As children, Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. You get to play dress-up, and then grownups you don’t even know give you tons of candy while your parents watch your back. Besides the random house that gave out raisins or erasers, it didn’t get much better than that.
But then you woke up one Halloween and realize you’d grown out of it. Now you have to buy your own candy and kids are now showing up at your door trying to get some of your candy that you bought. The nerve!
Halloween is a different game as an adult. You can put on a costume, but where do you go? You can’t trick-or-treat anymore—correction—you shouldn’t trick-or-treat anymore. Are you supposed to go to a bar? To the mall, perhaps? (You know you’re always welcome at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.)
But if dressing up and going out into the big bad world is no-go, it’s okay. You’ll learn over time that throwing your own Halloween party is the best way to roll. Here’s what you’ll need.
Head to your nearest Target, Wal-Mart or dollar store and clean out the tacky Halloween aisle. Orange twinkling LED lights, inflatable spiders, life-size skeletons, pumpkin pails, light-up haunted house figurines … you get the idea.
Using Kool-Aid or lemonade as a base, it’s really up to you what Spooky Punch is. Depending on what kind of party it is, throw some alcohol in there and shout, “Someone spooked the punch!” It’ll be a hit.
Fill up some latex gloves with water and stick them in the freezer. You’ll have creepy ice hands floating in your spooky punch all night.
Chances are you have a few go-to scary movies. Now’s your chance to force your favorites on your friends (in the background, without sound, of course). A few suggestions: Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Shaun of the Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd, Edward Scissorhands and, well, basically anything with Johnny Depp.
Trip down memory lane
Track down some of your favorite and most embarrassing pictures of you and your friends from Halloweens past. They’ll be good for a laugh and are an amusing reminder of who you really were in 9th grade.
We don’t suggest actually playing “spooky” music, but maybe some songs with scary themes. Songs like Thriller, I Put a Spell on You, Zombie and Monster Mash should start you off on the right track.
Halloween brings the kid out in most of us, so why not incorporate some classic kid games? May we suggest a Mummy Wrap Race, an Eerie Piñata, Bobbing for Apples or the ever-popular What’s in the Bowl?
You’re going to get hungry with all of these shenanigans, which is where Fuzzy’s Taco Shop catering comes into play. Contact your local Fuzzy’s to get your Halloween feast set up today. Or if you want a field trip, bring the party into your nearest Fuzzy’s instead.
You won’t be alone.