Hello everyone.. I am planning my very first ever Halloween Party in my backyard for the 24th (hoping it doesn't rain). I have been studying everything feverishly and have amassed many great ideas from this site. I will be spending as much time as humanly possible preparing for this. I'm even gonna have a $100 cash prize costume contest (to inspire people to DRESS UP!). I am 29 and up until 2 years ago I thought Halloween was lame until my fried convinced me to dress up. I dressed up again the year after that.. and now this year I'm stepping it up a HUGE notch and trying to get everyone else in the spirit with my own party. ...so WISH ME LUCK!