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fall girls night in

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The countdown to Halloween is on! Okay, it's been on, but now we're just a week away! The weekend before Halloween is a great time to have a girls night in and watch all of the best fall movies, dive into the candy, and work on some festive crafts or DIY your group costumes.

Personally, I'm not at all one for scary movies — I'm pretty sure when someone brought out the scary DVDs at the middle school slumber parties, it was conveniently time for me to head into another room and go to sleep. I'm lots of fun at parties.

I just don't find the joy in watching scary stuff! I would much rather watch something light and fun or one of my favorite classics. I'm sure I'm not the only girl out there who feels this way, so I've compiled a list of my all-time favorite fall movies that are 100% anti-scary and really, really good {in my not-so-humble opinion}.

Hocus Pocus
I know you all know Hocus Pocus is my favorite movie of all time, regardless of the season. It's definitely the best Halloween movie and I don't care how many times I watch it, it'll never get old!

Twitches 1 + 2
I hope y'all didn't forget about the amazing Halloween DCOMs Tia and Tamera Mowry gave us. I watched the first one on Disney Channel a few nights ago and it brought back memories. One of my favorite Aly + AJ songs is also in the movie so there's all kinds of sister power!

The Halloweentown Movies
The Halloweentown movies are fall staples! They're definitely not on TV enough, so they would be a fun treat that your friends might not have seen in a while. The only redeeming quality about Return to Halloweentown, despite its recasting of our beloved Marnie, is that it features my favorite Jesse McCartney song, Right Where You Want Me!

Monster House
This movie is definitely strange, but it's a fun, light-hearted movie that will keep you entertained. It also has a few mild scary elements and is one of the few animated movies on the list!

Hotel Transylvania
The other, semi-modern animated film on the list is Hotel Transylvania, which I find funny and interesting. It definitely kept my attention and it includes the voice of Selena Gomez if any of your friends are fans!

Under Wraps
My little brother used to love this movie so I included it because it's one of those high quality 90s movies with a lot of humor. If you don't already know, this movie is about a mummy and Wikipedia says it's considered to be the first DCOM!

Girl vs Monster
I know this DCOM is on Netflix so it might be one of the most accessible Halloween movies. It stars Olivia Holt and includes some bops — I seriously play songs off this soundtrack on a regular basis. We need to give Disney Channel major props for their music selection in DCOMs.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Not only is it the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus, it's also the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas! I'm never sure if it's a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie, but either way, it can provide a creepier vibe without scaring you too much!

The Harry Potter films
Ok, I'll take any opportunity to watch the Harry Potter movies, but they definitely apply to both fall and Christmas because they celebrate both holidays throughout the films! I think any Harry Potter movie would be great if you're picking just one, but my personal all-time favorite is Goblet of Fire! {Hey, Robert Pattinson 🙋🏼‍♀️}

The Twilight Saga
Again, I'm stretching a little just to have an excuse to watch the Twilight saga and more Robert Pattinson. I think the vampires and werewolves are enough to make them Halloween movies!

Don't forget snacks!

Make sure to have plenty of snacks at your girls night in! My favorites at this time of year are Halloween candy, s'mores, and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Plus, no movie night is complete without popcorn! It's always a good idea to have a mix of salty and sweet.

DIY Scrunchies

If you want a slightly challenging DIY project for your girls night in, you can make Halloween scrunchies! You, or someone in the group, will need to have a basic knowledge of sewing. All you'll need is some Halloween-printed fabric, a strip of elastic to place inside, and either a needle and thread or a sewing machine.

Cut the fabric into a 10 or 12-inch x 2.5 inch piece then fold it right side to right side. Once it's folded, sew up the edge and leave a gap on the ends. Turn the fabric inside out and place a safety pin on the end of a piece of elastic that's about half as long as your fabric measurement. You can use the safety pin to pull the elastic through the fabric and keep the other end out so that the elastic ends will meet on each end of the fabric. Sew the two ends of the elastic together {the safety pin can be removed} and then sew the edges of the fabric together to complete the scrunchie.

You may want to adjust your measurements depending on how big you want your scrunchies to be, but I wanted a smaller one to partially pull up my short hair. You can see how it looks in my hair in the snapchat selfies at the top of this post!

What's your fall girls night necessity?