Halloween Fun Activities
Some Halloween fanatics genuinely enjoy shelling out hundreds of dollars on candy and decorations and spending the evening passing out Twizzlers and compliments to costumed neighborhood children on October 31. Others turn their porch lights out and hide out in their darkened homes. Still others issue a passive aggressive protest by handing out apples, pencils or toothbrushes.
Some new parents can’t wait to stuff their newborn in a cute animal onesie to troll the neighborhood for candy their baby can’t eat. Others begrudgingly follow their kids to their neighbors’ houses knowing already that they’re going to end up eating half the candy or throwing it away in a few days. And still others plan parties or other activities to avoid trick-or-treat altogether.
Whether you fall into one of these camps or not, you’ve got to admit that the ritual of dressing children in costumes and parading them through the suburbs to ask for candy from strangers is antithetical to the “don’t talk to strangers” lesson and certainly runs counter to “don’t take candy from strangers.”
We suggest that you go bowling instead.
Here are a few reasons why bowling is better than trick-or-treating:
- Regardless of the weather conditions, it will be comfortable and dry in the bowling alley.
- You don’t have to buy a costume, but you can wear one if you want. Bowling alleys are judgment-free zones.
- The snacks are way better.
- Ice Cold Buckets of Beer.
- You won’t have to carry any kids that get tired from walking. They can just sit down.
- Bowling burns calories. Granted walking around does too, but walking around eating candy? Not so much.
- You won’t have scream, “Remember to say thank you. Did you say thank you??! This is the last house if you forget to say thank you!” or feel judged as a parent when your kid forgets to say thank you.
- Full bar.
- You won’t have to struggle not to eat your weight in mini-chocolate bars for the next week so it’s a win for your waist.
- It’s cheaper.