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How to have a Spooky yet Sober Halloween

By October 19, 2023April 29th, 2024Blog, News

How to have a Spooky yet Sober Halloween!

It’s spooky season and for some individuals, this means dressing up in a fun costume, going trick or treating, or staying home to watch scary movies. But for a lot of Halloween participants, this means partying with drugs and alcohol.

You might be a big fan of Halloween, but thinking of ways to have fun while staying sober this year can be challenging if you’re on a path to recovery. Many of your friends and family might be bar hopping or hosting parties, which means you need to find another option that doesn’t involve drugs or alcohol. With that in mind, we have provided a list of ways to stay sober this Halloween, so you can have fun without risks or regrets.

1. Hold a Scary Movie Night with Friends

This is a spook-tacular way to get together with friends and maintain sobriety. All you need is a couch, a TV, some good snacks, and a list of scary movies to choose from. This allows you to still get together with those you love and celebrate Halloween, just without drinking or using.

2. Carve Pumpkins

As simple as it may sound, carving pumpkins is a fun way to enjoy your Halloween. Gather your friends, lay some newspaper or paper towels down for the inevitable mess, and get to work on your designs! And if that doesn’t interest you, try painting the pumpkins instead! This is an easy, creative solution to partying that people in any stage of life can enjoy.

3. Host a Costume Contest

Who doesn’t love to dress up? It’s essential to pay homage to Halloween with all kinds of spooky and funny costumes. Turn it into a costume contest with friends, and you’re on track to having a spook-tacular Halloween!

4. Have a Game Night

Celebrating Halloween doesn’t mean you can only do Halloween-type festivities. You can have a game night with friends and still be participating for the holiday. Grab a couple board games, snag a stack of cards, invite some friends, and there you have it- a sober Halloween celebration!

5. BYOB- Bring Your Own Beverage

If you do end up getting invited to a party that you don’t want to miss, make sure to bring your own beverage. This could be soda, juice, water, or any other kind of non-alcoholic drink. You know there will be alcohol and other substances at this party, so mitigating the risk of you potentially using is essential.

We hope this list gives you at least some ideas on how to maintain your path of recovery this Halloween. Your sobriety comes first as you enter this holiday season. We at ShareHouse know there are countless opportunities to drink or use at parties, and it’s our goal to help you understand there are other, healthier options. Picking ideas from this list gives you a good foundation to ensure a Safe AND Sober Halloween!

What’s most important is that you are staying on track while still having fun!

Recovery is Possible!