I love Halloween. More specifically, I love the Halloween that belongs mostly to kids. I don't have anything against way-too-scary-for-Jane horror movies or skimpy costumes (although this song makes me laugh every time I hear it); it's just that I prefer the pumpkin carving/'It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' side of the holiday.
I guess I'm not always a "kid" about Halloween; for a while, I tended to put together really jokey Halloween costumes ("I'm the Spanish Inquisition! Because no one expects the Spanish Inquisition! ...guys?"), but I got tired of always having to explain my costumes. (The girl who dressed as "Slutty Little Mermaid" never had to explain her costume. Honestly, Internets - does that make sense?) But I do wish I could still go to parties where everything smelled sort of faintly like candy corn, and we all ate caramel apples and watched movies like 'Hocus Pocus' until past our bedtime.
The hipsters should really bring those kind of parties back.
P.S. Forget the hipsters. I'm bringing that kind of party back. Here's my Evite:
Come to my Halloween movie night, Witches!
- Hocus Pocus (7:00-8:30)
- It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (8:30-9:00)
- The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (9:00-10:30)
- Candy Corn
- Caramel Apples
- Tombstone Cupcakes
- Apple Cider
- Halloween Trivia Contest (with prizes!)
- Goody Bags (with spider rings!)
- A's Amazing Pumpkin Art
Come for one movie, or stay for all three! Dressing up in your Halloween costume from 1989 is optional but encouraged.