Typically we love Halloween and even though it comes with less sun and colder weather it doesn’t take much convincing to get us into the spooky spirit. This year has been a little bit different. S has been working out of town and A has been busy working on her house so it’s been more difficult for us to be focused on getting into the mood for Halloween. We’re T minus two days from riding our brooms and celebrating with all of the witches so we have rounded up a list to help y’all and ourselves welcome in the Halloween vibes!
The most obvious on the list of things to do is visit the pumpkin patch! We know it’s so basic but there’s something about buying a mini pumpkin that puts a smile on our faces. Maybe because it’s mini?! Even if you have no intention or time to carve it the orange decor will have you reminiscing about all of those fun Halloween times!
Have you heard of freight nights?! Basically you pay money to have strangers dressed as monsters scare the living daylights out of you. As people who value our personal space we’d never set foot in a place like this so we found an alternate adventure, a candle lit tour of the Winchester Mansion! We sadly didn’t plan accordingly this year but it’s at the top of our list for next year! Don’t worry we’ll be writing about visiting this historic creepy attraction when it does happen, mostly to let y’all know we survived!
Netflix and chill is a major part of our lives. By chill we mean binge on an entire series in one night while cuddled up in our favorite blanket. One of our fav gals @carolinemoira has the best Halloween movie checklist to accomplish those spooky vibes this season! You can find her spooky movie list here.
There is no better time to indulge in your favorite sweet treats! This time of the year those faves most likely come in cute packaging and if you’re lucky enough to pick a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup as your fav candy you can find it shaped as a Pumpkin. We won’t lie we’re suckers when it comes to cute marketing. If devouring confectionery by yourself doesn’t sound fun go grab a bottle of wine and share the sweets with your BFF!
Dia De Los Muertos
Also known as the Day of the Dead it starts October 31st and ends November 2nd. This celebration of the dearly departed is prevalent in the Mexican culture. Alters or ofrendas are made and filled with pictures of the loved ones that have passed away and include some of their favorite items and foods as an offering to welcome them back home. We’d recommend watching the movie Coco to get some more insight on this wonderful tradition and we dare you not to ball like a baby. Anywho, if you didn’t know S is Mexican and for the very first time S will have her very own ofrenda to welcome back her sweet angel kitty.
We hope our little spooky OHBI list helps y’all find your hallows eve spirit! Find us on Insta @OHBIofficial and let us know your favorite ways go get into the Halloween mood!