It’s that spooky time of year and if you’re looking for some last minute ideas of how to get in the holiday spirit, here’s some traditions our WHRO Public Media staff shared.

Heather Mazzoni – Chief Content Officer
“A few days before Halloween we carve our pumpkins and finish out the evening by watching, It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. It's a family favorite.

We also have a block party with the entire street on Halloween - we have a potluck style dinner, fire pit and out all of the candy at the end of the block for the kids so everyone can attend. We take turns trick or treating with our younger kids.”

Paul Bibeau – HearSay Producer
“My wife and I try to watch a horror movie almost every night in October. I take the 3 boys to a costume shop early in the season.

The oldest helps me hand out candy, while my wife takes the youngest trick or treating. The middle son goes off by himself and systematically harvests an insane amount of candy from the area.”

Belinda Elliott – Online Content Manager
“I’ve always loved Halloween and dressing up. Halloween is also my husband’s birthday, and mine is just a few days later, so it’s always a festive time for us.

We typically decorate the house at the beginning of October. Our tradition is to watch scary movies or TV shows all month. We both dress up for work on the day of Halloween. Halloween night is usually a quiet night at home just handing out candy to any neighbors who stop by.”

Amy Houck – Director, Marketing and Communications
“My family loves this time of year and we are always looking for a scary experience. This year, we took a drive down to the Outer Banks to Wanchese Woods.

This place is not for the faint of heart. You are literally in the middle of the woods with no lights trying to make it out as ghostly characters pop up from the darkness. If you like a big scare, this is the place.”

We hope you have a SCARETACULAR Halloween!