Halloween Hangout Ideas and Spooky SoCal Events

Spooky season has finally arrived! With it comes a whole host of fun activities to do with friends at home and around town. Luckily, living in an Olson Home means that you have plenty of space to entertain guests for a Halloween party, and you live in a vibrant community with lots of thrills and haunts nearby. We’ve compiled a festive list of ways to spend your days leading up to the scariest holiday of the year.

Halloween Fun at Home

Throw a Murder Mystery Party

If you have never been to a murder mystery party, then you’re in for a treat. This playful party idea involves a little bit of planning, but it can be well worth the effort. The rundown of the night will go something like this: friends will come over to your home for dinner and drinks. Then, they will be assigned different character cards with unique traits and secrets, and one character will be mysteriously “murdered” during the party. Next, it is up to everyone still “alive” to figure out who the murderer is. Think of it like the board game (or 1985 movie) Clue, only acted out with friends. For the best results, we recommend inviting a few folks who do theatre, or any friend who has a flair for the dramatic. If you would like to try throwing your own murder mystery party, but don’t know where to start, check out this Murder Mystery Party Beginner’s Guide. If you don’t have time to do most of the planning yourself, these kits are an easy way to get started!

Ghoulish Spirits

Get in the macabre mood by inviting your friends over for some Halloween DIY drinks. There are plenty of Halloween-themed recipes out there, ranging from cute to creepy. For instance, you can try out this neon green Witches Brew that smokes and bubbles with a little help from some dry ice. You’ve heard of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but what about a Pumpkin Old Fashioned? Finally, if you’re really looking to send chills down your guests’ spines, then you can fix them some Creepy Eyeball Martinis. Apart from their festive appearance, the best part about these drinks is that you and your friends will have tons of fun making them together.

Head Out to These October Thrills

Halloween Horror Nights

For a night of true terror, head over to Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. Every year, Universal outfits their theme park with enough monsters and haunted attractions to keep you entertained for the whole season. Once inside, you will find rides and mazes that have been dressed up with Universal’s various horror properties, such as their Netflix show The Haunting of Hill House.

Reaper’s Remorse

If you are seeking out an immersive, theatrical experience, make sure to check out the new installment by Delusion called, “Reaper’s Remorse.” This event in Pomona places you in a historic 146-year-old mansion, where you will follow a horrifying storyline based around the real-life widow who once lived there.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the season, our inviting interiors and centrally-located neighborhoods ensures that there is plenty of fun to be had. If you are looking for a wonderful Southern California home, you can learn more about our vibrant communities by contacting us.

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