Like many souls out there, Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. I love everything about it, from the scary movies, to the decorations, and the legends… and, of course, the candy! Halloween brings back memories of my middle school years, when we used to dress up as actual witches to go trick or treating! These days, adult Halloween costumes have gotten a bit too short, won’t you agree? But – I am not here to talk about Halloween costumes, I’ll leave Party City to tell you about their top ten female costumes.
Ready to spook the neighborhood children? I am ready to steal candy from my nephew’s trick or treating bag!
As one of the best days of the year approaches, here is a list of interesting Halloween facts that will keep you on the verge of your seat!
- Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas!
- Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
- Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween
- Halloween has been around for 6.000 years
- A full moon on Halloween is extremely rare – though a common trope in horror movies and Halloween decorations with witches flying across the full moon. This will not occur until 2020. We’ve got some time, folks!
- Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
- Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
- Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
- There really are so-called vampire bats, but they’re not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
- “Halloween” was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget.
What are your plans for this upcoming Halloween?
In case you’d like to throw a last minute Halloween party and you are looking for VERY last minute party favors… we’ve got you covered!
Check out our Pinterest Board for a little inspiration! Got something in mind? Let us know! We’d love to help you craft personalized party favors for your upcoming Halloween bash!