If you ask me why Halloween is so freakin’ amazeballs-o-riffic I’ll tell you it’s because:
2. Costumes, costumes, costumes! Ever wanted to be a pirate? Thought it would be cool to get your cheese on and channel a Slice of Pizza? Thought cross-dressing would be fun, but worried what your friends would think? Now’s your chance to do one or all of these things because it’s Halloween and wearing a costume, a mask, and makeup is totally acceptable!
3. Pumpkins. Lots and lots and LOTS of pumpkins… and Jack-o-lanterns: Carving them, seeing them, and ahem, even smashing them. OH! The Power of Pumpkin! The appeal of pumpkin is, sadly, misunderstood Down Under, and only eaten as a roasted with potatoes, garlic-n-onions savory dish, rather than a cinnamon-nutmeg-ginger Festival of Pumpkin-spice Everything in the USA.
4. This is most important. I cannot express this vehemently enough. I bet you might agree with me on this too. I’ve come to understand this importance more and more every year: Halloween provides a much-needed buffer between the end of Summer (or beginning of Spring, depending on what hemisphere you live in) and the Christmas advertising onslaught, which, I kid you not, started here in Australia on September 12th.
5. Finally, I must remind you of Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett’s The Monster Mash. My friend Cindy does this right. She combines all that is Halloween in lights and song! EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!
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