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Halloween Activities for Teens: What to Do If You’re Not Trick or Treating

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Although Halloween is fun, at some point you will reach the teenage years where your friends suddenly decide they are too old to trick or treat. At the same time, you feel like it is a night that you should be doing something enjoyable as opposed to sitting in. However, you are still too young to drink and probably do not drive. What can you do on Halloween evening?

  1. If your friends enjoy dancing, you can always throw a masquerade dance party. You can use a sound system for music and ask friends to being a dessert or appetizer.
  2. If your friends are interested in making money, send out neighborhood flyers offering to take children trick or treating for cash. Some parents may have spouses away and will not be able to give out candy and take out their children.
  3. Host a Halloween scavenger hunt. Invite friends over and divide them into teams. Each team must find Halloween related items within a specified time period. Items should not require driving, but they can require going outside. Furnish each team with a bag and a digital camera. Ideas may include: (a photo of a parent and child wearing similar costumes, a witch’s hat, a stuffed cat, something Harry Potter owns, a pumpkin that is small, a gourd, a Halloween book, and so on.) Try to list about twenty-five items.
  4. Consider hosting a mystery who-dun-it party. Many online companies offer complete kits. Many are between twenty-five and forty dollars and have teen themes. The whole game will come right to your computer and is easy to print off. Just send out the invitations and each guest will come as a character. A typical game takes two to three hours.
  5. Go to the movies or host a scary movie flick night with your friends. Provide popcorn and refreshments while everyone enjoys the show.
  6. Consider volunteering with your friends on Halloween. Non-profit organizations may be delighted to have teens help out in costume for Halloween. Contact local organizations in your area or try looking at a volunteer website to get ideas in your area. You can also volunteer to work at a haunted house.
  7. If your friends live close by, they can have a progressive dinner. They can go to one house for appetizers. They can go to another house for pizza or sandwiches and a final house for dessert. (Who knows? Maybe you will all pick up a few treats on the way as well.)
  8. Host a karaoke party. Give out sheets to rate the singers. Give extra points to anyone who sings a Halloween themed song.


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