Fun Facts about Halloween

Are you ready for a frightfully good time? Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America and there are so many spooktacularly fun ways to celebrate. But first, take a look at some fun facts about Halloween as you start to think about your plans…if you dare…

  • In 2010, an estimated 41 million trick-or-treaters across the U.S. ventured out into the night to collect their candy from a total of 117 million households.
  • At least 50% of people plan to dress up in a costume on Halloween. For adults, the most popular costume choices are witches, pirates, and vampires. For kids, look out for little princesses, superheroes, ghosts, and ninjas.
  • Pets get in on the costume action, too: 14.7% of pet owners purchase a pint-size costume for their furry friends.
  • In 2010, 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins were turned into grinning jack-o’-lanterns or delicious pies.
  • Illinois, New York, and Ohio are the top pumpkin producing states.
  • Halloween ranks 2nd behind Christmas for total dollars spent on decorations. Popular Halloween decorations include life-size skeletons, extra large inflatable pumpkins, fake cob webs, and much more.
  • There are a number of cities and towns across the country with ghostly names. Some of these festive towns are:
    • Frankenstein, Missouri
    • Tombstone, Arizona
    • Cape Fear, North Carolina
    • Skull Creek, Nebraska
    • Spiderweb, South Carolina
    • Goblintown, Virginia
    • Screamer, Alabama
    • Black Cat, Arkansas
    • Bloody Corners, Ohio
    • Hell Hollow, New Hampshire

Are you shivering with excitement yet? If you’re ready to start planning your party, send a bootiful Halloween invitation today!

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