1. Expectation: Your pranks will be epic and original.
Reality: They will be underwhelming and poorly executed.
2. Expectation: Children will be cute.
Reality: Children willl be evil.
3. Expectation: You will make an awesome geeky costume.
Reality: No one will get it.
4. Expectation: You'll slowly savor your pile of sweets over the next few weeks, sharing them with friends.
Reality: You will eat everything, immediately.
5. Expectation: You'll make a cool, original, amazing pumpkin.
Reality: You won't.
6. Expectation: You'll drink gorgeous Halloween-themed drinks.
Reality: You'll drink beer.
7. Expectation: Hookups at Halloween parties will be made awesome by the costume combinations.
Reality: It's not that adorable.
8. Expectation: Someone will have a really witty costume.
Reality: Someone will have a really offensive costume.
9. Expectation: You'll find some incredibly life-changing sweets.
Reality: It'll be the same, terrible sweets.
10. Expectation: Your friends will have come up with an amazing group costume.
Reality: They will have forgotten entirely.
11. Expectation: You'll go to a party that's disturbing in a great way.
Reality: You'll go to a party that's disturbing in a not-so-great way.
12. Expectation: You'll have an amazing time at a Halloween party.
Reality: You'll spend the night reading dozens of Halloween BuzzFeed lists.
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