Halloween is a celebration held each year on the 31st October.
On Halloween many children and sometimes adults dress up in scary costumes. Most will pretend to be ghosts, monsters or skeletons.
Sometimes people decorate the front of their homes for Halloween to look scary. They might use things like orange lights, pumpkin lanterns, spiderwebs and bats.
In many places children go 'trick or treating'. This involves going to lots of houses and trying to scare the people who live there. Often the children will try and make scary noises when someone opens the door. The person opening the door then pretends that they have been scared. It is all done for fun and the children usually receive a treat.
Not everyone likes Halloween. Some people don't celebrate it and don't like it when people call at their houses. It is often best to only visit houses that are decorated for Halloween.
Halloween can be a fun time when children can have fun dressing up and trying to scare each other. But, there are also many people who don't like Halloween.
At a Halloween party children and some adults dress up in scary costumes. They often dress up as ghosts, monsters or skeletons. I can also have fun dressing up in a scary costume. Sometimes it can be hard to know who everybody is but that is OK.
It is usual to decorate the home to look scary at a Halloween party. I might see things like orange lights, pumpkin lanterns, spiderwebs and bats. Everything can seem different from normal but that is OK.
There are often lots of games at a Halloween party. They usually involving winning a treat or having a trick played on you. If I don't win a treat that is OK. If I have a trick played on me that is also OK. If I have a trick played on me the other children may laugh at me. That is part of the game and is also OK.
Not everyone likes Halloween games. If I am worried about a game I can ask not to play. It is OK to then watch the game and see what happens.
A Halloween party can be a lot of fun but a lot of things are different to normal. If is OK to feel a bit worried and I can always tell an adult if I feel unhappy.