This is the first year that I’ve had an apartment in New York City, so this is the first year that I’ve been able to throw a Halloween party like the ones I used to have in Buffalo. With all of my parties, I have a tendency to get all Martha Stewart-y and go crazy with decorations and this time was no exception. I prepared a month in advance by bringing all of my accumulated Halloween decorations back from Buffalo with me. This meant carrying two massive bags onto the train with me, but I didn’t mind. Partly because having all of my Halloween decorations with me (finally) made me incredibly excited and partly because it meant I’d have an excuse to take a taxi back to my apartment. Seriously, taking the train immediately following another eight-hour train ride is pretty much Hell on Earth.
Anyhow, the party was this past weekend and it was pretty successful. Because I’m kind of a broke college student, I decided it might be wise to make the party a potluck. I’ve been adverse to potlucks in the past, mostly because I get really anal and controlling about my parties, but this year I decided to let go a little and give it a shot. The experiment turned out pretty well, despite the fact that like ninety percent of the people brought Apple Pie (it was all delicious). We did have some pretty amazing leftovers!