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Celebrate Halloween 365 Days A Year With These Fun And Frightening Ideas!

The Halloween season is just around the corner, but it’s not soon enough for many of us! Don’t feel bound by the cooler weather and fall colours – you can celebrate Halloween 365 days a year by incorporating it into your daily life! Looking for some inspiration? I’ve got you covered!

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Talk a walk through your favourite big box stores this month and you will start to see the Halloween spirit emerging in full force. Retailers are embracing the colours black and orange, blood red and creepy green. They are lining their shelves with ghosts, goblins, witches, black cats and a wide assortment of candy.

Before we know it there will be trick or treaters knocking on our door, and then the spooky night will be behind us. Don’t worry, I’ve got great news! You don’t have to keep your love of Halloween confined to the cool months of autumn. Instead, try celebrating Halloween 365 days a year – Under the bright summer sun, in the midst of the Christmas shopping season, surrounded by the beautiful flowers of spring, and more.

The key to making this work is to change the way you look at Halloween in general. It’s not just a season, a specific period of time, it’s a lifestyle! It’s time to start living Halloween every day.

Check Out These Fun and Frightening Ideas to Inspire You to Celebrate Halloween 365 Days A Year:

#1 – Halloween Movie Marathon

This is one that my husband and I have regularly worked into our lives. When we’re feeling the need for a little Halloween fun, it’s time to embark on a Halloween movie marathon! Whether you enjoy the ‘cutesy’ Halloween movies or all things gory, there is something for everyone. Sit down and make a list of all of your favourite movies that remind you of this time of year, and then get started! Watch 1-2 movies each night, or binge-watch over a weekend, whatever your schedule allows.

#2 – Display Your Decorations Year Round

Why spend so much money on Halloween decorations only to limit the time you can show them off? Break free from the notion that these decorations are only for the month of October and leave some (or all) up all year round. How much or how little you choose to leave up is completely up to you! You can go all out, with a cemetery and haunted house vibe or simply leave a spooky welcome mat sitting at the front door.

A word of warning, however, if you live in an area with a homeowner’s association, you may want to read up on any restrictions regarding decorations before you land yourself in hot water.

If you are limited to how long you can leave your Halloween themed decorations outdoors, you can always choose to decorate indoors instead. For example, following one of the latest trends to take social media by storm, I have put up a 3’ black ‘Christmas tree’ in my office that will be decorated for each holiday throughout the year, but with a twist. Consider spooky Easter eggs, zombie bunnies and all things dark.

Related: ‘Halloween-Themed Date Night Ideas’

#3 – Add A Little Spooky Home Décor

The term ‘decorations’ often refers to items that are solely displayed for a specific holiday or use, such as a banner or yard display. However, Halloween can be incorporated on a deeper level into your home. Try adding some fun home décor items that give a nod to the spooky and creepy.

Take a moment to consider what aspect of Halloween speaks most clearly to you. Do you love all things witchy? Are you drawn to skulls or spiders? Whatever it is, seek out home décor items that fit into that style. This may include mugs, bedding, trinkets to display on your shelves or wall art, among other items. The options are truly endless.

#4 – Incorporate Halloween into Your Daily Style

Don’t limit your love of Halloween to just your home. You can celebrate Halloween 365 days a year through your own style choices as well. Consider purchasing some fun graphic t-shirts or tank tops with your favourite Halloween sayings or a nod to your favourite movies. You can also purchase spooky-themed leggings, dresses, skirts, sweaters or shoes. This includes those with cobwebs, spiders, skulls, monster, black cats or witchy designs. There are no limitations, after all, it’s your personal style!

You can also incorporate your favourite time of year through your makeup choices, the way you colour or style your hair or, more subtly, with some fun accessories. If you work in a location where you can’t outwardly display your love for Halloween, a simple necklace or bracelet is a fun way to stay true to your love for the holiday in a way that isn’t as obvious to those around us.

#5 – Create a Halloween Playlist

We create playlists for road trips, housework, and in the office, so why not create one with your love of Halloween in mind? Many songs are typically associated with the holiday such as the Monster Mash and Thriller, but don’t stop there! Search out any song referencing the spooky or creepy side of life. Add to that the music from your favourite Halloween movies and you can rock your love of the holiday regardless of what you’re doing. Folding laundry and washing dishes are a lot more fun with Marilyn Manson’s rendition of ‘This Is Halloween’ playing in the background!

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#6 – Carve Something Untraditional

A big trend that has been dominating the internet this year has been the option of expanding your carving to more than just the traditional pumpkin. Choose something fitting for each season and add your own spooky flare. Are you looking to make a fruit salad for a summer BBQ? Why not scoop out that watermelon and turn it into a Jack-o-Lantern to add a spooky spin to the event? Other examples that have surfaced include pineapples, melons, peppers, oranges, apples, and various types of squash and gourds! You are limited only by your imagination.

One great resource that we have discovered and embraced at our house is the website Pumpkin Pile. Here you will find a wide variety of free printable pumpkin carving patterns to take your jack-o-lanterns to the next level. Categories include the more traditional Halloween graphics as well as cartoons, sports, superheroes, video games, celebrities and more. If you are interested in supporting the page, they do provide a link to their own Amazon store but also suggest donating to World Vision in return for their free service.

#7 – Whip Up Some Halloween Themed Meals or Snacks

Finally, food is a great way to embrace any holiday, and Halloween is no exception. It doesn’t matter if you are throwing a full-blown Halloween themed party or just making something to enjoy at home. Spooky drinks and menu items are a great way to embrace your love of the holiday. Some examples that I have seen including jack-o-lantern shaped pot pies, creepy deviled eggs, spider web pizza and mummy meatloaf.

Don’t just limit your Halloween love to the main course. There are a wide variety of spooky baked goods and creepy cocktails at your fingertips on Pinterest.

Do you celebrate Halloween 365 days a year? If so, I would love to hear how you incorporate your love of the holiday into your daily routine in the comment section below!

47 thoughts on “Celebrate Halloween 365 Days A Year With These Fun And Frightening Ideas!”

  1. I personally love spooky themes in my house, but since moving in (over a year ago) we’ve barely decorated for a number of reasons. My only wish is to have the house semi-decent for this years Halloween!

    1. We’ve been in our current house for 3 years and are still working on getting everything ‘just right’, so I totally understand that!

  2. These are some interesting ideas.
    How about planning a costume party at work on any random day of the year.
    You can also celebrate all the other holidays anytime you want.

    1. That’s a great idea, especially if you work with a bunch of other Halloween lovers!
      I agree, you definitely can celebrate any holiday – Halloween just happens to be my favourite lol

  3. I love the way you listed the halloween tips! It makes me more exciting to have spooky party time with like-minded people! My favorite is carving 🙂

    1. I’m a fan of carving too – You really should check out the website I listed with all the templates. They have some pretty amazing options on there!

  4. Halloween isn’t at all a thing where I’m from (beyond getting dressed up and going clubbing), but I do personally love taking that night and making a horror movie marathon out of it.

    – Laura // afinnontheloose.com

  5. I love Halloween and this post has made me look forward to October! I love the ideas you have for celebrating Halloween all year round – especially the carved watermelon, such a great idea! But I’d worry that if I celebrated Halloween all year round it would lose its novelty value for me and wouldn’t seem so special in October any more. I may incorporate some of these ideas during the Halloween season though!

    1. I can say, from my own experience, it definitely hasn’t. I do leave some things for the Halloween season, personally. For example, I don’t leave my outdoor decorations out in full force all year, although I may leave a thing or two here or there. Therefore I still get the excitement of decorating and going all out in that way. Plus, I truly love seeing all the trick or treaters and that’s still only during October!

    1. I can’t wait to start decorating the one that I picked up! It’s going to add such a fun element to my home office!

    1. The Nightmare Before Christmas is my all-time favourite movie! I totally understand your sister’s obsession!

  6. These are all such good ideas for celebrating Halloween all year round! Especially the watermelon jack o’lantern! So cute! I feel like I don’t celebrate Halloween all year round, but I always seem to be gearing up for it all year. Though I do watch horror movies all the time, Halloween or not. Such a fun post! I’ll have to start incorporating more of these Halloween ideas year round!

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

  7. I love that photo of the jack-o-watermelon. I already do have a spooky home decor it’s a “piggy” bank skull that looks realistic, and it hangs out by my TV. Halloween music is one of those holidays that you can listen to the music year around like I love the music from A Nightmare before Christmas.

  8. Yes! I love this post Britt. Halloween has always been my favourite holiday and can’t wait to see UK stores get their stock in. ? These are some great ideas to keep celebrating throughout the year. I have bat, spider web and dinosaur themed tights that come out for comic con and some festivals. Often have skulls dotted around my home and love a Halloween playlist – I’ll often have Ghostbusters blasting out of my car’s speakers. ?

  9. What a creative post Britt!! My sister and I like watching the old classic Halloween and Friday 13th films throughout the year. I enjoy a good skull ring with my ootd, feel like it brings out my rockstar side to fashion?. I really like the tip about making spider web pizzas, never tried that before. I agree with you, changing the way you see Halloween makes it easier to celebrate it more throughout the year!!

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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