While the feasting and coloring is going on, a fun movie to put in is the classic “Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin.” Most people love watching this 1966 short film and reminiscing about their favorite childhood memories of this film and holiday. Because the movie is so short, feel free to put in a real grown-up movie afterwards. This could be anything from a scary movie to a romance film, although the former is highly recommended. Halloween Town, Paranormal Activity, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are all good choices.
By this time everyone should be pretty hyped up on sugar, adrenaline, and fun, so a good way to channel all this energy is to have everyone relocate outside (pick out a good spot ahead of time, weather permitting) and have an open floor for telling ghost stories. Even if the stories really aren’t that scary, your guests will still enjoy the laughter that comes from trying to make up a good story. This last little activity can last as late as you want it to, just don’t forget you have work/school in the morning!
You may think these ideas are totally cheesy and lame, but that’s probably only because you care too much about what people think. If your friends are as carefree and as fun as mine are, this is a wonderful opportunity to hang out and enjoy one another’s company while celebrating a fabulous holiday on a Monday. It may not be ideal, but it is much better than either sitting at home and studying geography, or going out and getting so wasted you don’t remember to get up and go to geography. Whatever you decide to do on Monday the 31st of October, I hope you have a fantastic Halloween, and don’t forget to take lots and lots of pictures!