5 Reasons to Start Celebrating Halloween Right Now

It’s the spookiest time of year, so go batty!

No need to wait any longer — decorate your home with pumpkins right now.

Do you feel that in the air? Now that September has finally arrived, fall is basically here, and that means one thing: Halloween.

“But wait,” you may say. “Halloween is definitely at the end of October. Not the beginning of September.” And yes, you would technically be correct. But as soon as those first leaves start to turn color and there’s a hint of crispness in the air, Halloween fanatics know it’s time to start celebrating. And rightfully so! Halloween is one of the most fun and festive times of the year. So why shouldn’t you start celebrating as soon as possible?

But if you’re the type who hates on the idea of breaking out the vampire fangs and cauldrons full of candy as soon as the calendar turns from August to September, think again. You should start celebrating Halloween right now, and here are five reasons why:

When else is it totally and completely acceptable to have bowls of candy sitting around your house? That’s right, pretty much never. But all of those Twix bars and bat-shaped Reese’s aren’t just junk food; they’re décor. So, eat away!

Creativity Is Key to a Successful Halloween
Planning your Halloween well in advance is the best way to have a great holiday. Nobody wants to have a costume pieced together from the last scraps at the pop-up store. Nobody wants to end up with just a single skeleton taped to their wall for Halloween decorations. The earlier you break out the Halloween décor and start putting together your costume, the better it will be! So start now.

Fall Basically Belongs to Halloween
There’s tons of overlap between fall décor and Halloween decorations. Pumpkins, leaves, and scarecrows all signals that autumn is here. Decorating for Halloween means saying goodbye to summer and welcoming the best season of them all: fall.

Horror Movies
Not like you need an excuse to watch horror movies at any time of the year, but if you need one, the Halloween season is a fitting occasion.

It’s Been a Long Time Since the Last Holiday
There’s an unbearably long time between the Fourth of July and the next holiday. Sure, Labor Day exists, but nobody goes all-out and decks the halls from head to toe for a celebration of work. You’ve waited months to get festive again — why delay the celebratory feelings any longer?