You've probably celebrated Halloween for years--with the stock parties and get-togethers. But, what about making this year different for you and your friends? Why not throw a Literary Halloween Party? Invite all your bookish friends, and you'll have a real blast!
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- Host a Halloween Read-Aloud. Ask your friends to bring along their favorite literary tale of ghosts or goblins, scares and terrors. When you all get together, each reads their story. If you want to make it more academic, you can even discuss the literary significance of the tale.
- Plan a Halloween Creatures Party--With Only Literary Monsters Allowed. There are lots of tales of monsters to draw from in literature. Invite your friends to dress up as their favorite literary creature: Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, Grendal, or any one of the other many monsters from the pages of your favorite book.
- Put on a Halloween Theatrical Show. The tales of Edgar Allan Poe (and other literary masters) are perfect for putting on a theatrical show. Get some of your friends to act the parts; find an audience; and remind them all why Poe is such a master--perfect for Halloween.
- Celebrate With Your Favorite Author. Of course, Halloween doesn't have to be about frights and spooky legends. You can invite your friends to dress up as their favorite authors: Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, etc. It's even more fun if you all stay in character for the party.