So far it's been the first and only time I've thrown a Halloween party. It was super fun, but a lot of work and I don't think we could have pulled it off without having four hosts. I think we had a good 80 or more people come through the house that night. We had a line for the bar and everything. So if you don't mind, I would like to reminisce...
First we had to create an epic invite. We took a boatload of creepy photos of ourselves and this was the final product.
So spooky, right?! It turned out really good (I probably didn't need to blur out the address since we don't live there anymore, but it seemed like a good idea). We sent this to friends via email and Facebook AND we had some coupons for free prints at CVS so we had a stack of physical invites to hand out to people, too. In fact, I think I still have some. That was the other thing. We weren't rich. So we had to create an epic Halloween party on a budget.
We had many trips to the dollar store and party stores and thrift shops. Then we worked for two months around the clock by candle light to prepare for the big day.
The bummer part is that I don't actually have a whole lot of pictures of the party decor, and the ones I do have are so-so. I really need to invest in a quality camera. Or in a quality friend who has a quality camera who wants to follow me around and take photos when I need them.
Here are a few of the pictures I do have.
|Spooky crime scene with dead kid in the pool. We also added dry ice.|
|Spooky pumpkin torch|
|Spooky gross bathroom where someone was murdered|
|The happy hosts|
All in all it was a great party. These photos are not doing it justice. It was truly awesome. Even my dog was hungover the next day:
|So tired, man.|
One of my favorite things about this whole extravaganza was the video we made. To help get people pumped for our party, we made a mini horror movie and posted it on Facebook. I think people were more disturbed than pumped, but whatever. It was awesome. At the party we had it playing on a giant screen in the backyard along with our silly JibJab video. Here they are! Ps. I don't know how I got stuck with most of the dialogue. My acting sucks.
And our JibJab:
So much fun. I wish I still lived in a house where I could throw a big party. I'm currently in an apartment so there really isn't room for that, but some day I will own a mansion with the sole purpose of throwing great Halloween parties.