Trick or treat, give me something good to eat! If this is one of your top priorities Halloweekend, then staying in might be just for you. Not all college students are into spotting the 20 Where’s Waldos and “sexy cat” girls every Halloween, and that’s okay. Believe me when I tell you that fun activities other than sweating off your make-up at a frat party exist. With some good friends, you can accomplish a lot of festive fall activities this Monday.
8 a.m. Join Team PSL
Start the morning off right and meet your squad at a local coffee shop to satisfy your pumpkin cravings with this spicy mix. Caffeine kick starts your day so you don’t feel like lolly-gagging in bed all morning. If you had planned to go out later that night, you probably rolled around in bed Saturday morning scrolling through your Insta-feed, saving your energy for the wild times ahead. But now, you’re wide awake and enjoying the spice that lingers in your mouth from your favorite latte. Can’t help #falling in love with this festive themed morning rendezvous.
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Breakfast of Champions
After your cozy coffee date with your pals, hit up the brunch club or pancake house to score some eats. You have a long day ahead of you filled with unforgettable fall activities. But don’t feel the need to get all gussyed up. Being comfortable and cozy is the best part about staying in. Avoid walking around in high heals that give you painful blisters and tight faux leather pants that make you second guess your decision to be Sandy from Grease.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
No, you won’t likely see a great king of the pumpkins rise out of your local patch, especially around midday. But you might find some king sized pumpkins to decorate your dorm room. The best pumpkins in the patch require some heavy lift, so bring all your friends to help. If you aren’t really a pumpkin person, no worries, we’ve heard pumpkin patches are great for a few #fallselfies.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Jack, the Pumpkin King
Now that you bought some awesome pumpkins, it’s time light ‘em up. But before you break out the candles, you need to get your crafting mind ready and carve them. While carving can get a little messy, it’s fun when you compare your crazy cat to your friend’s toothless pumpkin’s smile. Be sure to keep your tv on in the background for whatever Halloween marathon is running that day.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fingerlings and Other Scary Things
The same old boring grilled cheese or pizza from your school’s dining hall sucks. Spice up your night, not with another latte, but with some treats not tricks. After carving your pumpkin, you were left with some questionably sticky fingers and a bunch of pumpkin seeds. Toast these salty seeds to snack on with your BFFs. Remember those mummy wrapped hot dogs your mom made you when you were little? Time to bring them back, except twice the size. You are an adult after all.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trick or Treat, I’m 20 and want some candy to eat
Who doesn’t miss the free candy handouts your parents actually let you accept from strangers one day of the year? As we get older, going tick-or-treating is unfortunately considered socially unacceptable. But are you truly ready to be considered a real adult? Before completely giving up your childhood, gather good friends and go to a friendly neighborhood that won’t judge for wanting some free candy. Bringing younger cousins, siblings or nieces/nephews might help your image. Waiting for the kids to treat themselves first probably won’t hurt either.
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hit Up that Haunted House
It’s almost the witching hour, literally. Head over to that haunted house or lose your way in a creepy corn maze. The best part about Halloween fairs, besides scaring the heebie-jeebies out of you, is that they usually offer some more sweet treats. Hello caramel apples, cotton candy and sweet and salty popcorn. Don’t worry about counting calories, you most likely burned a bunch running away from the zombie with the chainsaw.
12 a.m. Midnight, Hope to See a Ghost Tonight
“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus,” is what you should tell your friends who want to head into the partying crowds on Halloween night. If the haunted house didn’t spook you enough and you’re still looking for some scary frights to ward off the partying ghosts of Halloween night, host a movie marathon full of Halloween classics. Hocus Pocus is definitely a must, but you also might want to get some goosebumps and watch The Purge.