It is no secret to my friends and family that Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. It always has been. I wait all year for the one night where I can put on an awesome costume and let my full freak flow. Here are the top 10 reasons I love Halloween more than any other day of the year. Sit back, relax, and drink your pumpkin spice lattes (which I hate by the way) and enjoy!
- You can be anything or anyone for one night
In my opinion, this is the best part of Halloween. The possibilities are endless. You can be scary, pretty, funny, or any combination of the three. You can wear an obnoxious dress or a funky wig, and no one can really judge you for it… well they can, but not as much as they would on a normal day. You can act sassy when you’re actually sweet or ditzy when you’re actually smart, or any way you want to. It’s a great opportunity to be someone or something else, even if it is just for one night. It’s a way to show your creativity off to everyone. The possibilities are endless. I have seen a male sexy camp counselor, Shaggy and Scooby, a gum ball machine, Pikachu and Ash, Superman, Venus, Winnie the Pooh, and even Twister! And that was just in the past two years. Halloween brings out the fun and free spirit in all of us, and I love every part of it. I’ve been frantically trying to get my tutu done on time!
- The fun makeup
While I understand that this does tie into the costume thing, I feel it deserves it’s own separate category. Halloween makeup is so much fun! There’s zombies, vampires, princesses, and everything in between. There is always such amazing makeup on Halloween, it’s as though everyone either is or knows a makeup artist. I also love doing my makeup on Halloween, because I love bright color and glitter. I can go overboard on those for Halloween and be bold with my makeup without being laughed at. I absolutely love doing my makeup for Halloween, and cannot wait to do my fairy face next week!
- Scaring others as well as yourself
I love all the scary movies, haunted houses, and just creepy things that go with Halloween. I love scaring other people, especially my roommates! I always get such a laugh out of their squeals. I also love scaring myself by sitting down to watch a horror movie or forcing myself to walk through the haunted corn maze. A little harmless scare is always fun… after my heart rate slows down of course. Except these creepy clowns that keep popping up everywhere. Seriously guys, that isn’t funny. It’s terrifying.
- It is acceptable to eat candy until you puke
What other holiday can you consume mass quantities of Reese’s Cups and Kit Kats until you feel sick? No one will be surprised if you polish the whole bag of candy, because they probably have one of their own they’ve been eating the whole night. This is especially a perk for all those trick-or-treaters out there. It’s also beneficial for those trick-or-treaters older siblings; they get the candy without having to do the work. Forget cooking a nice dinner, and bring on the Milky Ways!
- The decorations
I love the spooky Halloween decorations: the pumpkins on porches, the ghosts swaying from trees, the skeleton in the doorway, the spider webs in the corner, all of them! They are so much fun and can even be a little spooky. As much as I love Christmas lights, nothing beats a house that is all decked out in Halloween. Plus, there’s a bonus: You don’t have to dust out those cobwebs. They’re festive!
- It’s in Fall
I think we can all agree that Fall is the best season. Okay, maybe that’s just me. I love the Fall more than anything, so it’s extra awesome that Halloween happens to fall in Fall (see what I did there?) I love smells, the colors, the apple everything, and the pumpkins (a vital part of Halloween). The fact that my favorite holiday is in my favorite season makes both Halloween and Fall that much more enjoyable! Good bye Summer and beaches and HELLOOOOOO Fall and cider!
- The parties
Nothing beats a good Halloween bash, especially in college. They are fun to plan, decorate for, and attend. Plus, a ton of people get to see your awesome costume. Plus, there are so many great games: bobbing for apples, cemetery scavenger hunts, witch hunting, hayrides the possibilities are endless! I cannot wait for the Halloween parties to come!
- The Movies
Who doesn’t love to curl up on the couch and dive into Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown? In my opinion, these are two of the best classic Halloween movies. My holiday wouldn’t be complete without watching these at least once. Halloween movies, even the not so scary ones, are always great to watch. Nothing beats watching Max light that black flamed candle!
- You are not required to buy anyone anything
Buying Christmas and birthday presents is always such a hassle. And how about that bottle of wine or pumpkin pie you feel obligated to bring for Thanksgiving? This isn’t the case with Halloween. No one cares if you show up empty handed, as long as you come in a costume and are ready to party! You get to skip the stress but still have all the fun.
- The day after candy sales
MAJOR PERK! Sure Halloween is AWESOME, but we have to talk about November 1st. That glorious day when all the unsold Halloween candy drops to half price, and the candy is crawling with children, teenagers, and adults all hoping there’s at least one bag of chocolate bars left. Everything is on sale and just waiting for the taking. So be sure to get an early start to take full advantage of these sales. It’s a great to stock up on a supply of candy that can last until next Halloween. Who am I kidding? It barely makes it to Thanksgiving.
I hope you all have a wonderfully spooky Halloween and stay safe. I’ll be rocking my kick ass fairy costume and partying it up with some of the best people. I hope you all get as much fun out of this holiday as I do. Rock your awesome costumes, let your inner makeup artist shine, and continue being spooktacular!