Are You Planning on Setting Your House on Fire This Halloween?
Well I'm not! Let me tell you, it's not because I'm planning on setting my Halloween party on fire! No, no, no. It's actually quite the opposite.
You see, I'm throwing a costume party this year, and I've got this friend who always goes a little overboard with his costumes. Last year, he dressed up as a dragon and decided to breathe fire in the middle of my living room. Long story short, we had to replace the carpet.
Another time a group of friends decided to throw a Halloween party. They spent weeks planning and decorating the house, making it the spookiest place in town.
On the night of the party, everything was going great. People were dancing, eating, and having a spooky good time. Suddenly, someone accidentally knocked over a candle, which fell onto a pile of fake cobwebs and caught on fire.
Panic ensued as everyone tried to put out the flames. Some grabbed glasses of water, while others used their spooky costumes to smother the fire. One guy even tried to use his vampire cape as a fire blanket, but it only made things worse.
The fire department arrived just in time to put out the flames and save the day. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the house was left with some serious fire damage.
The next day, the group of friends looked at the charred remains of the Halloween decorations and laughed. "Well," one of them said, "I guess we really did make it the spookiest place in town."
So this year, I'm taking precautions. I'm covering all the walls with fire retardant black opaque plastic sheeting. That way, if my friend decides to get a little too into character and starts breathing fire again, my walls won't go up in flames. And hey, it'll create a spooky atmosphere for my Halloween party, so it's a win-win.
Plus, if anyone spills their drink or accidentally knocks over a candle, I won't have to worry about a little mishap turning into a full-blown disaster. Safety first, folks. And who says you can't be safe and spooky at the same time?