One of life’s most difficult transitions is upon me. There has got to be novels written about how to cope with the emotional turbulence of college-to-adulthood transitions. And have entire chapters dedicated to this one, confusing, terrifying shift…. I’m talking about Halloween.
What is a PostGrad to do on this night that used to be full of glitter and glee?? Halloween was one of my favorite times of the year. I would pick out some adorable costume that would undoubtedly leave me freezing to death while walking on the Hillsborough Hike, but I didn’t care because I was sparkly and cute and MAN do I look good in fake eyelashes! But now, I’m like…what is that word? Practical. I want to be warm, comfy, still adorable, but ultimately warm. What is happening to me??
So, choosing a costume has been a struggle but thanks to the Junior League Shopping Spree (which had wayyyyy more locals than I thought- so proud!) I am warm, snuggly, and still going to wear fake eyelashes. So what to do on this PostGrad Halloween weekend? WELLLLLL I am going on the Hike anyway because I was only fortunate enough to be 21 for one year in college and I deserve it. Hitting up my favorite locally owned spots: Chile Bomba (margzzzzzzzz), The Alley, Mitch’s Tavern, East Village Grill, The Keg, and whatever else strikes my fancy is a must.
I was also able to score two VIP tickets to Guy Fawkes Night, which I have not been to yet, but based on the look of the tickets and those enticing words: “complimentary food, beer, and wine,” I know it will be FABULOUS. Wait, hold the phone… just googled Guy Fawkes Raleigh and there are fire performers! FIRE PERFORMERS?!? I. Am. Pumped. November 2nd, from 5pm-11pm, at The Oxford, downtown Raleigh, be there, or be square. And just because I’m in VIP doesn’t mean I can’t hang out with you. The event is free to attend… yes, FREE. You only pay if you eat, drink or drink.
There are a ton of other Halloween-themed weekend events in Raleigh, like Coglin’s themed parties every night, Halloween Safe Night at The North Carolina Museum of History (if you want free candy), and basically everywhere else I will be checking out too because I LOVE THIS HOLIDAY… even if I am just alone in my bed eating a Pumpkin Spice Muffin wearing my bear costume.
More than anything though, I need advice on how adults do Halloween. Even if that includes just making it an extension of college- tell me! I need to know where my life is headed! Happy Halloween, locals!