Hi everyone! So, here's my predicament...i have two small children and over the years I've seen my parties go from all out late night fun (pre kids) to lights out by 11. We moved To our new home from a different state a year ago. All of our new friends have kids, and we all primarily live in the same neighborhood.. Should I do an adults only party and hope people can find sitters, or, another thought I had was to do the party on Halloween night after trick or treating. Kids would already be dressed up and I could put on a movie in the basement, like the Great Pumpkin. Adults could hang upstairs. The other reason I was thinking Halloween night is because we have made double the amount of friends this year versus last. We are the crazy haunted decorators in the neighborhood and I don't want to make people upset if they are not invited. I was thinking more like a open house type thing? Last year there was some confusion that our party might be just for kids because the neighbors didn't know us. So, some people didn't dress up . We were able to sequester the kids in the basement and then the parents have a really, really good time but some had a terrible morning, ha!!!