We all have different ideas of what Halloween meant to us growing up. The struggle of finding the perfect Halloween costume: monster or prince/princess? The intensity involved in finding the best hiding spot to keep your candy away from your lurking siblings. Figuring out who would make the cut this year to join your trick-or-treating posse. There were trick-or-treating routes to plan, car-pooling schedules to plot. And there was always the pressure to make this Halloween the most scary, fun, and creative one yet. Well, now Halloween means something a little different, but we all know the best of the best Halloween times occurred in the 1990's.
1. Your pregame was watching "Hocus Pocus."
Best Halloween movie of all time.
2. You spent way too much time picking out the correctly-sized plastic pumpkin bucket to hold all your candy.
Maybe the one that fits a small animal will hold enough Kit Kats? Should you just go all out this year for the pillow-case?
3. You got wrapped up in the spooky Halloween adventures of Shaggy and Scooby.
Why was that dog always messing things up!?
4. You got into a heated argument with your friends about whose parent was going to pick you and your friends up and drive you 50 feet when you got tired from walking house to house.
Whose minivan would be the winner this year?!
5. Were you going to go as a Spice Girl or Aladdin?! And why was your best friend always stealing the best people of each girl or boy group? Did you always have to be the Little John to their Robin Hood?
*Lizzie gets it*
6. You spent forever picking out the best pumpkin to carve with your friends -- and you better believe yours was the best.
You were not going to have the pathetic pumpkin.
7. And you watched Charlie Brown's Halloween as a warmup.
Still one of the best things to watch on Halloween.
8. Plus, if you were cool you definitely had the best McDonald's Happy Meal Halloween buckets...
Nothing demonstrates your Halloween status quite like a plastic bin from Mickey D's.
9. You watched The Addams Family... and you jammed to this song with no hesitation.
Everyone loves a good Halloween rap.
10. You had to carry around "scary" safety flashlights or wear some other reflective gear while trick-or-treating... the time before smartphones.
Safety-crazed parents ruled with an iron-first in the '90's.
11. And finally, these decorations were everywhere.
Could you even walk walk through the neighborhood without seeing these plastered on every window?