Fun and festive ideas for celebrating Halloween 2021

(BPT) - Recent research from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) found that 82% of people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, including 93% of millennial parents. Whether you enjoy a traditional Halloween or plan to celebrate your own way this year, Halloween is more than a one-day holiday — it's a feeling of fun and excitement that bonds people together for the entire month of October, and an opportunity to give back.

To help you get into the Halloween spirit, Ferrero launched the 31 Days of Halloween campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If you head to FerreroHalloween.com and donate, you will have the chance to win a limited-edition Ferrero 31 Days of Halloween Countdown Calendar, featuring delicious Halloween treats like Butterfinger Zombie Eyeballs, CRUNCH Monster Eyes, Nutella &GO! portable Halloween packs, Kinder Joy Halloween Eggs – and so much more!

If you’re looking for more ways to build anticipation for the spookiest holiday of the year, check out these top ideas:

Give back this Halloween

Make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals now through September 10, 2021 and get a chance to win a limited-edition Ferrero 31 Days of Halloween Countdown Calendar. Five hundred Halloween boxes, each with 31 compartments featuring Ferrero Halloween favorites, including Butterfinger, CRUNCH, Baby Ruth, 100Grand, Kinder Bueno, Kinder Joy, Tic Tac and Nutella & Go, will be given away. Ferrero kicked off the campaign with a $25,000 donation to the nonprofit.

Create a Halloween bucket list

Make a list of your Halloween must-do activities and enjoy checking them off the list when they are completed. Need ideas? The Ferrero 31 Days of Halloween Pinterest Board will be returning this year to inspire people to celebrate Halloween every day of the month. The board will include 31 fun and spooky ideas to generate excitement, including Halloween recipes, DIY demonstrations and family activities, along with links on where to buy Halloween essentials.

Rock out to a Halloween playlist

Whether you prefer the classics like the "Monster Mash" or want to make your own modern mix of frightfully funky tunes, create a playlist of favorite Halloween-themed music. Play this list any time you want to add a touch of Halloween to your day. Music is the perfect addition to all your October celebrations, or it can simply add a festive touch to your day while working through to-do's at home or in your car.

Try tasty new Halloween recipes

Halloween is synonymous with delicious treats and few things are more exciting than those individually packaged candies and chocolates. Enjoying your favorites throughout the month of October is a beloved tradition, but you can expand the fun by exploring new recipes for snacks and desserts that feature Ferrero candies and confections. Check out recipes with your family and select a few to try throughout the Halloween season.

Get creative with Halloween crafts

Creativity is the heart of Halloween, so what better way to spend an autumn day than crafting with loved ones? People of all ages can enjoy some artistic expression, whether that's painting pumpkins, creating costumes or getting out all your crafting supplies to make a new DIY project you found online. The resulting craft can be a wonderful addition to your decor, but even more important, you get to spend time with your favorite people and make Halloween memories together.

Ferrero USA is offering inspiration for "31 Days of Halloween" by sharing creative ways to safely bring the spirit of the Halloween season to life. Every day in October, Ferrero will share unexpected Halloween ideas, including recipes, DIY projects and other surprises

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