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Halloween Isn’t Just for Kids!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hampton U chapter.

Growing up, Halloween was always a highly anticipated holiday, starting from the beginning of October when you would wait for the annual Party City Costume Book release. Being young, there are so many different activities to partake in surrounding that one day, October 31st, yet you couldn’t wait to be older to move into the young adult costume section. Well, now that you’re older how are you celebrating?

Many people have no clue what to do on Halloween once they go away to school, they feel as if their options are limited to only a slutty Halloween costume. When you are young, parents have what seems like a schedule for all the different events and activities in the neighborhood. Some Halloween highlights include walking around in a Halloween Parade at your school, going Trick or Treating, going to a haunted house, or even a scary corn maze. Being away at school doesn’t have to limit the ways in which you should celebrate Halloween.


If you decide to go to a costume party this year, try the classy costume route instead of the slutty attire. Just because it’s a holiday does not mean you should lose your morals. Also, try to mix it up with some costume originality this year – this is for all the cats and bunnies out there. There are so many costumes to choose from, don’t limit yourself but at the same time don’t appropriate anyone’s culture. Even if you can’t make it to the store or you’re trying to recover your funds from homecoming, there are plenty of cute DIY costumes that you can wear featuring items right from your closet.

If you don’t want to go out this Halloween that is completely fine, but you can still find ways to enjoy the holiday. Movie nights with your friends are always fun, but a Halloween edition movie night might just be even better. If you have an apartment that’s even better. First, go to the store and grab some Pillsbury Halloween Sugar Cookies and some ice cream. Then, you can make a pillow and sheets fort in your living room for the aesthetic. After you bake the cookies and set up the room you can turn to Disney Channel and watch all the Halloween classics.

Don’t want to stay in for Halloween, but not up for a party? There are plenty of other ways you can celebrate, many of which include doing things you did as a child. Going to haunted houses around the neighborhood or even corn mazes are great ideas when you have a group of friends to go with. Also, many amusement parks open for the month of October with a special Halloween theme. If you’re looking for something less spooky you could even go pumpkin picking and make a night out of craving them.

Just because you grew up doesn’t mean the holiday activities have to end. Try any one of these this October 31st and enjoy yourself! Happy Halloween!

Loryn Hairston

Hampton U '20

"She is clothed with STRENGTH & DIGINITY Prov. 31:25" Lo. 20 y/o. ny. strategic communications major pre-law track, c/o 20. writer + future esq. + avid reader.
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Ania Cotton

Hampton U '18

Ania is a charismatic, outgoing, fun loving individual with aspirations of owning her own public relations firm. Her favorite shows are Spongebob, Regular Show, and Bob's Burgers, and she loves to eat. Ania graduated from Hampton University in May 2018 with her Bachelors of Arts in Strategic Communications with a minor in Spanish. Ania loves to talk and give advice to her friends and family; the motto that she lives by is to always be a blessing to others because you never know who may need it. To learn more about her, visit her website at www.anianicole.com.