Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. I really enjoyed making my Halloween list for TTT last year (Top Ten Characters I’d Want to Be For Halloween) and I wanted to think of a fresh new spin on it, as Halloween’s one of my favorite seasons. This year I decided to reflect upon which characters could throw an awesome Halloween party (which I’d be inviting myself to, of course).
- Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter: How awesome would a Halloween party in Fred and George’s joke shop be? Wizards dressing up as notorious muggles, someone spiking the butterbeer with Amortentia, magical fireworks and gadgets and gizmos flying around…
- Dr. Thornhollow from A Madness So Discreet: A murder mystery Halloween party would be the most appropriate choice, of course, for the doctor who dabbles in detective work. A party held at the Ohio Asylum at the hill, where the social statuses between the patients and the rest of society fell and it was simply a party where everyone dressed up as they saw themselves or wished to be without anyone casting judgement. No doubt Thornhollow would make quick work of psychologically analyzing why his guests turned up in the costumes they did, and what that said about his personality.
- Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Halloween masquerade (of course) of the most elegant and magical proportions could only be pulled off by a high fae. Perhaps the party calls for everyone to dress up as members from another court and play make-believe for the night, using their glamours to pretend to be whoever they wanted, or perhaps dress up as characters from well known myths and fairy tales, putting their own twisted spin on the interpretations.
- Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door: The costumes would be insane, and so would the expectations. Lola wouldn’t let anyone into her party without head to toe costuming, a wig that was twice the size of one’s head, and accessories in more colors than the rainbow.
- Cath from Fangirl: Can you say a fan fiction party? Guests could come as their fan fiction couplings, play book vs. movie trivia, and a costume contest would definitely happen. guests would be able to shed the stigma of going against the cannon of a well known series for one night in favor of their own interpretation of the story and plot.
- Mia from The Princess Diaries: There’s never a party involving Mia that doesn’t have equal parts drama and entertainment. I could definitely see Mia imparting some sort of theme, such as “Famous Pop Culture figures” and people dressing up as anything from favorite 00’s pop couples (totally referring to Justin and Britney) to infamous and inappropriate dictators (I’m looking at you Grandmeré). There would be vegetarian delicacies served right alongside the cheetos and Sprite, since Mia’s never able to shake the normalcy of her upbringing. Top it off with a scandalous hook up by the end of the night, and you have a typical royal Genovian bash.
- Willowdean from Dumplin’: I think Willowdean and her circle of friends could have a Halloween party that your middle or high school self would have loved to have gone too. You could come dressed as your pop or country role model with no judgements, watch horrendously corny slasher flicks and still be scared, and sneak out to go trick or treating even though you’re probably too old too. There’d be a sweet indulgence in being your most fun, child-like self with Willowdean’s group of friends.
- Karou & Zuze from Daughter of Smoke and Bone: Aside from the fact that the setting for the party would be in Prague or the dessert or really where ever Karou’s magic took you, Karou and Zuze could supply a dark yet magical Halloween experience. From giving each guest a small, inconsequential wish to revel in when they walked through the door to letting the humans and chimera mingle without realizing who was who, this party would be straight out of an eerie fairy tale.
- Penryn & Raffe from Angelfall: No doubt it would be dark and slightly inappropriate given the whole, you know, post apocalyptic world thing, however I think it’s instances like those where the normalcy of a party would stretch a long way. I could see the party being somewhere hidden, underground, with guests showing extreme creativity in their costumes given the limited resources they had. It would be interesting to see what they showed up as and what they feared in a world where so many things thought of as solely myths or monsters had in fact become a reality.
- Gatsby from The Great Gatsby: Because there simply ain’t no party like a Gatsby party.
Have you ever daydreamed about going to a party hosted by a character? Would you be drawn to these parties or stay far, far away? Let me know in the comments!