When the trick-or-treating hours have passed, it’s time to don your PJs and get your popcorn for a night of Halloween binging -- whether it be on your own or, for the faint of heart, with a few others. For those of you wanting to recreate in-person Halloween movie marathons with your friends, many streaming apps and websites now offer a virtual watch party option that allows multiple people to watch a movie or tv show in real time and interact with each other via messaging or video chats. Several streaming services like Amazon Prime and Hulu provide this option directly within their apps, and for services without this option, there are plenty of third-party apps and extensions that have been developed to bring this feature to you. Two user-friendly sites -- Teleparty, a service tailored specifically for Netflix watch parties, and Scener, which supports watch parties across the most streaming services -- have become popular during the pandemic. Both of these are free to install and easy to use on computers.
It’s true -- Halloween is largely defined by the monstrous amounts of candy that is collected and consumed at the end of the month. But just because you’ll have Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers and the entirety of Walmart’s candy aisle on hand doesn’t mean you can’t try brewing a potion or two in your kitchen. The following list has links to a few simple recipes you can whip up at home for you and your family. Or maybe one or two of these will become a midnight snack just for you.