4 Ways an Adult with No Kids Can Enjoy Halloween!

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It’s that time of year – FALL, more specifically –

 

HALLOWEEN!

 

I love Halloween. I have a sneaking suspicion that my love for this holiday coincides with my love of candy (this can be confirmed by the ample amounts of chocolate in every crevice of my home). But aside from the candy aspect, I love baking anything Halloween related – cute cupcakes, spooky cookies and devilish brownies – all of it: sign me up.

So, Gina, is there anything you love about Halloween that isn’t food related?

Valid question! I mean, yeah, not much, it’s mostly a food related love.

For the past several years, I have spent Halloween in Washington D.C. with my best friend. Her and I accidentally dress up as cats each year, despite our best efforts to put together an incredibly unique costume. This year, I am spending Halloween at home, which makes me sad because, not only am I missing out on time with my best friend, but I am also missing out on a fun filled Halloween yearly getaway to one of my fave places. 

Because of this, I have challenged myself to figure out ways to enjoy this Halloween.

I don’t have children, no young family nearby and am not in an environment surrounded by kids – that being said: the whole Trick-or-Treating thing can be done, but it will likely make me look extremely creepy. 

So, what do you do when you do not have kids in your life but still want to embrace the Halloween spirit? It can be tough, but I am here to help with my list:

4 Ways an Adult with No Kids Can Enjoy Halloween!

Number 1: Get in the Spirit!

Just because you are an adult with no kids does not mean that you cannot deck the spooky halls with boughs of cobwebs. If you have a home with a front yard, make it scary! Or at least throw a pumpkin on your front porch. Let the people (like, your neighbors?) know that Halloween is nearing and you are here for it. Decorate something at work, put some Halloween themed items inside of your home, throw a Halloween bowl on your desk at work – fill it up with candy and eat it all yourself.

 

What? There aren’t kids around to eat it…

 

Number 2: Engage in some Halloween-esque Activities!

If you search specific Halloween activities in your area on the internet, odds are, you will find plenty of cool stuff to do. Don’t feel like searching? Don’t worry, I’m here to help! Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Farms, Apple Picking, Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Painting – essentially anything involving pumpkins. Do the stuff that would seem really odd to do at any other time of year, such as carving a scary design or face into a fruit and displaying it proudly for all to see!

Side Note: how many of you know that pumpkins are fruits? I definitely did not know this until about 3 minutes ago.

Number 3: Throw or attend a Halloween Party!

Number 3 on the list is way more fun without kids around (says a 30-something, unmarried, kidless, dog-mom, wine enthusiast). If you have the means and/or space, throw a Halloween Party! There are so many fun games, contests and treats to be had at a Halloween themed event! You and your friends, loved ones and/or people you invite simply so you are not sitting by yourself at your own Halloween Party, will all dress up and enjoy spooky festivities. Don’t feel like throwing a party or don’t have the space to? Start being likeable around mid-September and there’s a pretty decent chance you will be invited to a party hosted by someone else!

Number 4: Relax!

Relax: you’re an adult on Halloween who doesn’t have to take anyone Trick-or-Treating. Enjoy this! Grab a friend, significant other, pet and/or a cozy pair of PJ’s and settle in. Throw on a scary movie, turn down the lights, get comfy, make sure there is ample wine and candy surrounding you and CHILL! What a fun excuse to do nothing but enjoy the evening, scare yourself with something other than your student loan statement and indulge in some fun sized candy bars and (not so fun sized) glasses of wine.

BONUS: Halloween Reminder…

Halloween is whatever you want it to be. Some people don’t celebrate or are just not into it and that is okay. But if you have a former, present or hidden love of Halloween – have fun with it! There’s only so many occasions where you can consume your weight in chocolate while dressed up as a pirate, so happy hallowSCREAM! (hehe)

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Star
    October 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Happy halloscream!

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      You too Blowseph!!!

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    Jessica
    October 19, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Halloween is definitely not just for kids! These are great options!

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Definitely not! Thanks Jessica!

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    Melissa
    October 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Fun ideas! We are almost at the stage where our kids are out of the house, so this can apply to us empty nesters as well.

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Absolutely! Transferrable to many lol!

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    Jacqueline Marie
    October 19, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Some great ideas here! I know I have just as much fun carving pumpkins as my kids do 🙂

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks! I feel like a lot of the kid-friendly activities are Gina-friendly activities too, so you aren’t alone! haha

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    deanna
    October 19, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I love this time of year! I watch as many scary movies as I can during this season.

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Me too! That’s one of my favorite parts!

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    moparprincess22
    October 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Great ideas. I have daughter now so we make sure it’s kid fun too lol

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      The best thing about Halloween is so many of the activities and ideas can be tweaked for whichever audience you are aiming to please!

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    hardwick1107
    October 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I made Halloween themed cocktails last year and we had a blast!

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    Monica at Lucky Mojito
    October 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Halloween is a great holiday even when u don’t have kids. I love the party idea. Have fun! I’m taking the kids out trick or treating. I would love to go to an adult only party.

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      It really is and thanks! Have fun with the kids trick or treating – I will be envying your candy haul! lol

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    LauraBelle
    October 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    This is my favorite time of year and favorite holiday. I love love love Halloween parties.

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Yes! I love this time of year also – great time for a party!!

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    Jamie Nicholls
    October 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Super cute post and great ideas! This would be much better for me than eating all of my kids trick or treat candy!! LOL

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Haha, Jamie, please take comfort in the fact that one of the top reasons I would like to have a child someday is the trick treat candy that would be available to me!

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    Anitra
    October 19, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    My favorite is number 4, relax! Both of my daughter’s are too old to go trick or treating, so relaxing on Halloween is perfect!

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Definitely! Enjoy your relaxing Halloween!!

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    elizabeth Miller sliwa
    October 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    It’s not just for the kids, for sure! Have fun!

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      Gina
      October 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks for reading Elizabeth!

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    Cerin
    October 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Great ideas! I think I did most of these before kids 🤔

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    Kourtney
    October 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    These are awesome ideas! My hubby and I always had a good time on Halloween pre-kids. This all would be a lot of fun!

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      Gina
      October 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Kourtney!

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    Lisa
    October 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Great ideas! I liked to have a pumpkin carving parties before having kids. We’d invite friends over, have food and drinks, and tables set up carving. It let me be festive and keep up on one of my favorite traditions: pumpkin carving!

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      Gina
      October 20, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      What a fantastic idea – kids or no kids! This is definitely something I want to try out. Thanks for sharing Lisa!

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    Amber
    October 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Halloween parties are so much fun! Great list!

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      Gina
      October 20, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      I agree! Thanks Amber!

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    Monique Medina
    October 26, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Great advice for enjoying Halloween, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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      Gina
      November 11, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks for reading Monique!

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