How to Do Halloween Like A Grown Up

Adultify October 31

The time has come to accept the inevitable: you’re growing up. Embrace it! Becoming an adult can be daunting, but not when you have guides as easy (and, let’s face it, as cool) as the ones in our new Adultify series. Now, you won’t ever have to utter that cringe-worthy term “adulting” when you accomplish something, like doing your laundry—you know, basic, responsible grown-up activities—because you’ll know these truths to be self-evident.

That Halloween is an occasion solely for the young is a fallacy. Yes, the bedrock of October 31 involves dressing up in costumes, knocking on strangers’ doors, and asking them for free candy. And yes, that’s not a good look once you exit your early teens. But there is more to Halloween than trick-or-treating, and it is very possible to get the most out of the day, even after you’ve crossed the threshold into adulthood. Here are some suggestions how to do just that.