Halloween is right around the corner and it’s one of the few holidays where complete strangers visit your home and it’s totally ok.

But we don’t want you to be the lame house on the block this Halloween. We want you to be the home the kids talk about for years to come. So here’s our list of useful tips on how to be the awesome home in your neighborhood this Halloween.

1. Don’t say “What are you supposed to be?” when you know darn well that the kid in front of you is a ghost, a pirate or whatever. 

ghost costume 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

2. Give candy. Not pretzels. 

pretzels 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

3. Have a front yard that looks like this…

halloween yard 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

4. Carve a Death Star jack-o-lantern.

death star pumpkin 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

5. Answer the door as Rick from The Walking Dead and ask trick or treaters the “3 Questions” 

rick grimes 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

6. Give out app store gift cards.

app store gift card 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

7. Have this on your front door.

mummy front door 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

8. Be home. 

wipeyourfeet 8 Ways to Be the Awesomest House This Halloween

Header image courtesy of Flickr user Saucy Salad