Hello monsters, vampires and ghouls. Have you prepared the pumpkins, the pies and the bat soup?
Now that we’ve covered the night’s menu and discussed the best Halloween costumes, let’s see how you can impress your friends this year. We’re discussing roasting some funky pumpkin seeds, making a pumpkin Tetris and even candy exchanging strategies and tactics.
1. Roast spicy pumpkin seeds
Were you really going to throw away all those delicious pumpkin seeds you’re left with after carving your scary Halloween pumpkin? What about roasting them with spices? Just wash and rinse them, then sprinkle them with salt, pepper or paprika, curry or even honey and bake for 15 minutes over medium heat. Yum!
2. Print a couple of awesome looking trick or treat bags
Make your own trick or treating bags with this free printable from Lula Louise. You only need a printer, a pair of scissors and a bit of tape or glue.
3. Hack a pumpkin to play Tetris
Ok, maybe this one is a bit more complicated to make without previous arduino and soldering experience but wouldn’t you want to have a pumpktris on your porch this Halloween? Nathan Pryor, the designer of this stem controlled, fully playable, pumpkin embedded Tetris posted a step by step tutorial on his blog.[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PCp5xk-9Qo[/youtube]
4. Hang your last decorations
Halloween is all about getting creative! Instead of purchasing boring decorations and having your house end up looking like everyone else’s, make your own eco-friendly spooky crafts, like this recycled milk jug skeleton.
5. Become a better candy trader
You might be tempted to think candy trading is a fun, innocent, Halloween activity. With this super complete candy trading guide from Ze Frank we suggest you think again. Best strategy: try trading sweet and sour mini snacks for full sized caramel and chocolate ones.[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGdYhmFH-DQ[/youtube]
What about you? Are you trying anything new this Halloween? We’d love to know 🙂