by Cyrus Grant
If you’re reading this, it probably means the best day of the year is soon approaching. No, not “eat ice cream for breakfast day” (February 4th, if you’re curious) — we’re talking about April 20th aka 420. (Duh.)
Let’s be honest, everyone could use an extra holiday, and that goes double for a holiday centered around the world’s best plant. We’re ready to get festive, so here’s Tough Mama’s guide on the best things to do on 420!
1. Get Your Prep On
The first thing you should be doing for 420 is making sure your stash of goods is filled up and ready to go. Mama recommends prepping before the big day ahead of time, but you can go the day of and enjoy the celebrations (and potential deals) held at dispensaries near you if that’s what sings to you.
Alternatively, if you aren’t into waiting in lines that make you feel like you’re at splash mountain, Tough Mama delivers straight to your door, so you can still get the best weed without the headache. And let’s be honest, the less driving you have to do, the better.
If you’re doing a full day of celebrating, go wild and give yourself a nice spread of weed options. Get some joints and blunts, clean your favorite bong, grab an edible, and if you’re feeling extra festive, go for a THC shot (just a cap-full will do unless you’re going for a one and really really really done situation).
2. Get a Munchies Spread Goin’
Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation or when you’re celebrating. Them’s the rules. So, this 420, make sure you have your kitchen all stocked up to get the ideal munchies spread ready to go for the big day. And because Mama loves you, she already has a list of all the best munchies you’ll need, and Mama suggests you check that out here. Definitely take a peek at the “next-level munchies” at the end of that list too, the pop-tart ice cream sandwich goes hard.
3. 420 Movie Marathon
Getting high and doing a movie marathon turns Mama into Roger Ebert…except Mama usually loves the movie and the only thing critical about her is her need for some snacks. We digress.
Something about weed and cinema just goes together, which makes it an ideal activity for 420. To make things easy for you, we even have Mama’s 12 best movies to watch while high, so you don’t have to spend an hour scrolling through Netflix before accidentally landing on an M. Night Shyamalan movie.
4. Connect With the Great Outdoors
Nature gave us weed, and sometimes we need to take a moment to really appreciate that. If you’re looking to connect with Mother Earth on 420, get high and go on a hike, a walk, or just find a nice bench with a view. Maybe even do a bit of stoned yoga on a patch of grass. The world is your oyster, really.
If getting high and getting a bit more active is your vibe, you can also go for a 420 surf sesh or even hit the skatepark. Heck, if the snow has been heavy you might even be able to catch a late April day up in the mountains on your snowboard.
5. Feed Your Creativity
The right type of weed and you’ll be feeling like Picasso. Okay maybe not quite, but goddamnit if anyone will stop us from laying down the best fingerpainting of our lives every time we’re high and feeling artsy.
If getting creative is high on your list of high activities for 420, consider doing some of the following.
- Get your graffiti on (Mama doesn’t condone breaking the law — usually. So, find a place like the Venice Beach graffiti walls to go do some tagging).
- Land that new skate trick.
- Do some freestyling (here’s Tough Mama’s Burn Slow instrumental, so you have a worthy beat).
- Heck, even some poetry
And just to get you in the mood, here’s the best 420 poem we could find on the internet.
“‘Twas the night before 4/ 20, when all through society
Not a pothead was stirring, no reason for anxiety;
The kush was all ground, and rolled with such care,
For others may come, and I must be prepared;
The stoners asleep all comfy on the couch,
No cause for alarm, they probably passed out;
And Mary with her kief box, and I with some papers,
Giggling like school children, inhaling THC vapors.
When from not far away there arose sound of bubbles
I stumbled from bed to see what caused the trouble,
Away in the shed I glimpsed smoke-filled light,
As if Cheech and Chong had been toking all night
I put my bong down, as worry turned to dismay
And I wondered if my glazed eyes had led me astray,
When, what to my curious nose should arrive
But, a scent o’ so potent, which words can’t describe,
With a haze through the garden, so skunky and thick
That I heard my nose, pleading, “please, don’t be a trick!”
More fragrant than juicy fruit, its odor did proclaim,
I had to appeal for a hit of that strain;
“Hey toker! And, smoker! And Bill and Ted!
And bumout! And, hippie! And stoner and pothead!
To the beanbag in the den! To the hotbox down the hall!
Let’s toke up! Toke up! Toke up one and all!’”
6. 420 Game Night
If you’re planning on doing a big 420 celebration with friends, a game night might be in order. We’re not talking about ruining everybody’s high with Monopoly, we’re talking about some straight-up weed games. Check out Mama’s suggested weed party games here.
Alternatively, if you have the smoking part already locked down, some classic board games can still be a solid option (again, not Monopoly — getting kicked out of your friend group on 420 is a vibe killer, trust us). We also stan a stoned Mario Kart tournament!
7. Grab Tickets to a Weed Festival/Concert
As more states legalize weed, more weed-themed festivals and events are popping up. California, for example, has a constant stream of weed concerts and events, and there’s no time like 420 to get some tickets locked in to see your favorite band or explore new strains. While you certainly can find festivals on 420, there’s certainly nothing wrong with getting your next weed-focused event on your calendar. Keep the party going, ya know.
8. Kick Back With Some Buds
Sometimes doing less is doing more, which means hanging with some friends and getting high together can be the perfect 420 plan. Whether you’re hosting or attending a 420 kickback, make sure you bring some weed, preferably enough to share. It’s a holiday after all! (And we have a handy dandy guide to throwing a great 420 party…you’re welcome)
Honestly, you can do anything you feel like on 420, just as long as you have some good weed and some good vibes. And if you need more ideas, we’ve got another blog post filled with even more dumb (fun) shit to do while high.
As always, Tough Mama has you covered when it comes to the good (great) weed, and we trust that it also helps bring out the good vibes.
Happy 420 to all!