Friday, October 3, 2014

Celebrating October's Most Halloweenish Monthly Observances

by Sara N.

OK, fine. I see how it is, fellow Stellar Four women.  Let's just go ahead and dedicate this whole week to "How You Doin', October?"

The list of national monthlong observances are always lengthy and comically random, but I found several of October's designated celebrations on this list to dovetail nicely with all of the spooky, Halloween-ey things we love so much around here. And I've complied the most appropriate ones with suggestions for how best to celebrate them.

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

You should absolutely adopt a shelter dog if you're in the market for a pet, and if you do, you should buy your new buddy a Bantha dog costume for Halloween.

National Bake and Decorate Month

Get your Halloween cupcake decorating ideas right here. I'm particularly fond of Frankenstein's monster.

Bat Appreciation Month

You'll certainly appreciate these cardboard cut-out bats adorning your walls. Dana Made It has the how-to.

Keep reading; there's more to come ...

Apple Month

In October, you're legally obligated to cover at least one apple in caramel, right? Here are some suggestions for super fancy toppings and whatnot.

German-American Heritage Month

Here. Enjoy some German ghost stories.

American Cheese Month

Maggot cheese is a thing that exists in this world. It is a cheese. With maggots in it. Clearly, this is what to serve at your next spooky party.

Italian-American Heritage Month

Here. Enjoy some Italian ghost stories.

National Field Trip Month

Plan a field trip to one of the scariest places on Earth, like the Mexican doll island.

Pear and Pineapple Month

The Pear Witch Project is the fruit snack you never knew you needed.

And I don't know what's going on with this pineapple, but it is certainly scary.

National Caramel Month

We've already covered (hey-oh!) apples. How about popcorn? Specifically Mars Bars candy bar caramel corn.

Polish American Heritage Month

Here. Enjoy some Polish ghost stories.

Raptor Month

How weird that they'd have a month devoted to velociraptors. But they're terrifying, so they totally fit the October theme, and —

Wait, what? It's for the birds of prey? OK, fine. Their claws are pretty terrifying.

Sausage Month

Mmmmmm ... blood sausage ...

Pizza Month

Someday, I will make this Necronomicon pizza from Evil Dead. Yes. Someday I will.

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