Celebrating 4/20 in style: how to observe the biggest date in a weed smoker’s calendar

Every stoner’s favourite holiday falls on Easter Sunday this year, so you can light up a fat one and munch on some Easter eggs!


Spring may finally be here but expect things to get cloudy again this weekend when stoners around the globe light up to celebrate 4/20.

For the more straight-laced of our readers, 420 is a code adopted by weed smokers thought to stretch back to the 70s when school-kids chose it as the time to meet up and get high. Since then 420 has become a private joke for smokers, appearing everywhere from kids TV to episodes of The Price Is Right.

4/20 is now an unofficial holiday for the green-fingered, and like any holiday it deserves a good party. Here are some of The Tab’s suggestions for how to mark the day in style.

Spliff origami

As with skinning cats, there’s more than one way to roll a spliff. Most people though have a preferred method and stick to it. That way might be good enough 364 days of the year but 4/20 is a special day: show some respect.

Try your hand at one of the more outlandish options out there. The only rule is the more ridiculous it looks, the better.

Bakin’ brownies

Dig out your apron and take to the kitchen to whip up a batch of extra-special brownies. It really is as simple as take brownies, add weed but if you’re easily confused the Stoners Cookbook spells it out for you. More advanced chefs might want to try making something a little different: Scooby Snacks anyone?

Space cake anyone?

Space cake anyone?

Couch surfing

Draw the curtains, lock the door and commit yourself to spending 4/20 in a hot-boxed living room watching a Scooby Doo marathon. When you get the inevitable munchies, reach for the phone and hope this Domino’s offer is valid again this year.

Fuck. Yes.

Get high while you’re high

Pack a bag and take your weed on the road to experience the thrill of getting high at the summit of a mountain. If that sounds like too much work then compromise and head to the nearest hill or tall building*.

*Anyone reading this who is arrested for lighting up at the top of the Shard only has themselves to blame.

Last minute trip to Amsterdam

It’s a four-day weekend so a perfect excuse for a last minute break and where else would you go to mark 4/20 than ‘Dam, weed capital of the world. If your parents ask, tell them you’re going to see the Anne Frank museum.

I came for the weed...I stayed for the culture

I came for the weed…I stayed for the culture

Get creative

Remember how much you used to enjoy art classes at school before you realised you had NO talent whatsoever? Maybe the problem was that you never tried to paint something while you were high. Time to find out if weed can turn you into the next Picasso.

Would you believe we painted this while we were high last year?

Would you believe we painted this building while we were high last year?

Play paintball

Paintball is always epic, but imagine how awesome it must be while high? You’ll all look like complete idiots to anyone else there but who cares? It will be the most epic thing to happen to paintball since that episode of Spaced.

Make a gravity bong

Because getting high + Blue Peter-esque craft projects = more fun than you’ve ever had before. Instructions can be found here.

Here's one I made earlier...

Here’s one I made earlier…

Get high with someone who has never got high before

4/20 is no time to be a weed elitist, so take your message to the streets and convert a friend to the cause. Remember, sharing is caring.

Be sure to show your convert the merits of the extra large pizza

Be sure to show your convert the merits of the extra large pizza

Last but not least…go to church

Show some respect, it’s Easter Sunday. Don’t think that means you can get out of being grateful to Jesus. After all, he died so you could smoke weed.

This is what He would have wanted

Think on your sins

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