Five Frightfully Fun Things To Do This Halloween


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Maya Lange, Staff Writer

Lincoln, Nebraska is home to over 283,000 people. Many of whom love where they live and truly enjoy the size and location of their city, along with the various stores and restaurants in the area. However, there is no debate that life in Lincoln doesn’t include too many things for teens to do, making it a bit harder to enjoy the spooky season. Luckily, there are some spooky things that one can enjoy almost anywhere.

#1: Watch scary movies on Netflix

Although some might see this as a no-brainer, watching scary movies while laying on the couch covered in pillows, blankets, and piles of snacks can truly make the Halloween season something enjoyable for everyone. Whether you’re binging the movies alone or with several other people, it’s a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.

#2: Go to Roca Scary Farm

Roca Berry Farm has been ‘harvesting memories since 1980’ according to their website, and each fall they offer a fun, family friendly daytime experience filled with hayrack rides to the pumpkin patches, go-kart racing, and tons of fun activities throughout the farm. You can choose to go during the daytime for a more relaxed, non-spooky environment, or you can go at nighttime for the farm’s haunted attractions. This consists of the Haunted Hayrack Ride, the Psycho Path, the Haunted Manor, and the Sinister Circus. The farm will be open from Sept. 18- October 31 this year, but on Halloween, the gate will close at 4pm and the farm will not be open for nighttime attractions- so be sure to make it over before then for some fun fall activities.

#3: Carve or paint pumpkins

It can be easy to forget to carve pumpkins with the craziness going on this time of year, but if it’s something you enjoy doing, it can be a really fun and memorable activity for the whole family. Carving pumpkins is something that almost anyone can do (even if it doesn’t turn out to be the best jack-o-lantern you’ve ever seen). However, for younger kids (or people who just don’t enjoy the slimy feeling of pumpkin guts), painting pumpkins is a great alternative, and it can be just as fun and memorable- if not more! Just make sure to put on some painting clothes before you get going.

#4: Make your Halloween costume

Dressing up for Halloween can bring back many childhood memories, and it’s something that everyone can do- no matter the age. Creating a costume can also be a memorable experience- whether you make it from scraps around the house or you head over to your local Wal-Mart and begin piecing different things together to create a look that you love, it’s almost sure to put a smile on your face. Another fun part of this can be purchasing some Halloween makeup (or repurposing some makeup you already have) and watching some makeup tutorials online to get the perfect look to go along with the costume you’ve created. 

#5: Go trick-or-treating

It’s something you never truly outgrow. Whether you’re actually doing the trick-or-treating, you’re taking younger family members, or you’re just answering the door and handing out treats when little kids dressed as pirates ring the doorbell, there’s always a way to participate. And, who knows, maybe you’ll even end up enjoying yourself! 

Whatever you choose to do this Halloween, just remember to have fun and stay safe. Try to make the most of Sunday, October 31, 2021 and don’t forget to make some spooky memories!