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Halloween is just around the corner, are you ready?
Sure, you’ve maybe picked out your costume and bought some candy, but have you really given much thought as to what you are going to say to welcome your guests?
There’s always “Happy Halloween”, but if you want to be a little more creative, try one of the Halloween phrases we’ve gathered below.
Looking for other ways to answer the cries of “Trick or Treat”? If you are looking for other Halloween phrases other than Happy Halloween, try the following.
Holding an “adult” Halloween party? Greet your guests at the door in your best costume with these Halloween catchphrases.
Want to create an unforgettable Halloween memory? Instead of just “normal” old “Happy Halloween” greet the costumed Trick or Treater’s with one of these greetings instead.
(This is a great one to use if you are in a vampire costume!)
(Perfect way to answer the door in a ghost costume!)
(Goes great with a spooky witch costume!)
(Dress up as a magician and perform a little trick while saying this greeting)
Roll out the welcome mat with some spooky decorations and maybe a spooky sign with one of these creative greetings on them.
Some of the Halloween phrases here are really “punny”.
If you want to go beyond just Halloween catchphrases, look to literature, theater, and even the movies for inspiration.
Here are some fun Halloween related quotes to send a shiver down your spine
This gem comes from the mind and the pen of the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knows a thing or two about how to stir the imagination and create an atmosphere of suspense and mystery with a few well-chosen words.
These iconic opening lines from William Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” set the stage for not just the play, but also for our idea of “witches”. Three mysterious women gathered around a bubbling cauldron of mysterious liquid – witchy indeed.
Another great line from “Macbeth”, Shakespeare sure known how to use words to send a delicious shiver up and down your spine.
Want to start the festivities with something a bit more evocative than a simple “Happy Halloween”? Try reciting these lines from Dexter Kozen.
These evocative lines from an unknown author really capture some of the reasons why Halloween is such an enchanting holiday.
Dante Alighieri placed this quote as the inscription on the gate of hell; why not use it to greet guests by placing it in a sign over your door this Halloween?
The opening line’s to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” are beautiful, evocative, and oh so atmospheric. The sense of existential dread and longing for a lost love this poem calls up makes it perfect to set the mood for Halloween.
Still not sure what to go as this Halloween? Take some free advice from Lucy Van Pelt during “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
Legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury gets it.
These classic lines are from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” describing the Headless Horseman.
This quote from the legendary horror film actor Vincent Price captures exactly why it is that Halloween is a fun holiday for both children and adults.
Speaking of Vincent Price, he recited this iconic quote from that staple of any Halloween playlist, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.
Wednesday Addams is an icon, and a great Halloween costume to try out. Don’t forget to learn some of her “killer” lines like this one.
This enchanting quote is from the classic Halloween movie “Halloweentown”.
Word’s to think about from one of the modern masters of horror, Stephen King.
Poet Nicholas Gordon captures the lovely, eerie atmosphere of a Halloween night.
Words of wisdom from “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives.
You can’t go wrong with adding some “Ghostbusters” to your Halloween celebrations, be it by watching the movie, playing the theme song, or dressing up as one of the heroes. This line is from Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray.
While adults enjoy Halloween too, author Robert Brault is correct when he implies there’s a reason a child enjoys Halloween just a little more.
Interesting quote from River Phoenix, a promising young actor who we lost too soon.
Radio personality Elvis Duran sums up the joy that both kids and adults feel when they’ve finally found the right Halloween costume.
This little gem is from the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling.
Another staple of any proper Halloween playlist, “The Monster Mash” from Bobby Pickett.
Another killer spooky line from William Shakespeare, this time from “The Tempest”.
Many people love to watch and sing along to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” during their Halloween parties. You can use this quote from the show to welcome guests to your Halloween party.
This line is uttered at the start of the slasher film “Halloween.” While it goes horribly wrong during the course of the movie, it sounded good initially.
This quote is from Rusty Fischer, who writes supernatural young adult novels. He certainly knows how to create the right mood with his words.
We could extend the scary fun all year if we took author Douglas Copeland’s advice.
Am sure every child will agree with author Steve Almond’s assessment.
Learning the way people around the globe celebrate holidays is always a great way to gain insight into their culture.
If you are a language learner, try asking your online language learning tutor about how they celebrate Halloween.
You can start by learning the different ways that they greet each other “Happy Halloween”, then move on to learning about the traditions that surround the holiday and how they celebrate.
If you are lucky enough to get the chance to celebrate Halloween in another country, make sure to make the most of this time to learn about the different traditions and customs that surround the holiday.
Ask if they go trick or treating or dress in costumes or have any special rituals with which they commemorate the day. It’s a great way to start a conversation and practice your language skills!
Wherever you are spending your Halloween, don’t forget that the most important thing is to join in the fun. It’s a spooktacular excuse to act like a kid again. Enjoy!
1. Ghostly Greetings! 2. Eat, drink, and be scary! 3. Stop in for a spell. 4. We’ll have a spooky good time. 5. Sit for a spell and enjoy a brew! 6. I put a spell on you. 7. Enter if you dare, foolish mortals. 8. Welcome to your nightmare. 9. Pick your poison. (when offering them drinks or snacks)
Drink up, witches! Want to create an unforgettable Halloween memory? Instead of just “normal” old “Happy Halloween” greet the costumed Trick or Treater’s with one of these greetings instead.
1. Caution! Witch Crossing 2. Please park all brooms at the door 3. Don’t be a scaredy-cat, ring the bell. 4. If you want a tasty sweet. . . be sure to holler trick or treat! 5. Believe in the magic of Halloween 6. Don’t worry, we don’t bite (much) 7. Witch way to the candy? 8. It’s all about the candy 9. Watch for the undead 10. Beware of cute little monsters
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