In just over two weeks I will host my first Halloween party with a haunted house theme… not one drawn to anything too ghoulish or overtly scary I’m going for the Munsters or Dark Shadows feel. My costume is ready, complete with long red wig and black jeweled crown, I have the scary menu (Including spider decorated eggs) and now enough decorations to turn the house into a something that Lilly or Morticia would find aesthetically pleasing. I did think of foregoing the dusting for few weeks to give my home a level of authenticity (and give me a break from housework) but it would more than likely just result in asthma for the entire family. So I shall hang the fake cobwebs, light the red candles in the antique silver candelabra and enjoy a tradition that my daughter, Orianthi (below dressed as a vampire) and her American friends have been celebrating for many years.
Of course what party would be complete without a playlist …so I headed to iTunes and bought Halloween party songs including dance hits like the Monster Mash, Purple People Eater and the theme from Psycho! How could the party not be a huge success with this classic music, gratuitous fake blood and bad wigs?
What surprises me most is that it’s taken me this long to get into the scary spirit and throw my first Halloween party. And it can’t be my last because true to form, I got carried away and I now have enough tacky decorations to fill at least one wing of a Westfield Mall!
Have you ever thrown a Halloween party, been a guest at one or would you rather forget this trick or treat tradition?