With Samhain/Halloween drawing ever so close, I have decided to share thirteen things you can do to make your celebrations both pagan and non-pagan(for those of us in the broom closet) unforgettable.
- Set Up an Ancestor Shrine - Ancestor Altar - whether Pagan or not this is the perfect time of year to honor our ancestors. it does not have to be anything elaborate just put out some pictures and/or mementos of your loved ones who have passed - On Halloween/Samhain light a candle and meditate on your ancestors.
- Decorate your lawn - Get your yard ready for all the trick-or-treaters. make it sweet or spooky what ever you do have fun with it.
- Host an all-night horror fest - Rent some movies, invite your friends over, order some takeout, and prepare for a long night of frights.
- Have a dumb supper - This explains it better than I ever could
- Go on a haunted House/ghost tour - most area's have something like this just Google haunted tours in your area.
- Have a Halloween/Samhain party - Whether it's for children or adults have fun with it get in costume bob for apples and dance under the moon.
- Build a bonfire - If there are no fire bans in you city, state, or town have a bonfire, throw on some of you favorite Samhain Incense and enjoy.
- Take a child trick-or-treating - there is nothing more fun than taking a child trick-or-treating, have fun with it and maybe let your inner child out to play.
- Carve a Jack-O-Lantern - Let your creativity come alive and have fun with your design, and if your doing this with the kiddo's tell the story of Stingy Jack(history of the jack-o-lantern)
- Reflect on the past year - As this is the Witches New Year do what you would do on the(secular, Jan.1st) New Year, reflect of the past year and set goals for the new one.
- Have or attend a seance - If your going to do this yourself please read this first.
- Tour a corn maze - This has always been a big hit with my family, they are always fun, just don't get lost.
- Start your own Halloween/Samhain traditions - just like any other holiday have fun with it and start your own traditions with your family.