Around Town: Enjoying Halloween Without Breaking the Bank or Your Fall Detox Diet


Happy Halloween, everyone! As a kid it’s the best holiday because you get to gorge yourself on candy, dress up like your favorite Disney princess or superhero and trick-or-treat with your friends around the neighborhood. As a working adult, however, there comes a time when calories start to count, costumes appear childish and trick-or-treating time is replaced with after-work errands. Have no fear! You can still enjoy this holiday as an adult without spending all of your money on a costume or indulging in too many sweet treats. Below, check out a few tips to enjoy Halloween this year from fun activities with friends and coworkers to tasty and healthy recipes. Photo via Fox 8

Halloween Movie Watch Party Instead of spending a ton of money planning a Halloween party, invite some friends over, throw popcorn in the microwave and hit play on one of these classic movies: Halloween, Casper, Halloweentown and my personal favorite, Hocus Pocus!

Candy Corn Popsicles Halloween is the best time for sweets, so enjoy this colorful popsicle treat that looks like candy corn, tastes like a tropical smoothie, and for the best part, is low in calories and sugar!

Recipe and photo from  Chew Chew Mama

Recipe and photo from Chew Chew Mama

Vampire Crush Cocktail Leave the Reese’s Pieces and Swedish Fish to the kids this Halloween and stir up a low-cal cocktail for yourself. We are loving this Vampire Crush cocktail from Shape featuring strawberries, lemon juice, and vodka. At only 126 calories and 19.3 grams of sugar, your skinny jeans are loving it, too!

Office Pumpkin Carving Party Halloween falls on a Monday this year, so why not enjoy the holiday with your co-workers? Take a collective office break and carve pumpkins or have a costume contest. It is an easy, and inexpensive, way to enjoy the day with your colleagues!

What are your favorite ways to celebrate the holiday as an adult?

Anna Schaprio, Assistant Publicist