Just because it’s a popular holiday doesn’t mean that celebrating it has to be overly complicated. Popular holidays can have so much peer pressure and marketing surrounding them that it can sometimes feel easier to give in than it does to just enjoy a simple holiday. With costumes, candy, parties, and decorations crawling into every inch of your life, Halloween is no different. Even though Halloween is my favorite holiday, we typically try to keep it simple. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite low-key ways to celebrate Halloween and the fall season in general.
5 Things to Eat
- This ginger miso butternut squash soup screams fall festivities to me.
- I’ve never had pumpkin seeds, but if I did it would be these cinnamon honey roasted pumpkin seeds. Don’t they sound delish?
- Turn any cookies into Halloween cookies by adding googly eye sprinkles.
- This pomegranate and blackberry lemondrop makes for one spooky (and delicious) cocktail.
- Perfect for fall when the weather is cooler, here’s how to make perfect s’mores.
5 Things to Do
- Go for a drive in search of Fall foliage. Hint: It usually changes first at higher elevations, and if you’re in California, check out the fall color report here.
- Have a spooky movie marathon complete with olive oil and rosemary popcorn. My personal family-friendly-ish favorites are The Nightmare Before Christmas (on Netflix!), Hocus Pocus, and Beetlejuice.
- Plan a trip somewhere that includes creepy sight-seeing. On our trip to Paris we visited the Catacombs.
- Did you know some places offer graveyard tours? Here’s a great list to get you started.
- Decorate a no-carve pumpkin, like this amazing floral moon one. Don’t feel like pumpkins? Arrange some ghoulish flowers instead like I did (see featured image).
For more of my favorites, check out my fall holidays pin board!
What are some of your favorite simple ways to celebrate Halloween?