13 Ways to Enjoy Halloween as an Introvert

Halloween is the best holiday. Don’t believe all the Christmas Hype or the St. Patricks day propaganda, Halloween is where it’s at. It can, however, be a stressful time for introverts if you don’t have the right strategy. Parties, trick or treating, and pumpkin patches can all cause an unhealthy dose of social anxiety. That doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate in style. That’s why I’ve put together these 13 ideas for how to enjoy Halloween as an Introvert.

13 Ways to Enjoy Halloween as an Introvert

1. Stay Home and Hand Out Candy

Handing out candy is one of my favorite Halloween traditions. There’s no need to socialize for long periods of time, and let’s face it, kids in costumes are adorable. You also get to binge eat candy and relax for the evening.

2. Have a Horror Movie Marathon

I’ll admit, I love horror movies year-round, but Halloween is the most fun time to watch them. Something about the already spooky atmosphere makes watching scary movies so much more fun. You can watch alone, or host a small gathering with a few close friends, either way, horror movie marathons are a great Halloween Tradition.

3. Have a Harry Potter Marathon

While we’re on the subject of movie marathons, what better time to watch movies about the Wizarding World? I’m happy to watch Harry Potter any time of year, but if you’re looking for a fun Halloween movie marathon, and you’re not into Horror flicks, then Harry Potter is always a top choice. If you’re into having a few friends over, you can even have a themed party, there are a ton of great recipes for Potter-themed cocktails and foods. Dressing up in your house colors is a ton of fun as well.

4. Make popcorn balls

Snacks and candy are essential for your Halloween festivities, and popcorn balls are something I fondly remember eating as a child. This is a great option if you have kiddos because popcorn balls are easy to make and they will love helping you. If you really want to get into it, you can dress up in aprons and chefs has as well!

5. Make Candy Apples

Another Halloween staple is candy apples. When I was very young, when it was still acceptable to give out homemade treats, I remember being so excited to get Candy and Carmel apples when I was out trick or treating. The practice of handing them out has obviously gone by the wayside, but making them for your friends and family is still a fun tradition!

6. Host a Seance

If you’re a bit of a paranormal/metaphysical junkie like myself this is a great option. It’s great for introverts because you only need a small group of people, and you’re not tied down to an all-night affair. You can have a full-blown seance with a crystal ball, or a more light-hearted affair with an Ouija board. Either way, you’re sure to have a fun night with friends.

7. Host a Small Themed Party

Invite over a few friends for a costume party, a witches brew, or a murder mystery dinner. A small themed gathering is a perfect alternative to a large party for those who have social anxiety or just want a more relaxed evening.

8. Read a Steven King Novel

If you’re wanting to avoid the public altogether, you can always turn out your porch light and hop into bed with a good spooky novel. Now, of course, there is a multitude of authors that fit the bill, but I find none quite match the quality of Steven King. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Halloween as an Introvert.

9. Carve Pumpkins at Home

Another good option for those with families is carving pumpkins. Kids love to help pull out the seeds and get a little messy, at least mine does. There are a ton of fun patterns available for those who want to get a little artistic. Pumpkins are reasonably priced and this activity can lead to hours of fun for the whole family. If you’re not excited about the carving, you can always paint your pumpkins as well!

10. Roast Pumpkin Seeds

The second best part of carving the pumpkins is roasting the seeds! When you’re finished you can admire your pumpkin art and snack on some tasty pumpkin seeds. Not only do they taste good, but they’re a healthy alternative to all that Halloween candy.

11. Tell Ghost Stories

This is a great opportunity to spend some time with your family or have a small get together with friends. And a great way to enjoy Halloween as an introvert. If you’re able, I suggest doing it around a campfire. And, while they’re not required, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this would be a great time to make s’mores as well!

12. Decorate your house

Halloween shopping is my weakness. I love all things that are a little spooky, and there is nothing more fun than decorating for Halloween. I like to decorate indoors, with spooky table runners, skulls on the mantle, and fake spider webs. Outside I like to leave out carved pumpkins, a Halloween wreath, and a graveyard in the front yard. Inflatables are a great option as well, but they can sometimes be pricey.

13. Visit a Cemetery

They say this time of year the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest. This makes it the perfect time to visit your loved ones at the cemetery. I always find the cemetery to be a peaceful place to reflect and share my life with my loved ones past. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy Halloween as an introvert.

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25 thoughts on “13 Ways to Enjoy Halloween as an Introvert

  1. I think we should have a Halloween every season. S’my favorite holiday!

    1. My boy loves Halloween! I’ll try some of these ideas with him!

  2. These are all such great ideas! Thank you for sharing. xx

  3. I love these ideas! You just listed all of my favorite things to do this time of year. I can’t wait for October!!

  4. Good ideas! I love handing out candy and seeing all the costumes.

  5. I will be staying home watching horror movies while eating candy (: lol Also, Halloween is the best holiday!

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  6. Yess! All about the horror movie and Harry Potter marathons. I would also add horror video games for those who like gaming.

    Your blog is lovely btw!! <3

  7. I love the idea of a movie marathon – going to parties with a lot of new people stresses me out!

  8. I love pumpkin seeds! I’d forgotten about candy apples, what a fab idea.

  9. I love these ideas! Probably won’t host a seance just because I’m a chicken. 😛 Great Post!

  10. I had horror movie marathons with my best friends when I was a teenager. Best Halloween ever!

  11. I used to have Halloween parties as a kid and invite my whole class. My house would be decked out and sometimes even create a haunted house walk through in my garage. I’d love to do it for my kids now, too! Love Halloween.

  12. I am an introvert and I love decorating the office for Halloween. One year I even dared to dress up.

  13. These are great ideas! We love decorating for Halloween and setting up some scares. I prefer just watching all the activity, but many times I end up passing out the candy.

  14. My older daughter is an introvert and I feel like she would enjoy all these activities. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. I am a mixture of introvert and extrovert. So, i would enjoy all these activities.Thanks for the suggestions.

  15. Greatfull information

  16. Haha! These are great ideas!! I think I’ll suggest reading a Stephen King novel with my husband as that might be great to do together

    1. I love these great ideas. Glad for this post.

  17. Great ways, I love having a horror movie marathon. I always start it with Hocus Pocus haha!

    1. Hocus Pocus is my favorite!

  18. Cool tips! movie marathon is really a cool idea!

  19. Thank you so much for lovely ideas. I am going to carve pumpkins, eat comfort food and watch hp, as I am a Potter head.

    1. Yesss. That sounds like an amazing time. I’m a huge Potter head too.

  20. I’m personally a fan of binging halloween movies!

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