How to Pregame When You’re Going Out for Halloween

How to Pregame When You’re Going Out for Halloween

Rob Wright

September 27th, 2017


You’ve been trying to decide on a costume for months. You bought tickets to a party that’s going to be ferocious. You know it’s going to be a night full of great music and spooky fun. Here’s how to get ready for the best Halloween ever.

The Day Before

You probably won’t be getting much sleep the night of the party. You have plans to attend an after-event, then who knows what might happen. Go to bed early the night before so you’re well rested.

You’re also going to be more physically active than usual. Whether you dance all night or walk between vendor booths and multiple bars and restaurants, you need to be well hydrated. Drink plenty of water in the 24 hours before the party.

Make transportation plans. If you’ll be drinking, make sure you arrange for a way home so you don’t have to think about it later. Even if you’re not, big events are often crowded. If you can avoid having to deal with parking, you’ll be glad you thought ahead.

On Party Day

If you haven’t finished gathering all the parts for your costume, it can be a fun thing to do with friends. Call a few of the people who will be going to the party with you and go on a quick scavenger hunt to find the finishing touches.

If you never got around to buying a costume, there are plenty of last minute DIY options online. Pick something simple you can make from what you have on hand. Grab a headband with horns and glue a big yellow circle on a white T-shirt to be a deviled egg. Wear a white dress and weave toy snakes through your hair to arrive as Medusa. If you have old jeans, a flannel shirt and a floppy hat, with a little face paint you can turn yourself into a scarecrow.

Get the Party Started

Download a holiday party playlist and meet friends to grab a bite to eat and sample seasonal concoctions. Most bars and restaurants serve Halloween food that isn’t available the rest of the year, so enjoy specials while you have the chance.

Try a Spooky Sunrise made with tequila, tangerine lemonade and grenadine rimmed with black sugar. Or ask the bartender to mix you up a poisoned apple pie in a cocktail shaker blending dark rum, heavy cream, cinnamon syrup and an egg white tinted with a sprinkle of activated charcoal powder. Before you know it, you’ll be off to the long-anticipated party of the year.



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