What to Do with Teenagers on Halloween
Parenting teenagers is quite a new experience. What thrilled them a couple of years ago merely induces eye rolls and groans now. They’re too old to trick-or-treat and too young to hit the town on their own. What on earth can you do with teenagers on Halloween?
Host a Bake-A-Thon
What do all teens have in common? They love to eat! There are so many fun, frightening, and ferocious goodies to make and bake for Halloween. Put a new twist on the old Halloween party and invite teens to come for an evening of creativity in the kitchen. You can stock up on all the ingredients, or have partygoers bring their own. This is even more fun if you play some spooky soundtracks in the background.
Hold a Frightening Film Fest
If it weren’t for scary movies, Halloween would probably have gone the way of Arbor Day long ago. Teens might enjoy seeing a little of everything, but you might want to keep it closer to a G-rating, opt for some black-and-white scary movies from the 50’s and 60’s or some Halloween-themed cartoons, like Peanuts or Disney.
Offer to Chaperone Younger Trick-or-Treaters
Teenagers can still have fun trick-or-treating, while pretending to adult, by chaperoning some younger kids. This is an excellent idea for groups of friends with all age children — the teens can escort the younger children, while the grownups enjoy a parent’s night at home or on the town. If you aren’t comfortable putting the little ones in the car with the big guys (or maybe if your teens don’t drive yet), drop them off at a local church for trunk-or-treat or a fall carnival instead of turning them out on the city streets.
Have a Backyard Bonfire
For those on a budget (and who isn’t?), you can enjoy a very inexpensive — yet terrifyingly fun! — Halloween with nothing but a stack of limbs and a couple of lawn chairs. Host a bonfire. Teens can even step it up a notch by bringing their own hot dogs and marshmallows to roast! This is the perfect solution if you just finished the fall yard work and have some limbs, bushes, and other trimmings to discard of. Hint: Contact the fire department ahead of time to make sure there are no burn bans in effect and to get any needed permits for the bonfire.
Come to Revelation Walk!
Better than the best haunted house, Revelation Walk is a unique experience atop the mountain behind Eden Westside Baptist Church. Take a thrilling ride up the mountain and then enjoy a stroll through the dramatic live scenes and performances depicting numerous life events, as well as a Biblical account of the End Times. In this season of fear, Revelation Walk is a real yet uplifting message of hope in these uncertain times. Thousands attend every year, and groups are welcome!
Revelation Walk 2017 Dates:
Saturday, October 7, 2017 (BOGO Night)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017 (BOGO Night)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Gates Open at 7:00 PM and close at 10:30 PM.
For Revelation Walk reservations, please visit our website or call the church office at 205-338-7711.
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