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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