Spooky Things to do Before Halloween
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Spooky Things to do Before Halloween

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Spooky Things to do Before Halloween
Time Out Los Angeles

Ever since the first pumpkin spice flavored food or drink came out at the end of August, I knew it meant one, and only one, thing only: Halloween is approaching.


Fall is one of my absolute favorite seasons of the year, with Spring as a close second. As soon as the weather drops from 89 degrees to a chilly 70 (I live in San Diego don't judge me), I know the joys of Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up. This year, I wanted to achieve maximum spookiness all throughout the two months of prep work for the grand day, October 31st. So here's what I did (and anyone can do too before this Monday):

1. Be yourself and be weird (the ghouls and goblins on Halloween night won't mind your silly antics. Just keep it safe yo.)

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2. Make yourself some hot tea, coffee, iced coffee, buy a Starbucks PSL if you want and make baked goods.

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3. Think of your costume idea if you haven't already, and get started on making/buying whatever you may need.


4. Make sure to clear your schedules for Halloween festivities and plan accordingly.

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5. Buy all the limited edition Halloween foods 'n flavors (costumes, too) from stores.

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6. Watch some Halloween movies with your friends.

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7. Decorate your house/room/binders/folders/door/dorm/pets/bathrooms/etc.



8. Practice your face makeup (for however creepy, or odd, it'll be).

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9. Visit a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins.

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10. Go trick or treating (even if you're in college, embrace your inner child).

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BONUS:
11. When the power goes out campus wide at your school, it makes everything a lot more fun.

I'm excited, and I hope everyone else out there is too.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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