We had a last minute small Halloween gathering at our house last night. I think the last time I hosted a Halloween party may have been in 1988. Actually, that may have been the last time I hosted a party. Have I not mentioned my anti-social tendencies?
I'm exaggerating. A little.
On Sunday, C mentioned that we should hang out at our house on Halloween and maybe walk downtown at some point to check things out. We all thought this would be lots of fun. We would also make pizza and drink beer and watch movies. Yay!
So I cleaned up the apartment, bought some pumpkin beer, and found an easy dessert to make. Around 10pm on Tuesday night I realized that I had nothing in the way of Halloween decor, with the exception of the pitiful pumpkin next to our front door.
So I cut some bat-like shapes out of black construction paper and hung them from the ceiling between the kitchen and living room. This helped a little, though it was more "goth home decorating" than Halloween. Thankfully I was able to snag a bunch of black and orange helium balloons left over from our Halloween event at work. Because everyone knows, balloons = party!
So our friends came over, we started watching Bubba Ho-Tep, which the girls quickly declared as a "boy movie" and went to hang out in the kitchen. We ate pizza and drank pumpkin beer, and then became too tired from the eating and drinking to go see if anything was going on downtown Halloween-wise. Our neighbor showed up a little while later and helped eat some of the pizza (there was A LOT of pizza) and drink some of the beer, and before we knew it, it was past midnight. I woke up this morning thinking that Halloween should only be on Fridays because it was so not fair that I had to get up and go to work this morning.
So I'm officially declaring my first Halloween party in almost 20 years a success!
I think I may wait another 20 years to host one again.