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Keep calm and spook on

Halloween scary face

It's nearly Hallloooweeeeeeen. And since it falls on a Wednesday this year we're going to take a guess that you guys will be doing all your partying this weekend. Unless you really ARE wild and midweek raves are totally normal for you.

So, as your fairy ghost-mother I felt it was only right to pass on 3 bits of advice for a fun and freaky Halloween weekend.

Listen up. It won't take long.

  1. Look out for fellow spookers

    We're all guilty of getting a bit too excited as soon as the face paint comes out and you can place your bets now that they'll be someone who can't handle their booos. Ha, sorry.

    But whether it's your mate slumped up a wall or a lonely clown who's lost the rest of his circus buddies - look out for eachother. If you see someone who's looking vulnerable don't walk past. It doesn't take much effort to double check someone is OK.

  2. If drink, no drive

    Sounds obvious, but when the 2-4-1 Monster-Mash-Up cocktails are on offer it's tempting to lose track of how many times you've said "I'm just having the one - I'm driving."

    TIP: don't have the one. You can never be 100% sure on how alcohol will affect you and knowing you've not touched a drop will make you feel so much safer on your drive home.

    Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year for the police and if you break the rules - you'll be caught, no question. So, if you're planning on having a few sips of the blood orange cauldron punch, get a cab home.

  3. Pick a go-to place

    There is literally nothing more frustrating than trying to herd up your mates at the end (or the middle depending on how quickly things escalate) of the night.

    When your bestie said they were going to the bar but never came back - and now their phone is going straight to voicemail, you're going to wish you'd had that conversation where you agreed the place to end up.

    Set the meeting place early and make sure the Mario to your Luigi doesn't get left behind.

Decided to be designated driver? Here's how to stay sane on your drive home.

Katey Gregory

By Katey Gregory

Katey Joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of all things social and content. She passed her driving test in 2015 and her first car is a Toyota Yaris T3 named Tyrone.