Halloween is probably my favorite holiday because it's all about fun. No cleaning, no dusting, no gift wrapping, no silver polishing, no endless cooking. Instead we let the dust pile up, let the cobwebs collect, let the silver tarnish, and let the leaves stay on the lawn. Then we gradually set out our macabre decorations until our house really does look haunted. And I love, love, love it.
I also love Halloween parties. We've had some doozies over the years, but that was before we had children. Think tombstones on the lawn, sheets on the furniture, spiderwebs, rats, bats, cockroaches, black lights, skulls, creepy music, mandatory costumes, etc.... I think the kids are finally old enough to survive one of our parties without permanent scars, so we've decided to have a party this year. It will be a multigenerational thing. We each get to invite 15 people, and if they all come, it will be totally wild.
I'm working on the invitations now and I'll share our preparations as we go along, but for now, is anyone else out there planning a party?