By Christa Protano
The pumpkins are starting to creep out, which means that the Halloween decor can’t be far behind. Whether you prefer to celebrate fall’s most wicked holiday with a friendly-ghost approach or an all-out fright fest, here are five ways to make the most of October’s biggest night.
1. Pour a Spine-Chilling Sip
Every special event deserves its own signature cocktail, and a Halloween movie marathon is no exception. Gather some friends, your favorite spirit (alcoholic, that is), and Jason Ward’s Chilling Cocktails and start getting creative with the tequila. You’ll also find recipes for tasty party snacks inspired by some of Hollywood’s most terrifying films. Did somebody say “Redrum”?
2. Color Your Scares Away
Adult coloring takes on a grotesque and creepy vibe with the Horror Glow in the Dark Coloring book. Not for the faint of heart, 90 devilish illustrations, such as misty graveyards and eerie ghouls, give new meaning to the Dark Arts. Perforated pages make it easy to tear out 24 glow-in-the-dark scenes, so you can spook your housemates when the lights go out.
5. Hail the Pumpkin King
Fans of Tim Burton’s iconic Halloween-inspired film can bring to life the creepy world of Jack Skellington and friends with just a few art supplies. The Nightmare Before Christmas Sticker Art Puzzles and Word Search & Coloring Book will keep movie buffs busy from Mischief Night all the way to Christmas Day.
3. Feed Your Brain
If word games are your thing, this Halloween-themed book will satisfy your obsession come fall. Full of haunted word searches and pages of witches, goblins and monsters to color, Spooky Coloring Book & Word Search will give you a mental boost and a good fright too.