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8 things to do to have a spooky (and safe) Halloween

Spooky Celebrations

As Halloween approaches, CHALK is here to offer eight socially distanced ways to get into the spooky spirit.

Halloween is just weeks away, and spooky celebrations across the country are being adjusted because of the pandemic. Although crowded costume parties and apple-bobbing competitions may not be 2020-friendly, there are still plenty of ways you can have fun this season!

Here are eight things you can do in your household to get into the Halloween spirit. 

1. Disney Halloween special marathon 

Since the 2019 launch of Disney+, members of Gen Z everywhere have been escaping to the mid-2000s by watching the nostalgic content the streaming service has to offer. Gather your friends and enjoy some eerie throwback episodes of your favorite childhood shows. 

Here is a compiled list of some of the most notable Disney Halloween specials: 

  • “Good Luck Charlie” - season two, episode 25; season three, episode 15
  • “Hannah Montana” - season one, episode 17
  • “Jessie” - season two, episode one; season three, episode one
  • “Lizzie McGuire” - season one, episode 24
  • “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” - season one, episode 19; season three, episode 12
  • “Wizards of Waverly Place” - season three, episode two

2. Harry Potter-inspired picnic 

Several buildings on campus have some hints of Hogwarts in their design. Pick an overcast day, find your favorite gothic-esque place on campus and set up a picnic with your friends. You can find recipes for some magical Harry Potter-inspired snacks here.

3. Ghost photoshoot TikTok challenge

Although this trend rose to popularity in September, there is no better excuse to bring it back than Halloween. All you need for this challenge is a bed sheet, sunglasses and a friend to film. A photoshoot featuring Jayhawk Boulevard’s best would surely make the “For You” page! 

4. Tie-dye masks with Halloween colors

With mask mandates being the new normal, you might as well pull out your most festive face coverings for the holiday. You can buy a pack of white face masks for you and your friends to tie-dye with black, purple and orange.

5. Boo baskets

There’s nothing better than coming home to a surprise on your doorsteps. Go to Dollar Tree and find some spooky treats to put in a bag along with a note explaining the "booing" process. You can get all your boo basket inspiration here.

6. Paint pumpkins 

There are some things a global pandemic can’t take away, and pumpkin painting is one of them. Head over to Dillons for all of your pumpkin needs and get painting with your friends. Don’t forget to paint a mask for your pumpkin!

7. Decorate your room

As schoolwork piles up, we all need something to lift our spirits after a long day on Zoom. Head over to the Target dollar section for some fun and affordable fall decorations that will surely get your room in the holiday mood.

8. Lawrence ghost tour 

There are several places around town that supposedly have supernatural residents. Gather a few friends and drive by some of these spots to look for apparitions roaming the halls. Some of the most infamous haunted grounds include Corbin Hall, The Eldridge Hotel and Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

Person 1: This song slaps.

Person 2: Your mom slaps.

Person 1: Thank you, my mom is a kind and wonderful lady.

 Person 1: I’m so sick of alcohol.

Person 2: I don’t know, I’m getting stronger every day. I love it.

Person 1: Do you do the vegan wrap here?

Person 2: We can do the chicken wrap with no cheese?

Person 1: I’ll take the Beyond Burger please. 

Person 1: Oh my God! I feel like I know you somehow…

Person 2: Yeah, we went to high school together. 

Person 1: Oh! *walks off*

Guy 1: Is the black market even real? Has anyone ever been on it?

Guy 2: I tried once but I couldn’t figure out how to get on.

Guy 1: I stayed up until 2 am watching Disney plus

Guy 2: I told my girlfriend I fell asleep but I was actually watching the Mandalorian.

Girl 1: How long have you guys been dating?

Girl 2: Since the summer, well actually for like two years but it’s a long story.

Girl 1: Who are you looking for?

Girl 2: This guy, wait I found him. Fanny pack boy. He flipped off my professor after a test and ran out of the classroom.

Girl 1: How did you choose KU? 

Girl 2: Honestly, I flipped a coin. 

Boy 1: Did I tell you? I think I had a threesome this weekend.

Boy 2: Woah, hold up. You think?

Boy 1: I was born a Phi Delt.

Boy 2: Please don’t ever say that again.

Girl 1: How do you get your boobs to look like that?

Girl 2: I don’t ever wear a bra? I don’t know. 

Girl 1: I just really want a guy to bend me over you know?

Girl 2: How do you know? You’re a virgin!

Guy: Sometimes I wish I could just be a dog and sleep all day. 

Girl: You wake up at like three every day. 

Guy: I know.

Girl: So…

Guy: So does that make me a dog or something?

Girl 1: I wish I was a little bit taller.

Girl 2: I wish I was balder.

Girl 1: I wish I had a...wait, wait, wait balder?

Guy 1: Let’s slap dicks

Guy 2: You ever pee and it feels like throwing up?

Woman 1: *holding baby* He would have been safer at the Hawk

Woman 2: Oh absolutely.

Girl 1: I would never date that guy.

Girl 2: Well, it depends how much money he has.

Girl 1: I’m going to the doctor to see if I have bronchitis before I hook up with him again.

Girl 2: Yeah that’s smart so you don’t give it to anyone else. 

Girl 1: No I mean I want to make sure I infect him.

Guy 1: I'm cutting some of my unnecessary costs, starting with Juuling.

Guy 2: Ight man, good luck.

Guy 1: Actually I might just start chewing

Guy 1: How was work?

Guy 2: My manager was chastising me for not dressing up in a Halloween costume, she doesn’t understand I’m strictly here to get paid.

Guy 1: I am so tired of this week, man

Guy 2: Dude it’s Monday

Guy 1: I know

Person#1: I want to be on the first ship to mars

Person#2: Not me, I doubt they have Wi-Fi

Perons#1: Yeah but at least they’re evolving up there. We’re all just devolving.

Girl 1: Um, I don’t eat pig.

Girl 2: You eat bacon all the time, bitch.

Guy 1: You better get going. 

Guy 2: Yeah, see ya. I’m off to get some Adderall.

Girl 1: Are you home right now?

Girl 2: Yeah, why?

Girl 1: I bought a cat

Girl 1: I just don't understand what fishing is for.

Girl 2: I don't know. Food, maybe?

Guy: I’m just gonna have to like carry an entire box of spiders up the hill tomorrow.

Girl: What?

Guy: Yeah, just like a hundred spiders in a box.

Guy 1: Sometimes ya just gotta give yourself a haircut.

Guy 2: Dude, you shaved half your head. That’s not a haircut, that’s a mess.

Girl 1: Can you eat fruit raw?

Girl 2: How else are you supposed to eat it?

Girl: That class is killing us. ​But they say rest is for the dead.

Guy: Well, at least we'll be rested.

Girl: She's not in class this semester

Guy: Maybe she's dead

Girl: Or studying abroad