Happy Halloween lovely readers! With Halloween on a weekday that often means that celebrating either has to be planned for the weekend before or the weekend after the big day. While I am all for celebrating Halloween for as many days as possible I thought I would share some easy ways you can celebrate today, even if you happen to be at work or just really busy on a Wednesday.
First on the list, accessorize! If you have the luxury of a casual dress code during the week throw on a Halloween t-shirt or sweatshirt or even some themed leggings and rock out a full spooky outfit. I have particularly been lurking on the Hot Topic Halloween page and checking out their hoodies, but I also was gifted a slightly vintage, okay it belonged to my dad, Snoopy Halloween sweatshirt that I’m planning on wearing. If you have a more restrictive dress code go for some spooky socks, they even sell some Freddy Krueger themed ones that look practically like a dress sock.
Second, pull out a spooky book. While you might not be able to read an entire book you can always start something a little spooky during your lunch break or after work. My best Halloween recommendation is Something Wicked This Way Comes, if you are thinking full size, or check out some short stories by Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft. You could also breeze through The Legend of Sleepy Hollow if you want something super Halloween-y.
The third suggestion I have is checking out a creepy tv show on Netflix or Hulu. While major Halloween fans have probably already checked out every season of American Horror Story you could do a little rewatch of just the Halloween episodes. If you want something completely new consider Hemlock Grove, which I think gets even creepier than AHS, Salem, or Penny Dreadful.
Fourth on the list is finding something eerie to listen to. While you are at your desk it might be easier to pop in a podcast instead of queuing up a tv show so for my earbudded friends try Alexandria Archives or The Lift. I’ve talked about both on the site before, but in case you’ve never heard of them Alexandria Archives is a podcast that focuses on a night time radio show at Alexandria University. During each full length episode there is a creepy story and some of them are downright terrifying. The Lift is an anthology podcast where each story is a bit of a horror. You can listen to them in any order and just mind find something truly terrifying.
Fifth and final is a tradition that you just have to indulge in, even if you are a little busy. Tune in to the Hocus Pocus marathon on Freeform. It happens every year on Halloween and all you have to do is pop it on the channel and let the movie play. You can actively watch it, use it as background noise, or if you are the legal drinking age wherever you are you can always indulge in a bit of a drinking game.
I hope you enjoy these suggestions and Happy Halloween everyone!
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