October has arrived, resurrecting spooky season and beginning the 2019 holiday season. This means “31 Days of Halloween” has aired on T.V., Target has put up its lovely Halloween decorations, and it’s time to snuggle up with your boo, dogs, or cats! Yes, fall has begun! The Talon asked CB students what their holiday traditions […]
October has arrived, resurrecting spooky season and beginning the 2019 holiday season. This means “31 Days of Halloween” has aired on T.V., Target has put up its lovely Halloween decorations, and it’s time to snuggle up with your boo, dogs, or cats! Yes, fall has begun! The Talon asked CB students what their holiday traditions are and what’s to expect for Halloween 2019.
Though the holiday season doesn’t technically start until October, it’s never too early to start planning those Halloween costumes. However, if you are like me and a little last minute with your Halloween costume, Amazon Prime’s one-day shipping always comes in clutch.
I’ve been hearing all around the senior class a variety of costumes being planned and was curious to know what to expect for this year’s Halloween costumes trends and if my lumberjack idea was a little outdated.
“This year I am very exited to dress as a purple crayon,” Marissa Galvez (‘20) announced. “Last year my dear friend Eli Stern (’20) gave me the idea when he just looked so good in his costume — I had to hop on the trend this year.”
Marissa also explained how internet trends can influence creativity for the holiday.
“I’ve noticed through the past years people dressing as memes actually. It’s quite funny to see around on school, but after the fifth Kermit the frog sipping tea it got sort of old,” she says. “Girls dressing as the ’90’s era Dwayne Johnson was a classic though”.
As fun as the Halloween costumes are to see every year, it’s the holiday traditions that really begin to warm my heart. The Talon asked some of CB’s students what their families do every year that make this time feel so special.
Ainsley Carroll (‘20) revealed her favorite tradition that reminded me of the Secret Santa concept for Christmas time: Booing. Booing was introduced to me just this year. Basically, you make a gift basket for a friend and surprise them with it in a spooky way.
“Booing is a really adorable and fun way to pull a prank on your friends during this time of year. You can scare your friends or simply surprise them with a little gift basket holding treats, candy, and all kinds of Halloween festivities.”
Ainsley says her favorite booing memory was when her friends gave her the scare of a lifetime, but it turned out to be all in good spirits and fun.
“In 6th grade was probably my favorite because my friends at Sacred Heart [Elementary] scared the [heck] out of me before giving me a really big and nice basket with all my favorite candy and pictures. They of course had to give me a heart attack first, but it’s a memory I’ll never forget”.
Katie Phipps (‘20) explains why Halloween is so important to her as she tells us her Halloween traditions that her family is known for.
“Halloween is always a great start for the holiday season and is definitely my second favorite holiday. It’s a big deal for me and my family to celebrate,” Katie says. “Every year my family and I host an annual Halloween party for families in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood. Kids usually go trick or treating in the area while parents can relax and hang out”.
The Halloween party also gives families a time to catch up with each other, from middle school friends to old family relatives that only visit during these time of years.
“I usually see friends and family I haven’t seen in a while at these little parties and it’s really nice to catch up every year with my friends from middle school until I see them again around Christmas time”.
Halloween is a time to start appreciating your loved ones and to resurrect those holiday traditions. So go start searching for your 2019 meme costume and start building that gift basket to scare your loved one!