Halloweekend 2016 is finally here. We've rounded up a list of activities to get you in the spirit (plus some non-Halloween events for some relief from the hubbub).
1. Have a happy Halloweekend
There are plenty of holiday festivities going on this weekend. Here are a few to get you started:
- If you still need a costume, better get on it quick! Here are the trends this year and some Halloween hair ideas that might spark some inspiration.
- Get in the holiday spirit at these haunted houses, corn mazes or pumpkin farms. Here’s an even bigger list of ’em.
- Plan your trick-or-treating route. Seattle is the 9th-best city for it, after all.
- Head to a Halloween Roller Disco.
- Make some spooky (but actually really cute) Halloween snacks.
- Watch these classic horror films and TV shows, or read some spine-chilling books.
2. Celebrate Día de Muertos
The Mexican holiday, also known as Day of the Dead, emphasizes the cycle of life and death and is said to be the time of year when our deceased loved ones and ancestors are nearest to us. You can celebrate it this weekend (though the actual holiday is Nov. 1 – 2) around Seattle with traditional music, dance, food and likely some really awesome face paint.
3. Expand your palate
Looking for restaurant recs? Food writer Bethany Jean Clement has your back. Here’s where she recommends eating for a spicy experience, date night and business dinners. She also suggests taking a little dining road trip to Vashon Island. There, you can find some of the best of old and new restaurants on the quiet, sometimes quirky island, which some statistics say is the most liberal community in America.
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4. Catch some celebrity sightings
5. Cook with the nutrient-rich pumpkin
These orange gourds are good for much more than jack-o’-lanterns and pumpkin spice lattes. Here’s how to make good use of the nutritious squash.