The CC Weekly Weigh In: Our Favorite Halloween Traditions
Happy Halloween, CollegeCandies! We hope you started your morning off right: with a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a bowl of candy corn pumpkins. Mmmmm.
We know that most people count down to birthdays and Christmas, but Halloween is our favorite holiday of the year by far. I mean, there are costumes! And candy! And scary movies! And candy!
Oh wait…we said that one already.
Since we love this day so much, this week we asked our writers to weigh in on their favorite Halloween traditions. Some are old, some are new, but all are reasons to make this our #1 holiday.
Olua: Since my family never let me celebrate Halloween, I used to love watching all the cartoon specials they showed Halloween week. They also used to give us candy in class. Good times.
Kathryn S.: Getting wasted in a vinyl dress. Spill all the beer you want on me, it’ll slide right off!
Erica – Kent State: Carving pumpkins. This year my roommates and I did it surrounded by Carlo Rossi, pumpkin shaped cookies and our kittens. Then we baked the seeds. Delicious!
Carly – Grinnell: I love handing out candy to kids at the door. I just think it’s so fun to look at their costumes. Oh, and watching scary movies. Yessss.
Kelly – UMass: Keg stands in a slutty costume
Noa – CU Boulder: Scary movies and a little…er…herbal supplement.
Alex – Cornell: Decorating. I just get some sick rush from covering my house in pumpkins and spiderwebs.
Lauren – University of Michigan: Reese’s pumpkins. The peanut butter to chocolate ratio is perfect.
Suzanne – Tulane: The excuse to dress up in costume for a week straight. Everything is better in costume.
Kari – FSU: Helping my family put together our scarecrow, Upside Down Bob. Bob’s quite the character, he does a headstand in our front yard from Mid October til’ Black Friday and draws a lot of curiosity as to the sanity of our fam from passerby. Ahh, tradition.
Sarabeth – University of Texas: Dressing up! Nothing like being able to wear anything the eff you want for a night with no one to judge.
John – UConn: Predictably, my favorite Halloween tradition is trick-or-treating – but apparently it’s not as traditional as I’d thought. I went trick or treating as a freshman and most of the shrimpy little fifth graders
weren’t even dressed up, the pigs.
S.E. – Fordham: Carving pumpkins is my fave. I like taking all the orange goop out of it before I
put the candle in.
Heather – Penn State: Eating enough candy corn to feed a small country.
Elise – UCLA: Slice and Bake Pillsbury Cookies with those weird witch pictures on them that never turn out looking like witches, but taste sooo damn good.