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Greetings, White Lotus! How y'all doing this Tea Tuesday?

So, again, thank you everyone for your patience and order flood. You guys are awesome!

So as the weather gets colder and Halloween is fast approaching, everyone wants to do something festive. Whether it's date night, catching up with a friend, or treating yourself, here is a list of cute activities to do to get in the holiday spirit!

1) Go to a Drive-In Movie

This is one that is not only fun but also great social distancing activity. My local drive-in has been playing Halloween themed movies all month and even offered a discount for early ticket buyers. To make it a little extra, bring your own Halloween themed snacks! I made boxes for my friend and I on our GNO with sparkling apple juice, candy, and popcorn when we went to see Corpse Bride (I also added socks as a little present too ^_^).

2) Play Games Online with Friends

Okay, another shameless Among Us plug, BUT let me explain. My friends and I have so much fun with each other online and with the killing/"who done it?" element, you can't go wrong. As an added bonus, the game does have Halloween themed hats your character can wear and you and your friends can coordinate and make your names spooky too!

Yes, this is a screenshot from the gameplay with me and my friends. Also, yes. that is me as a plague doctor. It's so perfect for this season. And don't forget other games like Five Nights at Freddy's, Bendy and the Ink Machine, and old school Slender Man for that nostalgia factor. If you can't play, watch! Markiplier is my go-to for youtube gaming.

3) Pumpkin Patch Visit with Carving/Painting Contest

You can't beat a Fall classic. Have your friends vote online to see who won. If it's you alone, show off your skills! Not everything has to be a competition, but the rush of winning is pretty sweet. Plus if you're handy, you can cook up the seeds inside or plant one in the Spring for a pumpkin of your own!

4) Halloween Movie Marathon

Another classic Fall/Holiday activity to do. Whether it's about the nostalgia or the scares, don't be afraid to decorate around the house, get some spooky snacks, grab a warm blanket or two, even put on some spoopy pajamas to make your evening "spellbinding"! Here are some of my spooktastic movie picks you can check out:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Coraline

  • Corpse Bride

  • Beetlejuice

  • Twitches

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Scary Godmother's Halloween Spooktacular (all aboard the nostalgia train! Watch here!)

  • Book of Life (Dia de Los Muertos)

  • Trick 'r Treat

TV Shows and Anime if they're more your vibe:

  • Lovecraft Country

  • Stranger Things

  • Black Mirror

  • Black Butler

  • Corpse Party

  • American Horror Story

  • Tokyo Ghoul

  • Death Note

  • Attack on Titan

5) Make/Share a Halloween Playlist

Get in that good creepy-crawly mood with a dope playlist! If you want to listen to Tim Burton scores, go for it. If you want to jam to the Monster Mash and the Ghostbusters theme, be great. If you want to put on Audible and listen to Edgar Allan Poe being read to you, wonderful. If you want to listen to true crime podcasts, catch a vibe. Be classic, be bold, be intellectual, be silly, be whatever! Listen to what you want that makes you think of Halloween.

6) Read/Write or Make Art

Spooky season is the perfect time to show off your creative side or consume some yourself. Dive into a different world full of ghouls and goblins in thick books or create your own stories or fan fiction. Painting with blood-red colors, creepy jewelry and phone accessories, or singing covers of your favorite songs is a great way to find and give inspiration. And don't be afraid to show off to your friends and family. Who knows? Maybe they'll be down for a scare or two.

7) Go Halloween Shopping

Whether you're looking for decorations, costumes, or just trying to catch a vibe, go to the shops! Going to Spirit Halloween with my mom is one of the ways we bond this time of year. And even though my parents don't usually decorate for Halloween, I managed to get a sugar skull doormat for the front door. I call that a win lol

What do you guys like to do during this time of year? Let me know in the comments.

Sip Savory and Spill Responsibly. Until next week!

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