FSU has many different events to celebrate Halloween including Halloween Howl on October 27th at Tallahassee Museum. In fact, FSU students coined the term “Talloweek” in deference to its significance. Many students partake in this weekly celebration carefully on the hunt for the perfect costume. Trick or treat loving students should check out Halloween City, a pop-up store on Apalachee Parkway. They can also look at Magic and Fun Costume Shop, Party City or Spirit Halloween. FSU’s approach, like most universities today, is more about advising a student to think about their choices of costumes and themes so as to not offend groups of people or perpetuate stereotypes.
My religious upbringing did not recognize Halloween. And for those that do not, that is fine. But I was raised in a home that saw Halloween as just a day we dressed up and went door-to-door collecting candy. And my daughters were raised the same way- we would decorate the house, carve pumpkins and I would take them trick or treating. Halloween is not my favorite holiday (definitely my least favorite) perhaps because I do not have a sweet tooth but I will say, when my daughters left for college, I still sent them a Halloween care package filled with candy and a few decorations.
I always made my own or purchased through other companies. Here are some more ‘tricky’ suggestions:
Our Campus Market – Now through Halloween, you can get 10% off by clicking here. Includes everything from candy-filled tins to Mrs. Fields cookies and cookie cakes to popcorn.
Wicked Good Cupcakes – I first tried this company this month for my daughter’s birthday. They are a little pricey but she loved the birthday box. They do offer Halloween cupcake jars including reverse chocolate boo-day, pumpkin spice, reverse vanilla boo-day and many other flavors. Click here to get free shipping (some restrictions may apply)
Locally, you could order from Zbaked and Insomnia Cookies and have them delivered through one of the many delivery companies including Penny deliveries, Doorstep delivery, Grubhub, and Eat24hours. You could also make your own and fill it with your student’s favorite candy and treats.
Other places to consider that have fun Halloween gifts to send to your student include Baked by Melissa and Treat House.
Just don’t wait until the last minute so you can avoid hefty shipping prices.