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  • Posted: 30/10/2014
  • Author: Thomas Kuzma
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Happy Halloween Readers! Well Happy Halloween Eve. In 24 hours the streets will be invaded with zombies, vampires, aliens and people who don’t understand the concept of scary things. Let’s see what we can find on this bear hunt of holiday goodness.


So Halloween started quite some time ago as a Christianised feast that was influenced by Celtic harvest festivals. It was called All Hallows’ Eve (making today all Hallows eve eve). As time progressed the holiday became more widespread and it evolved, with treats and candies like chocolate bars, lollipops and caramel cods.

This holiday has spread faster than the following for the Leader. There have been Halloweens in Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook and by gum it put them on the map. Halloween has made its way into the bosom of our country. Kids are now going from door to door with their parents, participating in this worldwide phenomenon. But Halloween isn’t only for families; adults are using Halloween to Party like it’s on sale for $19.99.

I could wish as much as I want to but there is no professional opinion on having fun at Halloween. So you are probably wondering: are there any rules that I need to think of when I’m taking my kids trick or treating? Or what on earth should I do at this party? Here are some pointers to get you through.

  1. All costumes are great no matter how much effort you put in

Cosplaying is fantastic. I mean where can you see Batman chill in a princess outfit? On the Internet? Please…


That photo was taken by the lovely Jean Yves Sibert.

The thing about costuming is that it doesn’t matter how your costume looks, as long as you have an enjoyable time in that costume. The only wrong is having a store bought costume; okay the only wrong is having a bad attitude. People have put effort into these costumes, and no one needs discrimination. So if you are creating your costume, feel free to make it your own way, whether it is affordable, well designed, quick, sexy or is made from a box.

Yes I was the opThomas prime. If you need help coming up with a costume I can help you. If you want to look like Ned Flanders you just need to think like Flanders! I'm a big four-eyed lame-o. And I wear the same stupid sweater every day...

2. Over consumption is the worst, know your limit

You can’t spell Trick or Treat without eat. Then again you can’t spell it without ick. We also know that parties are fun to be at. The problem is there is usually that one guy who is partying too hard, for whatever reason; perhaps he wasn’t able to hunt for an outfit that looked good. The thing is you do NOT want to be that guy that ended up leaving a mess in the bath tub because you consumed too much sugar, alcohol or party pies.

To quote something that isn’t Simpsons, “too much of one thing is never a good thing” (thank you Optimus Primal.) So when it does come to partying, trick or treating, just make sure you don’t go mad. If you keep a steady head, you may realise things are coming up Milhouse!

3. Take breaks and remember when things are getting too much

So while we are on the topic of things going mad and crazy, let’s talk about how to enjoy the party without being driven insane to soon. I should state 3 and 4 are more for those on the spectrum. Something I have noticed from my fair share of parties is that the loud music, talking and  food is fun but we need our breaks, otherwise we will meltdown. I mean, I am sure you would meltdown eventually if you were in the land of chocolate.

Everyone needs a break from things, that’s why there are lunch breaks, pit stops and hammer times. So if things are getting too much, remember to take a breather. Otherwise you will be screaming SAVE ME JEEBUS!

4. Keep Hydrated, Halloween can be drenching!

Just a minor point here. You are going to be on your toes at Halloween. You are either going from door to door saying ‘Trick or Treat’,  dancing on the dance floor, or playing a game like twister or beer pong. With all this hard work you are going to need water to keep yourself energized at the party. So, make sure you have a necessary amount of water.

5. Don’t forget to have fun!

It’ Halloween! Don’t treat these as must have rules, just a guide to help you get the most of the experience. What really matters is that everyone has a fun time and if there is that one person that is partying too roughly, just make sure you don’t get in their way. Try finding people who enjoy similar things to you; who knows, you may make a friend or two. I once met a friend at a party, his name was Joey Joe Joe Jr… Shabadoo.

In conclusion

Now I know what you are thinking. This blog had some good tips, but football in the groin had a football in the groin. I just hope that my advice is helpful in this time of spookiness and gobble y gook. So as you head out into the night, make sure that you have a great time but also be responsible. Find the right mix of the two for you.

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No TV and no flair Make Thomas something something