While some people take to the streets for trick-or-treating or block parties, many of us adore throwing — or attending — house parties on Halloween. The holiday gives many of us a chance to let loose when it comes to decorating and creating costumes, and I've always enjoyed crafting spooky chandelier accessories and unusual and creepy lighting for Halloween house parties.A few years ago, when I still lived in an apartment, I hosted what I thought was going to be a mellow costume party. Three dozen guests later, the house was packed and the volume level actually prompted the downstairs neighbors to call the police. Granted, it wasn't the chill vibe I'd been expecting, but it was great fun nonetheless (and we quickly turned the volume down, like good neighbors ought to). My only regret? The number of guests crowding into my space made it impossible to appreciate the decorations I created for the party. Otherwise, it was a successful night of Halloween fun.
How about you? Have you hosted a Halloween party in the past? Alternately, have you attended a house party that's been incredibly memorable? Tell me about it in the comments!