Halloween Tips and Tricks

By Emily Jones

     Halloween: A day when everybody can be anybody. Halloween is all about dressing up with friends and staying out late collecting candy. But this year, the case is different. October 31 falls on a Monday, which means instead of eating candy, you’ll most likely be doing your homework. But fear not! I’ve compiled some tips, tricks, (and maybe even some treats) to make this Halloween successful.

     First of all, let’s address the elephant in the room – how are we going to get candy AND get all of our homework done? It might not seem possible to some, especially those in classes such as algebra, geometry, or IPC, which all have a high quantity of homework. If you have study lab, it should be easy to get all of it done before school ends. If not, you can try and get your homework done for green day classes (which will be the Tuesday after) done the weekend before since you already know what’s assigned.

     Since everyone in Houston is facing the same predicament as us, most people will be handing out candy relatively early. This will make it easy to get the amount of candy you want at a reasonable hour. My tip would be to stay in your general area, as you can get home easier and earlier if you still need to get work done.

     My next tip is less of a tip, but more of just a fun idea to try out this Halloween. We mainly picture Halloween as a day to only get candy, but in the 21st century, it’s more than just that! On Halloween night, local bakeries and restaurants open their doors to serve food to trick-or-treaters. For example, Tiny’s No. 5, a brunch spot located near West University Elementary School, hands out their famous chocolate chip cookies to kids and parents alike. Another place to visit this Halloween would be Sprinkles Cupcakes, a cupcake bakery in Highland Village. They’ll be serving some delicious Halloween inspired flavors, such as caramel apple and s’mores! I suggest you check your favorite restaurant to see what they have in store for the 31st!

     Even though Halloween is on a Monday, that doesn’t mean that it won’t be any fun! By using these tips and tricks, you’ll be prepared to gather as much candy as possible on this spooky night.