Halloween marks the first of many Fall-Winter holidays that are socially centered around drinking. While a lot of Americans will say otherwise, we think that the holiday can be so much more than an excuse to dress up and get wasted. There are so many ways that you can still have fun without drinking being the main draw. Here are just a few ideas to inspire you this Halloween season.
How to lose the booze this Halloween
Sober Halloween Party (costumes mandatory)
Hosting a party in your own home is a great way to celebrate the holiday while sticking to your sober living lifestyle and it allows for a controlled environment. You will know all the guests, you choose what will go on the menu, and you will choose what activities will shape the party. This way you can ensure that you or your friends aren’t around anything that may be a trigger.
Scary Movie Night
Grab the popcorn, invite some friends, and set up camp on your couch for the night. Choose your favorite scary movies or have everyone agree on a theme and curate a list that mimics that theme (ie. vampires, ghosts, or aliens). Better yet, DVR all the Halloween specials leading up to the holiday and watch them on Halloween night.
Support groups of all types always have exciting sober events planned. Look up your local anonymous group and see if they are up to anything you might fancy. Also, if you are feeling up to it, you can take the lead on planning an event with a group that you already attend.
Spooky Sober Cookies
This is a great idea for all ages, but especially great if you have kids. Before you embark on your trick or treating, set up a baking station with orange, black, and green candies and decorate some sober sugar cookies. *Extra points for a Halloween themed playlist that plays in the background.
Halloween Themed Dinner Party
If you are looking for a more refined way to spend your evening, a Halloween themed dinner party could be just the thing. Decorate your dining space with spider webs, pumpkins, and candles for spooky feel or take to Pinterest for ideas on decorations, table settings, and party themes.
This time of year, it can be especially difficult to maneuver social situations. Recovery is not easy but it is possible. If you are struggling with addiction or ways to stay sober, our knowledgeable addiction specialists can help. Call us now 1 (877) 968-6283 and we will help set you on your path to recovery.
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