Fun Activities for Adults on Halloween

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Who says that Halloween is just for kids? They were wrong.

Adults love Halloween too and this is one holiday that has a tendency to make grown-ups act, well, not so grown-up. Whether it's revisiting a favorite childhood tradition or simply cutting loose, the following activities top the list of fun ways for adults to celebrate Halloween sans kids.

Dinner Party

Good friends and good conversation are what makes dinner parties a popular pastime. Add some decorations and candlelight and you have the perfect atmosphere for a delightfully scary dinner with a Halloween theme.

Murder Mystery Theater

Ready for some interactive fun? A performance by a group of actors turns everyone in the audience into a present day Sherlock Holmes when they look for ideas and clues to find out whodunit. Make reservations and look for group discounts to save money.

Costume Contests

It's not about the candy. Really! Adults like to dress up and show off their costumes just as much as the little ghouls and goblins trick-or-treating. The difference here is the value of contest prizes. Why settle for a goodie bag when you can win a cool gadget, gift card, or cash prize?

Haunted House

Some grown-ups just aren't satisfied taking a stroll through the local Halloween haunted house or maze, they want to become a monster and participate. One thing is for sure, Halloween is a night where imaginations run wild and devious behavior is rewarded.

Midnight Movie

Midnight showings for Halloween week usually include low-budget cult classics such as Freaks, Night of the Living Dead, Eraserhead or The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is the longest running theatrical release in the history of film. Some theaters offer enticing double features that will keep you on the edge of your seat into the wee hours of the morning.

Scary Movie Marathon

If you're in for the long haul, pop some popcorn, dim the lights and invite some friends over for a scary movie marathon. From creepy classics to modern-day horror movies, there's plenty of sources for movies, whether it's network TV, satellite, or DVD's. Better yet, have each friend bring a favorite movies and draw names to determine the schedule.