Happy Halloween! (Yes, a day late, whatever.) Hope all my fellow Halloween-lovers had a great day. I know we had a fun time.
I hosted a costume party for my core group of friends (with the help of my husband, who helped with the prep and then hid for most of the party). There were about 20 of us, which was quite fun. We had some great costumes. Hubby and I wore matching costumes – I was a Roman empress and he wore the warrior costume (for about two hours and then changed into jeans cause he didn’t feel comfortable in the “short dress” tunic and the armor was too hot and he couldn’t easily move around or so he says). Other couples that matched were: gangster and flapper girl, Thing 1 and Thing 2 (from Dr. Seuss). We had other couples that didn’t wear matching costumes. Some other costumes we had were: witches, cats, dark fairy, twister board game, referee, just rolled out of bed, a reaper, cowgirl, bumble bee and I’m sure I’m forgetting some. Photos are on facebook, some on my profile, and two other girls who took more photos than me. I decorated my house all cool and stuff cause this is really my first Halloween party in our house. I did some damage at the dollar store hehe. I also spent a lot of time prepping some neat finger foods that didn’t even get eaten and needed to get tossed. I found a cute recipe for ghost toast (toast and cream cheese, and made pumpkins from bread and food coloring mixed with cream cheese too), and zombie fingers (string cheese and bell pepper fingernails). The main dish recipe I did was pumpkin pasta. It said it serves 6, so we doubled the recipe (since we had about 20) and it turned out to be way too much. But that’s ok, we won’t have to cook for part of this week. I also made a cool green slime punch (lime gelatin, orange juice, club soda, and some sherbet and fruit slices). I found a cute recipe for an owl made from cheese balls so I bought the cheese balls and made it look like the picture. I liked how that turned out. I got told I was very creative, but really Google did all the work for me, I just copied. We had one girl that had to come a little early cause she was coming straight from work so I had her greet the guests while we changed, since the day got away from us and we weren’t ready on time. It took a while to get the costumes on for some reason, and I didn’t realize the hazards that come with these costumes. Turns out our shoes (the ones that lace up your thigh) were really slippery, and I took a nice tumble down the stairs. I got me some bruises now. But I’m ok.
Not only did my house get some store-bought decorations, but my floor wore a costume too. Or, I should say, it wore it’s birthday suit (concrete). The week prior our downstairs toilet stopped up and overflowed and flooded our dining room floor. We didn’t notice until hubby found a puddle in the kitchen (cause it went right under the laminate floor). So we’re filing a claim with insurance and we had our floors torn up and tons of fans and dehumidifiers all over the bathroom and dining room hallway area. Thankfully they came to remove all the stuff the morning of our party, so we had access to the downstairs bathroom and hallway again. It would have been interesting if everyone had to walk around large fans and use the upstairs bathrooms heh. Seriously, life is an adventure. The deductible ($2400) is giving me heartburn though, especially since hubby’s loans are due for starting payments (6 month grace period after graduation is over) and who knows how long until he finds a job. But we’ll manage.
The party was tons of fun and it was so great to hang out with my wonderful friends. Can’t wait till the next party – New Years!