Here are a few suggestions for celebrating the holiday without going all-out like my friend Shane's brother did. Said brother and his now-wife threw a surprise wedding for themselves under the guise of putting on a regular Halloween party. Shane, who was dressed like a monk complete with glow-in-the-dark crucifix, performed the ceremony before stunned family members, one of whom was heard to remark, "Are they taking the marriage seriously? Because they're certainly not taking the wedding seriously!" I guess this sort of crack is inevitable if your best man is wearing vampire teeth.