Last night was our Fifth Annual Halloween Party. Now, if you don’t know much about me and Dave, know this. We LOVE Halloween. Well, really all things Fall. I mean….my birthday, a cool relief from summer in the south, changing leaves, hayrides and bonfires, pumpkin patches, and HALLOWEEN. What time of year could be better?!?!?
We love Halloween so much, that we have spent a
small fortune on our parties….food, costumes and decor. We’ll start with the costumes. We spend so much time on decorating and cooking, that we usually kind of forget about our costumes until the last minute, and have to resort to buying your stereotypical couple costume.
Last year we attempted to get a little creative and piggy-back off of the Tiger and Elin scandal.
This year, we wanted to incorporate Loo into our costume….and we couldn’t afford all the face paint again! =)
And every year, we have a costume contest. All the guests vote for the Funniest, Most Creative and Best Couple Costumes. Winners get Halloween themed wine courtesy of World Market. Here are some of our favorites through the years:
And our winners this year…
We always prepare enough food for a small army…and although people seem to eat the entire time, we always have a ton of food left over! This year I added my zucchini muffins and some mummy and pumpkin cake pops.
Admittedly, we go a little overboard on decorations. In fact, we get so into them, that we have to specifically put on our invites that children aren’t invited because our house is too scary! We start on the friendly decor about a week before the party, and then send Jayna to Sue Sue and Papaw’s on the Saturday of our party and spend the entire day outfitting our home with bloody corpses,
Ghosts, Gouls and Goblins.
We have a blast rearranging our dining room into a scientist’s lab, and last year, had a haunted maze in our garage that guests were required to walk through to get into the party.
But Hannibal is definately the scariest prop as far as I’m concerned….he is sooooo life-like.
And somehow he manages to pop up in different corners of the house every Halloween and scares the you-know-what out of me! So Dave decided to capitalize on that this year, and put him in the bathroom! Guests got a double dose of Hannibal as they saw a glimpse of him in the mirror as they walked into the bathroom, and then were forced to stare at him as they did their business! What kind of sick-os live here anyway?!?!
But, I am exhausted as we have been planning our shin-dig for the past few weeks and were up late last night and up early this morning attempting to clean up before Buggy arrived home. So, I’m off to bed for tonight….to dream about tomorrow! Happy Halloween!