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20 Signs the Halloween Party is Not Going Well

Updated on September 27, 2013
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Jeannie is a huge fan of Halloween and loves everything that is ghoulish. You can often find her reading or writing horror stories.

Halloween Party Gone Wrong

Halloween is almost around the corner and many people are planning on having a Halloween party this year. A lot of preparation goes into every party. There are the creepy decorations, the food, the invitations, etc. So much work goes into every Halloween celebration, so we'd all like to think the party will be a blast. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes there are some Halloween parties that take a wrong turn.

Perhaps your friends are just party poopers. Perhaps you don't have any friends at all. Maybe you have cranky neighbors. You could even have really lame decorations. No matter the cause, the problem is still the same. Your Halloween party has been a total bummer. No one is having a good time and guests are threatening to go home. Even worse, they are not even excited to hear about the big Anti-Turkey Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Bash you are planning next month.

If you are trying to prevent having a totally lame Halloween party, maybe you need to read this list so you can identify the signs that you are throwing a terrible Halloween party right off the bat. Maybe you can nip the problem in the bud. You may not be planning on throwing your own Halloween celebration, but you need to keep a list in mind in case you end up at a super crazy or totally boring Halloween party this year. Either way, check out the 20 signs the Halloween is not going well:

The 20 Scary Signs

  1. You started snacking on the food thinking it was supposed to look rotten for Halloween. Unfortunately, it really is rotten, moldy food.
  2. No one is dressed for the Halloween party. They are just standing around demanding free food.
  3. There is a creepy guy sitting in the livingroom dressed like the rubber suit man from An American Horror Story. No one knows who he is, or who invited him, or how he got in.
  4. A really foul odor is coming from the kitchen. It doesn't seem as if this is on purpose to add an eerie atmosphere to the party. Apparently something died, and no one is too keen on finding out the truth.
  5. One word for you: clowns.
  6. The host is really not that into Halloween and begins playing Christmas music. It doesn't help that he is dressed like Santa.
  7. No one wants to do the Monster Mash or the Time Warp.
  8. Everyone is forced to watch kid-friendly Halloween movies like Casper the Friendly Ghost. No one at the party is under 18.
  9. Your dog begins attacking party guests because he is freaked out when he sees Batman, the Burger King, a Princess, and a fake Police Officer in the livingroom.
  10. Someone is at the party with a chainsaw. Since he is not dressed like Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, everyone is starting to get suspicious the chainsaw is not part of the costume.
  11. Your friend decides to replace eyeball shaped candies with real eyeballs. There is no telling where or how he got those!
  12. Someone claiming to be an actual vampire shows up. It was really cool until she started biting the guests.
  13. The children in your neighborhood won't even bother trick or treating at your house. They've heard your party is that lame.
  14. The guy dressed in the black rubber suit and the fellow with the chainsaw cannot be found anywhere at the party. However, there was some screaming coming from one of the rooms in the back of the house.
  15. Your idea of scaring the guests is showing them your credit card bills. Scary? Yes. Appropriate? No.
  16. A fake corpse on the kitchen table would have been a great scary idea. A real corpse on the kitchen table probably went too far.
  17. You thought a zombie theme for your party was a fun idea. It would have been perfect if the zombie apocalypse didn't really happen that very night. Now you have no idea who is really trying to eat your brains or if they just want a fun-sized Snickers.
  18. Two words for you: spider infestation.
  19. It seemed funny to have the party at a real haunted house. When the real ghosts showed up, some people lacked a sense of humor.
  20. When the cops knocked at the door, everyone thought the party must have been getting out of hand in an awesome way. This was until the cops mentioned they were looking for a dangerous man with a chainsaw and an accomplice wearing a black rubber suit. Hey, wait a minute....


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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am happy you enjoyed the hub. Thankfully, nothing on that list happened to me this year. I hope you had a very happy Halloween and thanks for reading!

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    jacqui2011 6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

    Great hub. Loved your list which was very funny. Hope your Halloween went well. Thankfully the party this year was at a friends house and it all went smoothly. Thanks for the laughs. Voted up and funny.

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you for your comment!

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    James Halpin 6 years ago from York, Pennsylvania

    Great Hub!

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you both for reading and for the comments. Yes, it would be creepy if a dog decided to be Cujo for Halloween. And yes, keep a look out for that creepy guy. You never know where he'll turn up.

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    Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

    Hi Jeannie, an excellent fun hub, thanks for sharing! I'm going to watch out for the "creepy guy" that's for sure! Voted up.

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    Stephanie Das 6 years ago from Miami, US

    This is a perfect list! Here's my addition: My dog decides to be "Cujo" for Halloween.

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you all for your comments!

    Cogerson - That is so funny... #13 and #15 are just about the only things that have really happened to me. Hehe.

    Seeker7 and PeanutButterWine - I am glad you enjoyed the hub!

    Movie Master - Exactly! What kind of weirdos don't want to do the monster mash?

    Rob Jundt - Thanks for the addition. Yes, guests with cutting tools sounds pretty scary.

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    Rob Jundt 6 years ago from Midwest USA

    Great list! Here's another one: Guests with cutting tools...

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    Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    If no-one wants to do the 'Monster Mash' that is some disaster party!!

    Love it and voting UP!

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    PeanutButterWine 6 years ago from North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

    Ahahaha love it!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    A really enjoyable hub - here's hoping our own celebrations go a bit better!!! Voted up!

  • Cogerson profile image

    Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

    Very nicely done. I really enjoy your lists that you come up with that takes situations we all go through and puts them in a humorous light. My favorites in this hub are easily #13 and #15. Voted up and funny...keep up the great work.

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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you for reading and for the comment. I love Halloween, too. Hopefully no one reading this will experience anything on this list. :-)

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    jrport 6 years ago

    I love Halloween!! But putting on a party and having it go wrong is just the worst. I loved the article though!