Don’t wanna party? Here’s what else you can do today for Halloween in Toronto

Halloween is the time when people tend to get crazy and party all night, no matter their age or beliefs. If dressing trashy and getting wasted isn’t in the cards for you this year, we’ve resurrected some pretty decent Halloween ideas that are great alternatives to hangovers and life choices you’ll regret on November 1.

Host a horror movie night

It almost seems like a staple for Halloween, but people don’t tend to do these as much as they should. A great way to have a quiet night (besides the screams!) with your friends is to rent a bunch of horror movies, from the old (Nightmare on Elm St, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Exorcist) to the new (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) and have a long night of laughs and yelps. Get some blankets, pillows, snacks and friends and have a great night that won’t cost much and won’t leave you hungover and tired the next day.

Visit a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins

Nothing brings a friendship or family together like going for a messy stroll through a pumpkin patch, finding a great pumpkin or two, bringing them home and carving them up. Not only will you be able to get out and have a great time (and maybe stop for some hot chocolate!), but you’ll also stretch your creative muscles with your crew and make some wicked carvings to show off on Snapchat. Invite a bunch of people and make a little contest out of it – winner gets a bottle of wine!

Fireside ghost stories

Even though it’s wet and cold outside, don’t discount the great outdoors when you’re thinking of what to do for a great night of fun! Get some cider or cocoa, a nice campfire and have everyone telling ghost stories like you were 12 again. It may seem a bit childish at first, but you’ll quickly get caught up in the moment and have lots of fun. Improv and showmanship are key here, and you and your friends will be able to flex both of these muscles to their fullest!

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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