties. The more outrageous a Halloween themed party is, the better. Halloween is the one holiday that is devoted to spooky fun!
It used to be that Halloween was reserved for the kids, and their Halloween themed parties at school indulges and trick or treating at night. However, a lot more adults are now calling Halloween their favorite holiday too. But why? Well, Halloween is an excuse to dress up in scary costumes and have some fun with their friends. It has also developed into the perfect family holiday because children and their parents can enjoy time together. They can have fun while carving a Jack O’Lantern out of a pumpkin, transforming the yard into a spooky haunted house complete with Halloween style graveyard, creating their own Halloween costumes, or planning a terrifically terrifying Halloween party.
Where Did Halloween Originate? A Brief History of Halloween
The name, Halloween, is derived from “All Hallow’s Eve.” This is the name given in several European countries, including Ireland, to the night before “All Hallow’s Day,” or “All Saint’s Day” on November 1st. This evolved, over time, from “All-Hallow-Even” to “Hallowe’en,” and finally to the spelling we recognize today of “Halloween.” The celebration of Halloween on October 31st started as an ancient Celtic celebration, known as “Samhain,” which signified the end of summer. The Celts lived in parts of Britain and Northern France over 2000 years ago. They believed that goblin, witches, and other dark spirits came out on Samhain and would accompany the souls of the dead, in the form of ghosts, to visit the places where they had lived.
To ward off the dark spirits and witches, the Celts lit fires. They left food and lanterns to welcome the dead’s souls and wore masks and costumes in celebration. Nowadays, Halloween is more associated with more modern traditions such as ‘Trick or Treating,’ Halloween parties, and Halloween costumes. Kids look forward to collecting their Halloween candy in countries all over the world. Halloween night is celebrated in many countries with Halloween themed parties and games, imaginative Halloween costumes, delicious Halloween recipes, and fantastic Halloween themed displays.
Halloween Themed Parties, Games, Crafts, Food
There is no doubt that Halloween themed parties have a magical air about them. There is such a wide selection of Halloween party themes that you can choose from that you are sure to find one that will make celebrating the holiday both spooky and fun for adults and kids alike. Some of the most popular Halloween images surrounding Halloween themed parties include bobbing for apples, caramel popcorn balls, creepy Halloween decorations, and a bowl of ghoulish green punch garnished with floating spiders and frogs. Halloween themed parties are the perfect way of creating a Halloween night to remember.
There are so many ideas for decorations that you can adapt for your own Halloween party, including Halloween crafts and games, Halloween costumes, drinks, and Halloween recipe treats. For example, some ideas for Halloween costumes for kids could include Jack O’Lanterns, black cats, werewolves, skeletons, ghosts, witches, or monsters. A more adult Halloween themed party could have a more sophisticated ‘Day of the Dead’ style, excellent Mexican food, or a Halloween masked ball with devilishly delicious Halloween desserts. You do not need to spend a lot of money to have a Halloween themed party. It can be as intimate as you like, and you may want to invite a few friends over rather than hold a vast Halloween bash.
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