Our Halloween party Saturday night was a blast! We had 24 friends join us for a fun evening of drinks, food, and socializing.
We decorated the house with creepy spiders and cobwebs and little touches, like masks and witch hats on various photos hanging on the walls.
Dale found this old mirror and painted a ghost on it and that became the center focus of our living room mantel. We covered the furniture with old sheets and table clothes to create a haunted house effect. Please notice the cat asleep on the couch. Heh.
Everyone came in costume and we awarded prizes. Funniest went to Bob and Tina, who came dressed as a woman and a man, respectively. Best overall went to Ken and Leslie, who came dressed as a Confederate soldier and Southern belle, and Most Original went to Amy and Bob who came as victims of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Dale and I went as a Goat Man and a harvest witch called Esmeralda. The characters come from a story Dale has told to his Boy Scout troop for years and if his book ever gets published you’ll be able to read it for yourselves. Ahem.
The food was really great and our guests helped out by bringing things to add to the table. We had pitchers of margaritas (I ended up calling them Zombieritas) and wine and beer and everyone had a great time making merry!
I made cupcakes for dessert – pumpkin spice with cream cheese.
And chocolate with meringue ghosts.
It was great to just hang out and talk and laugh and have fun. Several guests asked if we would do this again next year and honestly, how could I resist?