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Ten Top Tricks For Halloween

What’s not to love about Halloween? Not only can you get off your face on sugary sweets but you can also unleash your inner menace with a host of naughty pranks – after all trick-or-treating is synonymous with this annual celebration. Of course, intimidating, law-breaking activities should be avoided at all costs, but if you want to have a bit of fun, check out these top ten ideas.

1. Freak out passers-by 

This year, why not decorate your house to make it look as spooky as possible? Then, when the shadows lengthen on the night of October 31st, slip into something eerie (skeleton costumes are ideal) and pose on your front lawn as if you’re part of the décor. Keep as still as possible before jumping out at passers-by. They’ll totally freak and you’ll get your kicks. 

2. Jump out from a hay bale

Dress up as a scarecrow and slump down like a rag doll onto a hay bale placed conveniently by your front door. When visitors or trick-or-treaters ring the doorbell, jump up with a start and send them running for the hills – unless it’s a hot guy/gal then you might want to ditch the straw hat and try different tactics. 

3. Leave a spooky message

Leave a spooky message for a friend or relative by writing on their mirror. To do this, breathe on the glass, write something like “I’m watching you” or “I didn’t die” with your finger and leave it to dry. The next time your victim takes a shower they’ll be greeted with this spine-tingling scripture. Mwah ha ha.

4. Cover the loo in cling film

Has someone ticked you off recently? If so, covering their loo bowl in cling film is the perfect way to get revenge. Make sure it looks as natural as possible and your foe will certainly get a surprise the next time they head to the bathroom. Mean? Well, maybe a little but also incredibly funny

5. Place a ladder up against your front door

The superstitious among you will know that walking under a ladder is considered bad luck. So, if you don’t fancy any trick-or-treaters this year simply place a ladder up against your front door to keep unwanted guests at bay.

6. Send a Valentine’s card

Send a spooky Valentine’s card on Halloween (you might have to make this yourself as coffins and love hearts tend not to mix) and address it from Dracula or Frankenstein. This is sure to freak the recipient right out and keep them wondering who sent such a thing for years to come. 

7. Give someone else a treat

If you’re going trick-or-treating this year, give everyone who answers the door a treat instead of waiting for one in return. This back to front logic will leave them more than baffled whilst giving you a good laugh.

8. Change all the clocks

Add two hours to all the clocks, phones, iPads, laptops and digital devices in the house. This will really mess people up when they sit down for the Ten O’Clock News and find it’s only eight.

9. Howl at the moon 

When the doorbell rings start howling loudly at the moon and scratch the front door. Your guests will be so freaked out they’ll probably leave without you having to dish out any kind of chocolate or sweets.

10. Transform into a werewolf

On the morning of October 31st, tell your family you’re not feeling quite right. Throughout the day, slowly transform yourself into a werewolf. Start by putting talc on your face before drawing subtle dark rings under your eyes. Scratch, walk on all fours and act incredibly odd before howling on the front lawn. Discreetly pop in a pair of fangs and you’ll really give your relatives a fright, particularly if your acting skills are up to scratch.

Halloween is the perfect time to have some fun, so go on, try some of these pranks and give someone a scare.