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How to host a healthy halloween party?

pile of different varieties of pumpkin and squash

Spooky season activities for the health-conscious and wellness curious

Halloween, celebrated on the 31st of October, is generally considered a time to dress up and smother yourself in sweet treats. A tradition not exclusive to kids.

The holiday born of the Celtic festival of Samhain, evolved from its pagan routes in Ireland, Scotland and Isle of Man. Considered the most important of the Ancient Celtic fire festivals, Samhain celebrated the harvest season and end of summer. To observe the holiday, communities would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off spirits. Sounds familiar.

If you love to celebrate with a halloween party why not consider these fun, sugar-free activities:

Pumpkin carving – a great activity for most ages, pumpkin carving gets the creative juices flowing. Careful with those knives and pokey bits, the aim is to keep the gore to the films, not reality.

Scary movies and popcorn – if a laidback experience is more up your alleyway; why not get cosy with some friends or family, pop some corn and scream together.

Host a haunted dinner – dressing up is one of the best ways to get into the spirit of spook. Pair that with a nutritious meal, and you have yourself a healthy celebration. Swap the sweets for cheese platters, and pack in some extra garlic to ward off the vampires 😉

Spooky night at the theatre – take the party to the theatre and revel in the delights of a cultural evening.

Graphic of theatre gift vouchers in GBP

Finally, if a halloween gift is what you’re after, candles make for a delightful, holiday appropriate present. Plus a healthier alternative to sweets and choccies.

Happy halloween healthy gifters!