October is synonymous with Halloween. From witches and warlocks to ghosts and goblins, October 31 is a day of celebration and superstition. Whether you’re throwing a grown-up Halloween party or trick-or-treating with the kids, it's the perfect time to indulge in some spooky fun.
First, for a bit of Halloween history: The day began as an ancient Celtic festival, marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, when the Celts believed spirits of the dead returned to Earth. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as All Saints’ Day to honor all saints and martyrs; the night before was called All Hallows’ Eve, or Halloween. Over time, it evolved to be the festive, kid-friendly holiday we know today.
And what’s Halloween without the perfect costume? From scary to silly, there are countless options for Halloween costumes for kids. Children love to dress up as their favorite superheroes or TV characters; let them get creative! And of course, make sure you’re ready with plenty of Halloween treats and candy for all your trick-or-treaters; coming home with a pillow sack full of sugar-coated treats is the best part of the holiday.
But Halloween isn’t just for kids! Host a haunted soiree in style with sophisticated Halloween decorations and decadent treats for all of your friends. For those you like a little Halloween horror, a Halloween movie party would be the perfect way to get a good scare. You can’t go wrong with the classic Halloween film franchise which follows the blood-thirsty, maniacal Michael Myers on a murderous rampage through a small town in Illinois. Happy spooking!