It’s the spooky time of year – a time for costumes, creepy decorations, and plenty of sweet treats! But what do you do if alcohol is off the menu this Halloween? Don’t worry – it’s still possible to make this October 31 one for the books without any booze.
Here’s how to create a sober yet spooktacular celebration you and your friends will never forget. From creative costume ideas to scare contests, we’ll show you all how to have an unforgettable night free from alcohol – which means no burping or booing (at least not from overconsumption). Let’s get our creep on!
Decorate your home with festive, spooky decorations like pumpkins, ghosts, and spiders
As the leaves change and the air becomes crisp, it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home for Halloween. Whether you’re throwing a ghoulish party or simply want to add some spooky charm to your space, there’s no better way to do it than with festive decorations like pumpkins, ghosts, and spiders.
With a little creativity and imagination, you can transform your home into a hauntingly delightful space that’s perfect for the season. So break out the glue gun and get ready to have some fun with your décor!
Get creative with costume ideas that don’t involve alcohol or drugs
Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year, but the pressure to come up with a creative costume can be overwhelming. While many may turn to alcohol and drugs to lower their anxiety and increase their creativity, there are plenty of options that don’t involve substance use.
You can take inspiration from your favorite movie or TV show, recreate a scene from a book, or even make your own costume from scratch. It’s important to remember that the most memorable costumes don’t necessarily involve extravagant clothing or over-the-top makeup.
With a little bit of imagination, you can come up with the perfect costume that’s both fun and safe. So, start brainstorming and let your creativity run wild this Halloween!
Host a Halloween movie night or game night– no booze necessary!
Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. If you’re looking for a fun and sober way to celebrate with your friends, you can host a Halloween movie night or game night. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your loved ones, enjoy some tasty snacks, and get into the spooky spirit of the season.
You can all dress up in your favorite costumes and turn your living room into a festive Halloween haven. There are plenty of classic horror films and party games that you can choose from that will ensure a fun and memorable night. So why not skip the booze and focus on the good, chilling fun this year?
Invite friends over to carve pumpkins or make jack-o-lanterns together
There’s nothing quite like getting together with friends to celebrate Halloween and embrace the spooky spirit of the season. One beloved tradition that’s perfect for group gatherings is pumpkin carving–or, for those who prefer to take it up a notch, making Jack-O-Lanterns!
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time carver, there’s something magical about crafting your very own ghoulishly grinning pumpkin. And when you do it surrounded by friends, swapping tips, sharing laughs, and sipping on warm cider, it’s a memory you’ll cherish for years to come.
So gather your pals, stock up on carving tools, and get ready to unleash your inner artist–it’s time to carve some pumpkins!
Make some tasty Halloween treats like pumpkin bread or candy apples
Pumpkin bread is a classic autumnal dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. The warm, fragrant spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger pair perfectly with the subtle sweetness of pumpkin puree for a delectable treat that everyone will love.
Another classic Halloween treat is candy apples. These sticky and sweet desserts are the perfect combination of tart and sugary flavors. They are also incredibly fun to decorate, making them a perfect activity for the whole family.
Whether you prefer the warm, comforting flavors of pumpkin bread or the tangy sweetness of candy apples, there’s no doubt that these Halloween treats are sure to delight.
Have a “scare contest” – who can give the best jump scare without using any props?
If you’re looking for a fun and spooky way to spend your time with friends or family, then consider having a “scare contest.” The rules are simple: see who can give the best jump scare without using any props or special effects. It’s a thrilling and hilarious way to test your acting skills and see who can really pull off a convincing scare.
Whether you’re a horror buff or just looking for a silly way to pass the time, a scare contest is sure to bring some excitement and laughter into your day. So gather your friends, turn down the lights, and let the games begin!
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The spirit of Halloween doesn’t have to be an excuse for relapse or a trigger for comorbid issues. It can instead serve as a reminder of how far you’ve come and how much progress you’ve made while in recovery.
From wearing creative and fun costumes to decorating your house, to attending virtual na/aa meetings with friends- there is no one way (or one light!) to navigate Halloween as a person in recovery. So have fun, stay focused on making that progress, be mindful if something does become a negative trigger—and most importantly enjoy the holiday that lies ahead!
And remember, even if things get tough over the next week or so, Evolve Indy is always here if you need support. Happy Halloween!