October is here! It's time to show your spookiness….Yes, you guessed right! It is Halloween time.
For most of us, Halloween is a much-awaited time of the year with costumes, shouts of Trick or Treat? At your doorstep, and much more. This year we all are impacted by the ongoing pandemic. People lost their loved ones, a co-worker, a relative, a spouse, or a family member. So, make sure you spend this Halloween with caution yet bring joy for others.
Tell this Pandemic at its face it cannot dampen our spirits……!!!!
We all know that we can’t have a big gathering but there is no harm in being creative and using the available resources and outlets for having fun.
Speaking of creating joy and bringing people close, why not use social media. Creativity can bring you increase in followers and engagement. One platform that can bring us closer during these crises and remove the barriers of our existence.
This year, our celebrations are going to have a different color so let us employ more social media to connect to our loved ones.
While thinking about creating social media posts for Halloween, my thoughts were, what could be more difficult than choosing your Halloween costume, but believe me, nothing matches the horrors of creating a post that goes well with all the fun and “Boo Hoo” of this big event. Who would not want to show off their costumes and all the ghostly fun?
So, Let’s create some fun posts for your Instagram/ social media to attract people and let them smile and have fun.
Caution: The ideas might be too cool to handle so proceed at your own risk!
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For all those who want to double deal their Halloween fun with eye-catching social media/Instagram posts, Congratulations!!!! We have bundled up some of that beautiful stuff for you. Thank me later when you make everyone jealous of why they could not come up with this stuff before you.
DIY Halloween Costume ideas
You know Halloween is such a great time of the year when you can wear a dress of your inspiration related to who and what you like, play with makeup and shades, and go for all-out fun, and guess what? Nobody will gossip.
Brighten up your Instagram/social media presence by sharing a small video that demonstrates how you can DIY a Halloween costume at home and be a treat for your social media followers. Don’t you think it will help a lot of them? Of course, it will!!!!
Ask the readers to post their pictures while donning their costumes on Halloween day and share the compliments they received. BUT, before they start rushing to the stores and jamming up the roads with traffic (I know I am being too dramatic here, but that’s how fun Halloween is. Encourage them to check what they already have at their home and remember acting like responsible citizens is the priority this time.
Halloween inspired dessert recipes
Originally in the US, Halloween was celebrated as a harvest festival. So, what is better than making a post with spooky-looking cupcakes, and Halloween deserts in big pumpkins. This Halloween, make your social media/Instagram look yummier and tastier with impressive ideas to treat your stomachs and please your sweet tooth.
Food is always eye-catchy and Halloween will do the rest to attract the attention of your audience. Suggest links to get recipes online, so they have no other place but your post to get what they desire.
Are you kidding me?? Halloween posts cannot be complete without a cocktail recipe. Don’t forget to name them as frighteningly funny as possible such as “Spooky mermaid Punch”, “Ghostly Graveyard”, and a steamy dry iced potion called “Which Hunt”.
Add strange-looking pictures to spellbound your readers. Suggest recipes that your followers can try at home, post their pictures with them, and share how the cocktails turned out for them. This will make your post engaging and let your readers share their experience long after the party is over. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to increase your followers with your funny cocktails.
Books for Halloween
Halloween is the time of fun, mirth, and merriment for all. Make it more fun and mischievous by posting weekly social media posts regarding the best books to read during Halloween.
Make sure the collection of books is spooky yet not too spooky to scare the readers off. Share some interesting reads for the little ones as well.
Add rib-tickling social media/Instagram posts that catch the attention
As we all know humor brings light in the darkness. Make the eeriness of the time stranger with bewitching jokes and play of words. Make regular comical Halloween posts on your social media to engage and bind your readers to your timeline while you plan your next post.
Being on social media is not just attracting the readers but most important is retaining them and at this time of the year, there is nothing that can guarantee retention more than humor and rib-tickling content.
Makeup tutorials that creep them all
Create a spell around your viewers by posting creepy makeup tutorials for various get-ups, such as dark & sinister, humorous or funny, cute or pretty, royalty, and much more. You can build up your post around the notion of how to make creepy looks and scary characters with the help of makeup (yes, some false blood and face paint too).
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Halloween costume designs for your pets
How could we leave those beautiful creatures away from all this fun of trick-or-treating? One idea to post on your social media/Instagram in 2020 is costumes ideas for your pets after all they have also been suffering through this pandemic and lockdown.
Encourage your readers to do some planning for their pets in this holiday season.
Suggest some website links where they can find readymade dresses or share some DIY ideas that relieve their burden and are easy on the pocket.
One such idea in the corollary might be group costume ideas, style your squad with your pet. This Halloween, become more creative with little coordination and lots of dedication and spare no chance of fun this 2020.
Candy wars and contests
Start a contest on social media to showcase strange new candies, weird flavors, and spooky wrappings. As it nears to 31st October, start a poll to vote the best candy out of all you have been posting all month.
Engage your readers by asking them to share the places where they bought the candies and even better if they were home-made. Interactive posts are always the best to catch the attention of the followers. The spookier and stranger they are, the better.
Post/ suggestions for Horror movies/Halloween playlist
Share a list of horror movies to watch this Halloween season. Ask for feedback, you can also compile the most viewed movies in a blog post for your readers.
This could be a weekly post where you suggest a playlist and a few movies, engaging them throughout the week. This will also help you gather original content for your next blog post. So, make the most out of one idea and reap the rewards, and you can thank me later….
Send Halloween scares to your friends
Sending Halloween scares bundles to your friends can be another blasting idea for your social media post. Record their expressions and post them on your social media (of course with their permission). This would be a hilarious post with pictures of scary and strange expressions of your friends. Make sure the parcels are as spooky and eerie as they could be.
Explore a new local cemetery
We all know how scary cemeteries are even on normal days. Add an extra twist for your followers and plan an exploration trip to your local cemetery with your friends. Record the expressions of your friends, or you can also post a live session to satisfy those who want to have the same experience yet hesitate.
Help them recover their fear and have little fun this Halloween 2020.
To build the traffic on your social media, post your whole plan and timing one day before it happens and create its hype like a big event, and enjoy the show later.
Prank posts for your social media/Instagram
Post the Halloween pranks on your social media that scare your reader's wits off. Don’t forget to give spoiler alerts to instigate them and upsurge their curiosity. The best places to shoot these kinds of pranks are public places, metros/subways where people least expect. Give them a bone-chilling experience this year.
Photo/video contest on social media
We all like to show off ourselves and our crafty dresses on Halloween. Start a photo contest on your social media. People like to share how they look and get inspiration. Small videos can also be shared to build traffic. Suggest websites where people can upload their photos and enter into a contest. Other than that, a blog can also be started where people who got maximum likes can share their experience of how they created their look. Try to be as engaging as possible.
In this post, I have shared several ideas for your social media/Instagram posts that can be used to engage and spellbound your followers this 2020. If you use them craftily you will see a boom of new followers and likes on your social media.