Happy Halloween, everyone!
Our BYOP Party was a big success.
I got all of my baking done, and I think everyone had a nice, cozy time.
The little ghosties might look familiar...I bent a "regular" ghost cookie cutter into a "Black Apple ghost" shape. I painted their faces on with mixed food coloring and very small brushes.
Do you see how I seem to have cut just one backwards? So this photo looks like a mob of ghosts ganging up on this one little guy.
Agh! A casualty!
The photo leaning against the candleabra above on the left got a lot of attention last night...the story on that weird possession is that it was a "white elephant" gift at a Christmas party in college. I fought so hard for that photo. If you click to enlarge it, you can see the ghost-lady in the front.
We realized as we were stringing up a few decorations that our house doesn't really need much to get very Halloween-ish very fast.
Josiah reprised his cool folded paper skulls from last year, and I sewed together a garland of black leaves. I like how they look a little like paper dolls, folded out with joined arms.
Lucy's was amazing and also kinda gross (that's "earwax", suggested by the youngest member of our party and art director of Lucy's pumpkin, young Eliot).
Aw, everyone looks so happy. Many excellent pumpkins were carved and lit, lots of cookies were eaten, and lots of cider (spiked and otherwise) kept hands warm.
Thanks for wading through all these photos with me!
Today I'm spending time with my favorite pumpkin:
...and his pops. We will watch scary movies, dress up, and get dinner...and hopefully be paid visits by some trick-or-treaters.
Enjoy your day and night, and watch out for ghosts!