Trick or Tweet: The Top 8 Unusual Halloween Traditions Trending Now

FINALLY. Fall is in the air, and October has arrived. That can only mean one thing: fall traditions are back in full swing. Pumpkin spice lattes, leggings, boots, oversized sweaters, bonfires, and the crunch of colorful leaves under your feet…it sounds almost too good to be true.

Of course, amongst the basic white girl comforts found in the wake of fall, is the fact that Halloween is just around the corner. Trick-or-treat, bitches. – A (Ok, that was almost funny).

While you’re on your way to that raging party three hours away or finding the perfect costume, you’re probably not even considering the really strange things that some people do for Halloween. Have you been on Twitter lately?! Check out the hashtag #UnusualHalloweenTraditions. Here are some of the top picks for the most unusual Halloween traditions in 2015 (or ever):

1. Drunk Jack-o-Lantern

untitledCarving pumpkins is a Halloween/fall must, but did you ever think about incorporating your favorite (empty) beer bottle into the artwork?

2. Caramelized Onions

untitledOr if you’re looking to trick that neighbor who just won’t leave you alone, caramelized onions can be a good substitute for apples.

3. Or scheduling a business trip to avoid the whole concept of Halloween altogether.

imboredgif Purposely scheduling a business trip for the week of Halloween can get you out of handing out candy, dealing with pesky teenaged pranks, and celebrating the holiday in general. Congratulations, you are the Scrooge of Halloween.

4. Hand out rocks instead of candy because rocks don’t cost a thing.


Candy doesn’t grow on trees, and neither does money. Why pay for candy when you can take a more earth-friendly and tradition route? Charlie Brown appreciated it, and so will the neighborhood kids. They’ll love it so much that they probably won’t come around anymore.

5. Decorating your house for the occasion could really get you noticed by trick-or-treaters. Or in this case, the electric company.

You know all of those timed light display synced to a radio station during the Christmas season? I have an uncle who starts setting up in October for that, and it turns out amazing. Why not get a jump on it and make it a year-round thing? Apply some Michael Jackson hits and ghoulish tunes, and you’re well on your way to a memorable Halloween house for all.

6. You could really get into the spirit with some Halloween carols. 


Who says caroling is just for Christmas? If you know the words to the Monster Mash or This Is Halloween, you’ve got the makings of a beautiful Halloween playlist for your neighbors.

7. Pranks aren’t just for April Fools anymore. Have you seen the Youtube videos of the McDonalds drive-thru pranks?


I would love to be able to pull something like this off. There’s the headless person going through the drive-thru, the invisible person, the switch-off, the stealing of the drive-thru order, and so much more. Get Youtube famous with a good Halloween prank!

8. Or toilet paper your own house (and then realize the mess you have to clean up). That’s pretty unusual.

toiletpaperAnd then blame the neighbor’s teenagers. That will teach them a lesson.

Ok, so these aren’t your typical Halloween traditions. We all watch It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, sit and drink hot apple cider, trick-or-treat and compete at costume parties. But why not start some of your own off-beat traditions this year? (Yes, we will accept the caramelized onions. Just don’t make us eat them.)

Sound off below with #unusualhalloweentraditions and let us know some of the strangest Halloween/fall traditions you have in your family/house!

Featured Image via We Heart It.


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