How To Throw A Halloween Party Like April & Andy of Parks & Recreation

How To Throw A Halloween Party Like April & Andy of Parks & Recreation

Tess Wilson
Oct 5, 2012

Last year on Parks & Recreation, April and Andy threw a blow-out Halloween shindig. They remembered vampire teeth, blood capsules, and spiderwebs, but forgot to let their adorable hedgehog of a roommate Ben know they were throwing a party…

April dresses as a sumo wrestler who's lost weight, Andy is an ultimate fighter, and Ben passively-aggresively refuses to dress up, though he owns a totally realistic Batman costume. The party itself has all kinds of amazing moments, but my favorite scene was at the very beginning of the episode (Meet 'n' Greet, Season 4 Episode 5). April and Andy are adorable and perfectly in character as they describe their upcoming party: Andy is giddy and goofy, while April stares menacingly at the camera. All in all, it sounds like a fantastic time — take notes!

Andy: We are throwing a Halloween party at our house! It's going to be the greatest thing ever…
April: Someone will die.
Andy: Of fun!
April: And of MURDER.
Andy: There's going to be beer, pumpkins..
April: Bloody goblins.
Andy: Fake ones! It's going to be awesome. We have decorations..
April: Dead people that we just murdered.
Andy: Not murdered, but pictures of dead people from TV or movies..
April: Mutilated bodies.
Andy: But fake ones! Candy, dancing, tequila, all kinds of food and snacks..
April: Blood orphans.
Andy: No blood orphans. I… I don't know what that is.

So stock up on booze, print out gruesome images from your favorite horror movies, clear space for dancing, but please… no blood orphans.

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