How to Prepare Yourself for Halloweekend

Here at Penn State, we don’t celebrate Halloween for just that day – we make it a whole 5 day event! Starting on Thursday night and continuing until the wee hours of Tuesday morning, jumping from party to party can drain a lot out of you. Valley has the tricks to help you make it through Halloweekend and make sure your body can recuperate in time for your exams next week!

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Water should always be your friend, however, this weekend it will be the ultimate best friend. Alcohol tends to dehydrate you and makes you have to urinate more. To avoid a hangover the next morning, drink a glass of water before bed and some throughout the night. Who wants to end the night early because you’re not feeling too hot?


Eat a well balanced meal before drinking. You don’t want too huge of a meal; this will make you bloated and you’re probably not going to have room in your stomach to drink. Try to keep it healthy but not too heavy.  The food will also help you avoid getting buzzed too quickly and you’ll be able to enjoy the party longer.

Please, pace yourself

Pacing yourself is one of the most important rules when it comes to a night of drinking because if you drink too much too quixkly, it may lead to alcohol poisoning. If you drink over the limit that your body can handle, the alcohol will catch up to you and you don’t know what will happen. Soooo let’s not die and pace ourselves this weekend, OK everybody?

Have a DD

If the party is too far and you need to drive, make sure that someone is prepared to drive home. This could be an older brother who doesn’t necessarily like to party or a friend who decides to be the ‘mom’ that night. If you are walking, make sure you are leaving with a group of friends at all times. Travel as a pack and don’t leave alone on Halloweekend.

With these tips, you’ll have a blast every night of Halloweekend, whether you are dressing up and going out or binging on scary flicks. Stay safe and stay away from killer clowns!

Valley does not support underage drinking. Please remember to always drink responsibly.