Seasonal Topics For Your October Editorial Calendar

by Lindsay Valdez

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Q4 is here! For many publishers this is the busiest traffic time of the year. Maximize that traffic by increasing your content production to include these fun, seasonal topics.

October is here and thus the beginning of Q4! There’s a chill in the air, kids are back in school and there is a ton of interesting topics to write about. These historically performing topics are pulled from data across our total network, including our owned and operated properties like SheKnows.com and StyleCaster.com.

1. Entertainment

  • Fall TV shows

  • BET Hip Hop Awards

  • Disney (Halloween at theme parks)

  • Halloween movies - nostalgic classics like Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown & Casper

  • Scary movies

  • Witch-centric TV shows

  • Books

  • Celebrity Halloween costumes

2. halloween

  • Costumes

    • Group costumes, costumes for couples

    • Kids costumes

    • Last-minute costume ideas

    • DIY costumes

    • Powerpuff Girls

    • Pirate

    • Circus

    • Stranger Things

    • Alien

    • Mermaid

    • Harley Quinn

    • 80’s costume

    • Poison Ivy

    • Alice in Wonderland

  • Decorations/decor

  • Plus size halloween costumes

  • Halloween parties (adults & kids)

  • Hay rides

  • Pumpkin patches

  • Halloween wedding ideas

3. Beauty & Fashion

  • Engagement rings

    • Seamless halo engagement rings

    • Turquoise engagement rings

  • How to apply fake eyelashes

  • How to apply magnetic lashes

  • Scarves

  • Halloween makeup ideas

  • Fall makeup ideas

  • Face painting

  • Cozy sweaters

  • Sweater dresses

  • Knit dresses

  • Halloween nail art

  • Fall hairstyles

  • Long sleeve wedding dresses

  • Fall wedding trends

  • Denim

  • Sneakers

  • Head to toe leather

  • Baggy cardigans

  • Shackets

  • Chunky sneakers

4. Food & Recipes

  • Pumpkin spice

  • Halloween cupcake ideas

  • Halloween sugar cookies

  • Hot chocolate/hot toddy (warm drinks)

  • Candy corns

  • Apple pie

  • Dark chocolate Halloween cookies

  • Brimstone Bread

  • Mummy pizza pies

  • Witches brew

  • Apple cider

  • Candy/nut free candy

  • Caramel apples

  • Squash (roasted, spaghetti, butternut)

  • Roasted pumpkin seeds

  • Pumpkin beer

  • Mac n cheese recipes

  • Pumpkin pie

  • Gluten-free naan bread

  • Chai seed water

  • Chaffles (Keto waffles made of cheese and eggs)

5. Lifestyle 

  • Warm weather travel

  • Outdoor activities

  • Outdoor date ideas

  • Haunted houses/hotels

  • Boho Halloween decor

  • Apple picking

  • Bonfires

  • Libras

6. Home & Decor 

  • Halloween decorations

  • Candles/mixing candle scents

  • Bedroom door painting

  • Wooden door design

  • Gourds

  • Wreaths

  • Blankets and throw pillows

  • Yom Kippur

  • Diwali

  • Stranger Things Halloween decorations

  • Halloween garage decorations

  • Pink Halloween & pastel Halloween colors

  • Cemetery decorations

  • Fall flowers - mums, sunflowers, and chrysanthemums

7. Health & Wellness 

  • Self-care

  • Flu shots/seasonal sicknesses

  • Outdoor Exercise

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Mental Illness Awareness Week

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Fall superfoods

8. Parenting 

  • Costumes for kids

  • Fall festivals

  • Halloween safety tips

  • Halloween baby names

  • Pumpkin carving ideas

  • Fall outdoor activities for kids

  • Pumpkin patches

  • Homecoming

  • High school football games

  • Halloween games for kids

  • Halloween crafts for kids

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