It’s Halloween on a Thursday. What a confusing day for Halloween to be on. When to party?
I was invited to four Halloween parties last Friday, six days before Halloween. I found out some people are planning on partying tomorrow, November 1st. Now, I’ll never tell people not to party but when I hear about these November 1st parties, I respond with something like, “Halloween in November?” To which I’ve gotten replies like, “Last weekend was too early” or “It’s just the day after!”
Well I’m sorry, I am just following all the rules I’ve ever played by for celebrating holidays. It doesn’t stop with holidays either, I grew up knowing birthday parties had to be the day of the event or earlier. It was a rule! Take Christmas for example, I know it keeps being celebrated earlier and earlier every year but it’s been accepted for some time that the Christmas season pretty much begins on Black Friday (or for those that want to play down the commercialism of it all, December 1st). No one would fault a person for having a Christmas party on the 13th of the month, a full twelve days before Christmas Day.
Like I alluded to above, a party is a party, but the least people could do is own that their Halloween party is not even in the month of Halloween. Own it. If a birthday party is a few days late, don’t blame me for being surprised. A lot of people are capable of being adults, everyone should just be able to admit things wouldn’t have worked out on another day.