Daylight Saving Time Happening On Halloween Means An Extra Hour Of Celebrating — Here's How To Make The Most Of It
Not only does the spookiest day on the calendar fall on a Saturday this year, it also just so happens to coincide with the end of Daylight Saving Time — and as any Halloween enthusiast will tell you, that's amazing news. Daylight Saving Time happening on Halloween means we all get an additional hour of celebrating to enjoy. Whether you’re going out, staying in, or just calling it a night, there are a few things you should do with your extra hour on Halloween.
Halloweens that fall on Saturday are what our childhood trick-or-treating dreams were made of. I fondly remember cherishing Halloweens that fell on Fridays or Saturdays growing up, because it meant that your parents might let you stay out a little bit later, and you got to enjoy your candy haul in peace before heading back to school. When Oct. 31 fell on a Saturday it was always a way better Halloween experience.
Obviously, Saturday Halloweens mean something entirely different to us as grownups — not having to go to work the next morning allows for a bit more freedom in your celebrations — and having that extra hour is just icing on the cake. That’s one more hour at the bar, at the party, or just chilling at home with your favorite Halloween movies — it’s your hour! Here's how to make the most of it.
1. Figure out your costume
Look, I’m not going to judge you for leaving your costume until the last minute — it happens to the best of us. Luckily, you technically have an extra hour to get your ish together, and figure out what the heck you want to be. When your costume only takes 10 minutes to make, an hour is like an eternity.
2. Take extra time getting ready
After you’ve nailed down what you’re wearing, you could so take a little extra time getting perfectly ready. Since you can stay out an hour later, you could realistically arrive an hour later, too. No need to half ass your get-up, even if it is last minute.
3. Have another drink (or two)
Since most bars typically close at 2 a.m. — which is when the time change will take place — you could probably sneak in an extra Halloween drink or two. Not every bar will honor the extra hour, so you might as well have your last drink while you’re still having a good time. And even if you have to head home, you’ll have that extra hour to sober up anyway!
4. Watch an additional scary movie
Most blockbuster horror flicks clock in between 90 and 100 minutes, so you could use your extra hour to enjoy an extra movie before you have to go to sleep, and hopefully not have any nightmares. You could also play a slasher movie drinking game to ease some of the fear.
5. Binge watch anything
If scary movies and/or going out on Halloween aren’t your thing, you can enjoy the extra hour by catching up on all your fave shows, or watch something new. That hour means an additional episode of an hour-long show, or two half hour-long shows!
6. Get some grub
Most restaurants won’t be open at 2 a.m., but most fast food joints and late-night diners will still be serving food to hungry crayons and cowboys. Even if the place is always open, you’ll be happy for the extra hour to soak up some libations, and slate your munchies before calling it a night.
7. Squeeze in another hour of dancing
I’m sure you know that dancing is good for you both mentally and physically. So use that additional hour to really show off your moves. How many other days during the year can you tear up the dance floor while wearing zombie makeup?
It doesn’t matter what time you end up pouring yourself into bed — you get an extra hour of glorious sleep. Halloween thankfully takes place on a Saturday night, so you’ll have all of Sunday to recover anyway, but that additional hour is bound to feel doubly amazing after your night of drinking, dancing, witching, or watching.
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