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Halloween might seem like just a childÂs holiday but it began as an ancient Celtic festival. Participants dressed in costume and lit bonfires to chase away bad spirits. In Mexico, Halloween is referred to as Dia de Muertos and is used as a time to honor the dead in a joyous festival. Today, Halloween is a celebration of candy and dressing up in costume. ItÂs certainly not as solemn as it used to be. So weÂre going to celebrate Halloween the only way we know how: with a party!
If you want to throw yourself a Halloween party, weÂre here to help you out. Here are some tips:
ItÂs not Halloween unless you have a great costume. The most fun costume idea is to get a group of friends and all wear matching or corresponding costumes. For example, the Scooby Doo gang, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Ghostbusters are great options for your squad. If youÂre running on a tight budget and youÂre crunched for time, picking your costume gets a little harder. This ÂError 404Â costume is easy and only requires a white tee and a marker. Be a ceiling fan by writing ÂGo CeilingÂ on a plain shirt and carrying pom poms. While these costumes arenÂt great, they get the job done.
If youÂre throwing a party, youÂre going to have to feed all of the monsters coming to your apartment. These hot dog mummies might seem a little childish but trust us, theyÂre delicious! All youÂll need are crescent rolls and hot dogs. For those of you with a sweet tooth, a spider cookie will satiate you. You have to have grub to feed the hungry monsters partying away!
Your home should look a little festive if youÂre going to be throwing a party. All you need are a few choice selections to make your home look spooky. There are a lot of options for no-carve pumpkins that require little effort and no mess! We love the cactus pumpkins from Apartment Therapy. To create these creepy spider webs all youÂll need are some black trash bags and scissors! If everyone at your party is over 21 and youÂd like to indulge in a rousing game of beer pong, we recommend making it a little tougher by turning off the lights and using these epic glow in the dark cups.
The most important thing to remember when throwing a party, however, is your Pierpont neighbors. Being considerate towards your neighbors will encourage them to do the same. Let them know ahead of time that youÂre throwing a party and even throw them an invite. TheyÂre more likely to be cool with your party if theyÂre invited to it.
Once youÂve got all the ingredients for a great party, the last thing left to do is just enjoy! We hope you all have a safe and spooky Halloween.
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