“Boo-tastic” ways to make this year’s Halloween fun for the whole family

October marks the official start of the holiday season and kicking things off is Halloween. If you’re undecided on a costume or are planning to get your ‘spooky’-on with scary decorations for the house and yard, Goodwill is the place to be for great costume ideas, festive home décor and so much more. Here are a few ideas to help you, your family and friends have a “Boo-tastic” Halloween.

The last thing you want to do is throw any old thing together and call it a costume simply because you waited until the last minute. If you’re planning to be fabulous, now is the time to start shopping for what you’re going to wear and Goodwill is here to help. Use our costume generator to create a unique Halloween look that’s sure to WOW the trick-or-treaters! https://www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/shop/store-promotions/

Invite the entire family over the night before for a Halloween themed dinner, some pumpkin carving and who knows maybe play a few games like bobbin’ for apples or some ‘ghoulish’ style board game. Deck out the house with orange lights, cobwebs, glow-in-the-dark candles, scarecrows, and don’t forget the ghostly music playing in the background (preferably Michael Jackson’s Thriller). Not only will creating this family tradition be a fun way to celebrate Halloween, but it’s also a great way to bond and create life-long family memories and traditions.

Join forces with your neighbors and host a Halloween block party. Also, try organizing a neighborhood contest like yard decorating or set up a haunted house on your street for the entire neighborhood to enjoy. You may even want to set up a projection screen for a backyard horror movie marathon including Halloween snacks like “bite-size eyeballs, bat cheese balls, hot pepper mummies, spooky spider cookies, graveyard chocolate cheesecake dip and of course, candy.” (see the below reference for the snack idea recipes) Make new friends and strengthen existing relationships when you and the entire neighborhood celebrate Halloween together.

Visit this month’s featured store (the Batesville location) also, take an additional $5 off your purchase when you visit www.goodwillbargains.com for your downloadable coupon valid only at the featured store Batesville 1348 State Rd. 46 East Batesville, Indiana 47006 https://goodwillbargains.com/locations/

And remember, ‘when you’re done with it, do good with it’ by donating not only your gently used clothing and household goods, but also cars, boats, motorcycles and RV’s to Ohio Valley Goodwill https://goodwillcars.com/ to help veterans and individuals with disabilities go to work. For more information about where to donate your vehicle, hit the link. https://goodwillcars.com/donate/find-a-designated-drop-site/


Alisha Tyler
Fashion Advisor






Woman’s Day Staff., (July, 2018). 30 Super Cute Halloween Snacks to Get your Party Started. Womansday.com Retrieved from https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/g2500halloween-snacks/