Halloween. The holiday where you get loads of candy, and can change your identity. There are many things you need to prepare for a successful holiday. At my school, Pacific High School in the SBCUSD there is a mini carnival with a movie and games hosted by the drama club after school. ASB is hosting a costume contest during school. So no matter what age you are, or your interest, there are many ways to be spirited.
For instance, your costume: Being in high school myself, I need to choose a costume that is fun and stylish at the same time. It’s still “cool” to dress up in high school just make sure your comfortable and own the identity you’re borrowing for the day. Keeping it cool and real, make sure the accessories such as bling and makeup are 2nd to none. Most of all be spirited, safe, and have fun!
Decorating is a humongous deal: Many Harvest festivals are the week before Halloween. The people came in costume for games, candy, and a safe environment. The booth with the best and loudest theme always has the biggest crowd being the popular spot of the entire night. At her pre-school, Peyton Brown says her schools hot spot was the super bounce house and the cakewalk.
For all the trick or treating people, traveling to an upper-crust area with well-decorated homes is the most appealing because the persona is you will receive super sized candy bars (not the fun sizes).
Homes with elaborate displays will bring in the big crowds. These are normally the adults who put the added touch in both tricking and treating. My neighbors across the street have that house this year.
They have pumpkins everywhere, orange lights that trim the entire front of the home, and an apple bobbing display on the front porch. They are a sure win for the most popular house on the block to attract a huge crowd.
Halloween is a blast but you have to be safe. You don’t necessarily need to go trick or treating with your parents if you’re a teen. I suggest going in a group of at least four friends. This way you can all keep track of each other and enjoy your night of tricks and treats.
Whatever your plans are this Halloween, remember to have fun, be safe, and don’t eat too much candy!