Today we cleaned the house, and I did a whole bunch more decorating for our Halloween party. Doc C has been persuaded that being a mad scientist would be a great costume, especially as we are going for a 50's / 60's feel. I'm tweaking my costume a bit to be a witch, along the lines of "Bell, Book and Candle" or "Bewitched", so it's a mid-century atomic witchcraft mash-up! Squee! There will be strange mutant experiments and half-completed spells jostling for space on the work surfaces, as well as a distinct culture clash in the decorating.
As ever I find myself wishing for a smoke machine, but then who doesn't want their own smoke machine? In the absence of that, I think the bare minimum requirements is a large number of glow sticks. I am kicking myself for not grabbing two dozen when Woot.com had them on special offer two weeks ago. I knew the would come in handy, but I fought the impulse. When am I going to learn to trust my instincts?