Treats, Tricks, and Tips

Treats, Tricks, and Tips

Taylor Franklin, Staff Writer

Halloween is a hugely anticipated and exciting holiday in America. This holiday is unique because no matter how old you may be, you still celebrate Halloween. Whether you go treat-or-treating with a group of your friends, or you throw a costume party, everyone still celebrates. Halloween has made a modern transformation into what it is now, what first started as a spiritual ritual now consists of; carving pumpkins, decorating houses, going to haunted houses, and of course treat-or-treating.


Georgia has a lot of attractions to go to if you want a good scare. One good option is Six Flags Fright Fest. With this attraction, you get to walk around Six Flags and ride some roller coasters. They also offer many haunted houses and scare zones so that you can get your maximum scare on. Six Flags over Georgia is located in Mableton, Georgia. Big Halloween attractions that are available in Georgia are some of the infamous haunted houses. Netherworld and 13 Stories have been the major attractions during the Halloween season. 13 Stories has been voted as one of the Top 10 Scariest Haunted Houses by USA Today. This house is so intense that a waiver must be signed before you can begin your walk through the house. 13 Stories is located in Newnan, Georgia. If you are looking for a non-scary Halloween activity, pumpkin patches and corn mazes are definitely the way to go. Making your way through the corn husks with a group of your friends sounds like such an ahh-MAZE-ing fall activity to do. Corn mazes may be confusing, but once you get through the maze, it will be an experience that you will never forget. While going to your local grocery store to get your pumpkin may seem like the quickest and easiest way to getting your pumpkins, but why not make a day of it and spend some time with your family and friends at the pumpkin patch. You can find numerous pumpkin patches all around Georgia. If you want to find out more about pumpkin carving and what to do with your leftover pumpkin insides, check out this article.

Now that there are plans of where you are going for Halloween and who you are going with, what’s to wear? To the haunted houses, corn mazes, and pumpkins patches you can wear your favorite fall clothes. Whether that includes layering your favorite sweater with an army jacket or you can wear a cute cardigan to spice things up. But to go trick-or-treating or to go to a costume party, remember there is what to wear and what not to wear. Costume no-gos include anything pertaining to race, religion, culture, traumatic events, ie, suicide, and sexual assault. Some appropriate costumes include; your favorite superhero, your favorite movie character, a person from your favorite decade, or an athlete.


No matter what costume you are in, remember to be safe. If you are out at night, be sure you are with a group of friends and carry some light so people can see you walking. Make sure to never go into the house to get the candy and try to stay in familiar places. It does not matter how old you are or how “cool” you think you are, make sure you go celebrate Halloween this year!

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