As Halloween is only a couple days away, excitement and disappoint are on the rise. All Hallows’ Eve is on a Monday this year, and that means some serious decisions have to be made about how to celebrate.
Is it even worth doing something on a weekday holiday? The answer to that question is always yes. When it comes to Halloween in particular, there are many events that happen both on and off campus. On Oct. 29, the Whittier Community Center is hosting their “Spooktacular 5K Run/Walk and Creepy Crawly 1/2-Mile Dash” from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. On Oct. 30, Uptown Whittier will be doing their “Halloween Capers” event from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. which is a free community event for all ages. On Halloween night, Whittier Museum is open for trick-or-treaters at their “Happy Haunting at the Whittier Museum” event from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
If you are looking for something a little more PG-13 to do, check out http://www.sgvtribune.com/lifestyle/20131023/halloween-events-haunts-harvest-festivals-in-pasadena-san-gabriel-valley-and-whittier for a list of events in the LA, Pasadena, Whittier, and San Gabriel Valley area, including haunted houses, rock performances inspired by Rob Zombie, 21+ haunted zoo events, movie screenings, a Halloween carnival, and more. There are also tons of pumpkin patches conveniently placed near school to get your carving on. Despite the fact that Halloween is on a Monday this year, there are plenty of opportunities to have fun.
Some fun and easy Halloween costumes and makeup that you can wear to your Monday classes are: Emoji characters, Tom Cruise in Risky Business, skeletons, Lichtenstein Pop Art characters, animals, dolls, or superheroes. Really, many things on social media can be turned into a Halloween costume if you try hard enough. Even if you can’t go all out this Halloween it doesn’t have to be a milk-dud. Speaking of which, since candy goes on sale right after Halloween, finding a snack between classes on Tuesday will be that much sweeter.
If you decide to make it a night in, Freeform’s (ABC Family) “13 Nights of Halloween,” will be playing classic “scary” movies starting at 7:00 a.m. with The Goonies, and ending with a back to back airing of Hocus Pocus from 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Whether you decide to go out and have some spooky fun, or stay in and make a night of horror movies and loads of candy, don’t let Monday get you down. Halloween can still be celebrated to the fullest even with Tuesday morning classes looming overhead.