Halloween is almost here! There are so many reasons to love this holiday. You have an excuse to eat candy, you get to dress up as anything you want, and ABC Family airs great movies during 13 Nights of Halloween – not to mention all of the awesome decorations, the pumpkin carving, the scary movie marathons, and did I mention all of the candy yet?
Unfortunately, Halloween doesn’t always go the way you want it to. Sometimes costumes flop. Pumpkins get smashed. Candy causes cavities and stomach aches. That party you thought was going to be awesome got cancelled, leaving you without plans and totally bored. You should plan for the best, but be prepared for the worst. Here are 11 Halloween expectations vs reality to show what REALLY happens with your spooky plans.
1. Coming Up With A Costume Idea
Expectation: I’m going to plan ahead so I can have a really cool, really involved costume with a lot of accessories that looks exactly how I’m picturing it and will be both sexy and smart.
Reality: It’s October 30th and you haven’t put anything together. You’ll throw on some animal ears and call it good.
2. Planning A Group Costume
Expectation: You’re going to get the whole squad together and do coordinating outfits. You’ll stick together all night and everyone will be really impressed by your creativity.
Reality: Someone dropped out last minute. You get separated the instant you arrive at the party and no one understands your costume when you’re by yourself.
3. Putting Together Your Costume
Expectation: You’re crafty! This will be easy!
Reality: When did scissors get so sharp? Why is sewing so hard? How did this glitter get everywhere?
Expectation: You’ll roll up to the neighbor’s house ready to fill your bag with delicious goodies.
Reality: You’ll get a lot of weird looks. Trick-or-treating should probably be left to the kids.
5. Eating Candy
Expectation: You’ll have one piece at a time. Okay, two or three, max. You’re old enough to restrain yourself from eating the entire bag in one sitting.
Reality: You eat the entire bag in one sitting.
6. Carving Pumpkins
Expectation: You’re going to be so pro this year. You’ll sketch out a design ahead of time and be careful with each slice of the knife.
Reality: You make one wrong cut that takes out a huge chunk. You settle for the classic jack o’lantern face every child does.
7. Making A Halloween Recipe
Expectation: You’ll follow all of the instructions on Pinterest to a T and those creepy witch finger bread breadsticks will look like real witch fingers.
Reality: The people on Pinterest legit must be professionals. Your creepy witch finger breadsticks just look like lumpy breadsticks.
8. Watching Scary Movies
Expectation: This is fun! The adrenaline is pumping! Get the popcorn!
Reality: This is terrifying! You’ll have nightmares for weeks.
9. Going To A Haunted House
Expectation: This is even more fun than watching a scary movie because it’s happening IRL!
Reality: After waiting on line for almost two hours in the freezing cold, you enter, only to feel totally uncomfortable. What is that noise? Is that blood? Where did that crazy man with the chainsaw go? GET ME OUT OF HERE.
10. Halloween Parties
Expectation: There will be great food, great music, and great costumes.
Reality: You hear “Monster Mash” 20 times, and someone else is wearing the same costume as you.
11. Cute Pet Costumes
Expectation: This is adorable!
Reality: Your pet gets real mad, real fast, and you have to take it off after 10 minutes.
Which of these Halloween expectations vs. reality did you think was the most true? What did we forget to include? Tell us in the comments!