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So with the kinds of credentials that make them pop music’s premier party experts, Redfoo and SkyBlu are licensed to offer sound advice on how to kick your Halloween bash up a notch—or 10. Follow LMFAO’s tried-and-true rules and you’ll throw a party to remember forever . . . even if the morning after is a little hazy.
1. Surprise Your Guests
When it comes to setting the scene, take cues from the Playboy Mansion. SkyBlu says Heff and co. threw “the best Halloween party I’ve ever been to,” and it wasn’t just because of the Bunnies. “Guests had to enter in a glow-in-the-dark room with hidden zombies,” and when they jumped out, people screamed like little girls, he says. Redfoo also preaches the element of surprise. “You need to have something totally random that makes people feel like they’re in a dream—like a live camel walking around. That just doesn’t make sense.” Admittedly, a camel might be hard to wrangle on such short notice, so call upon the next best mammal: Your dog. Most Halloween stores also sell pet costumes, but even dressing Spot in your old T-shirt and baseball cap can catch your guests off guard. And if the pooch isn’t game? “Catch a deer in your backyard!” says SkyBlu. He’s kidding—we think.
2. Flip the Traditional
Don’t completely buck the trend of stocking your house with Halloween standards—pumpkins, skeletons, and tombstones are all fair game, as long as you enhance them. Or, as Redfoo puts it, “Party Rock-ify them!” Instead of scattering a few plain pumpkins around the living room, give each one a unique spin. “You could bling them out, or paint them . . . anything that takes the traditional and kicks its a**,” he says. Here’s a cool way to make your pumpkin stand out: Instead of placing a candle inside, use an external spotlight to heighten the pumpkin’s shadow effect.
3. Pick the Perfect Playlist
Both members recommend crafting your party playlist around high-energy songs with big builds and beats—a.k.a. practically any track from the LMFAO catalog. “You need an amazing playlist that takes you on a journey,” advises SkyBlu. “And of course, you want songs that have a little spooky edge to them.” He suggests strategically dropping in a Halloween classic every 10 songs to remind your guests what night it is. Redfoo has two essential recommendations: “Love Shack” by the B-52s, and “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr. Plus, having someone to captain the playlist is a must. “So many people DJ these days,” says Redfoo. “Even if it’s just your friend doing it, it’s way better than simply playing songs off of an iPod.”
4. Dress to Impress
Choosing a good costume to sport the whole night can be an agonizing decision, but SkyBlu suggests focusing on one primary objective. “It’s about being clever. You don’t want to walk downstairs and see your guests at the party wearing the same thing as you.” Here’s one way to avoid that scenario: Rather than going scary or silly, go au naturale. “I don’t like being in all that clothing. So be revealing and show a lot of skin,” Redfoo says. (Think: D*** in a Box, or “the naked man” from How I Met Your Mother.) “Girls will give you their attention if you’re half naked with a pizza box around your crotch.” Don’t feel like baring it all? Read what other Halloween costumes will impress her without having to drop trou.
5. Keep the Booze Flowing
Unsurprisingly, the liquor-loving duo falls a bit short on food recommendations. “You gotta have shots, and you gotta have champagne,” Redfoo says. In fact, his drink of choice is blending it all together. “Make your own sangria type of thing by pouring Red Bull, champagne, and tequila in a punch bowl and mixing it up. Sure, it can get you messed up, but if some of your guests aren’t really drinkers, it also has a really nice taste just to sip.” SkyBlu also recommends his signature cocktail, the Desperado: Fill up half a pint glass with beer, add a quarter pint of tequila, and then top it off with a quarter pint of limeade. “It’s amazing,” he says. If you want more options, learn how to make and serve the cocktails every man should know.