Friday I’m In Love: Halloween Edition

Halloween haunted house

Spooky doorway to a Halloween-season attraction in Fort Worth, Texas

Haunted houses, costume parties, ghost walks, horror movie marathons, pumpkin carving contests, you name it. Halloween weekend is here! What’s your favorite way to celebrate?

Halloween seemed to really sneak up this year, didn’t it? If you’re like me, and waited until today to sort out a plan and a costume, don’t panic. It’s not too late! Here are lots of last-minute ideas.

Buffalonians, here’s Step Out Buffalo’s list of the best Halloween events around town. (And, the best Halloween parties, too.)

If you’re throwing your own party this weekend:

• To set the mood, a Halloween playlist.

• Some festive Halloween dinner ideas.

• Delicious Halloween cocktails for the adults!

• Followed by chocolate bark Halloween brownies for dessert!

• A list of horror movies to play for your guests.

Studio DIY’s life-saving roundup of DIY costume ideas. See ya at the craft store!

Advanced pumpkin carving templates for those who can’t draw, like me. (Let’s be real, I doubt my carving skills are advanced enough to do this despite the template. But I’ll give it a real effort!)

I hate haunted houses (way too chicken), so this one is definitely too scary for me. Would you do it?

Whether you have kids with allergies, or leave your light on for trick-or-treaters, here are some great tips for keeping Halloween allergy-friendly.

Ok, this is a Christmas thing technically, but Stranger Things sorta fits into the Halloween theme, right? This Peanuts version of Stranger Things is so good.

Whatever your plans, I hope you have a safe, fun, and perfectly spooky weekend!

{Image: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.}