Two more days until Halloween! Halloween is a fun time to dress up, hang out with friends, and eat lots of candies. It’s my excuse to eat half a bag of Hersey Kisses with almond in one sitting. My favorite thing about Halloween is dressing up and seeing people’s creative costumes. Costumes can be very pricey so consider making your own to save money and allowing the creativity to flow. Make it a DIY (do it yourself) project. Remember you are never too old to dress up.
If you don’t find yourself in the mood to dress up, here are some other alternatives to celebrating Halloween to get you in spirit:
- Decorate your dorm or room with pumpkins, spider webs, and skeletons.
- Crave or paint pumpkins.
- Gather friends and tell each other scary stories
- Have movie night and eat popcorn watching Halloween themed or scary movies like Halloween starring Mike Meyers
- Go trick or treating (in a costume) and be a kid again
- Bake Halloween desserts like chocolate cupcakes with gummy worms to create the illusion that you are eating dirt and worms
- Enjoy a cup of pumpkin spice tea, latte, or coffee.
- Volunteer as a designated driving to promote safe driving within your school and community & help get one drunk driver of the road
Celebrate Halloween with a fun, scary, & spooky spirit. Relax for the day and let your guard down and allow yourself a good scare or laugh in a haunted house or corn maze. As you enjoying a few bloody Marys with great company, remember to have a safe Halloween. Halloween is fun but only if it’s safe. Here are some dos and don’ts for a safe October 31st:
- Don’t carry fake weapons of any sort or make any threats to anyone!
- Do identify anyone who has a mask. Make sure you know who they are before letting them in.
- Do identify yourself when asked if you are wearing a mask.
- Do use the buddy system and travel in pairs or within a big group.
- Do walk in lighted areas and be aware of your surroundings.
- Do check your candies to make sure the wrapping or package was not tampered with.
- Do KNOW YOUR LIMIT! If you see someone really sick, get help and call 911.
- Do not light up candles in dorm rooms or leave them unattended at home.
- DO Plan ahead for your trip home. Store some cabs numbers in your phone.
- Do watch out for children who are trick or treating.
- Do respect your community and keep the noise to minimum.
- DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.