"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." -- Michael Jordan

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How to be (less) Awkward: If you are going to attend a Halloween party, you have to at least attempt to wear something thematic. The costume does not need to be expensive or elaborate, but taking a few minutes to grab a pair of cat ears or donning a cowboy hat tells the hostess you are aware of and appreciate the effort she had put into throwing a themed bash.