Alternative Ways to Celebrate Halloween ~ #LuigisMansion #3DS 🍄

This post was written in collaboration with Nintendo. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Looking for alternative ways to celebrate Halloween? I’ve got you covered.

Madison is at an age where she enjoys dressing up, but trick or treating, not so much, although she does love eating candy. While Halloween can be a lot of fun, many children would prefer not to have the scares and would instead enjoy doing something a bit different. How about a game night with Luigi’s Mansion on the Nintendo DS?

I remember the days of playing Luigi’s Mansion on the Nintendo GameCube many years ago. It was one of our family favorites, and we would all take turns to play. Now, just in time for Halloween, Luigi is back in the portable version of the popular classic, Luigi’s Mansion game. However, this new and spooky version is now available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems!

Enter the haunted mansion if you dare and help Luigi survive and rescue Mario by solving some petrifying puzzles and suck up all the spooky spirits in his Poltergust 3000! And, for the first time, a two-player mode has been added to Luigi’s Mansion so you can team up and take on the ghosts together!

But what other ways can you celebrate Halloween? Here are five different creative ways!

1. Host a Pumpkin Carving Party

There’s nothing better than gathering friends together and having fun. Invite your family and friends, and have everyone carve a pumpkin. Or for the little ones, have them decorate a pumpkin. After all, pumpkins don’t always have to be scary. Bring out the stencils and glitter, and have some fun. Don’t forget the snacks!

2. Make It A Movie or Game Night

Don’t force the kids to go outdoors trick-or-treating for candy if they don’t want to; instead, bring out the movies, the board, or video games and have a blast. There are a few fun classic movies that we watch as a family together, just as there are games. Games such as Mario Kart are always a hit with the family. And if you’re up for a few fun scares, then Luigi’s Mansion should undoubtedly be on the list.

3. Bake Some Goodies

If you would love to forgo the candy altogether and not have to worry about the sugar rush, then get the kids in the kitchen and bake some goodies. You can do candied apples, Halloween-shaped cookies, cupcakes, and if you would prefer something a bit healthier, you can even opt for some muffins. After they are done baking, let the kids decorate them with icing and sprinkles! It’s a fun activity that everyone can enjoy.

4. Have A Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Take the traditional scavenger hunt to a whole new level by adding in some spooky elements. Hide small pumpkins or other Halloween-related items around the house or backyard, give clues, and send the kids off on a hunt for their prizes! You can even make it more challenging by turning off all the lights and playing spooky music!

5. Visit A Haunted House (or Not-So-Haunted House)

For those who still want to experience some scares but don’t want anything too intense, consider visiting a not-so-haunted house. These are usually more family-friendly and can provide just the right amount of spooky fun. If you have older kids, then maybe a real haunted house might be more your style! Whatever you choose, make sure to have fun and stay safe.

So there you have it, five alternative ways to celebrate Halloween that don’t involve traditional trick-or-treating. Whether it’s playing Luigi’s Mansion on the Nintendo DS or hosting a pumpkin carving party, there are plenty of exciting and creative options for everyone to enjoy this Halloween season.

No matter how you decide to celebrate your Halloween, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Luigi’s Mansion now available in stores! Happy haunting!

This post was written in collaboration with Nintendo. However, all opinions are mine alone.
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