Halloween Party

Since I mentioned my Halloween party in my last post, I thought I would share some photos from that night. I mean, what's the point of doing anything these days if you can't show off how awesome it was on the Internet? In reality, it was very stressful and expensive. The whole day I was setting everything up for the party, I kept repeating to myself like Edgar Allan Poe's Raven, "Nevermore." I've checked this one off my bucket list, and I'm pretty sure I won't be hosting one of these again. Don't get me wrong, it was fun, even with only 4 people, but I'm no good at these things. Hosting parties doesn't come effortlessly to me like some. Martha Stewart, I ain't.
"Enter If You Dare" Luminaries
I wish I would have gotten a picture of these lit up at night. I used battery powered flicking lights, and the effect was very spooky. I ordered these orange translucent bags from Etsy. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find large orange bags, even on the Internet! Jerry printed the letters out on card stock, and then cut and adhered them to the bags with double sided tape. We threw some dirt into the bottom of them for stability. I was really happy with how they turned out. Here's a photo of the luminaries I was trying to copy. These were from Grandin Road for $100:

Our Haunted House
My 10 year old son suggested we change the 1 in our house number to a 6 for Halloween, so our house number would be "666." I never got around to doing it, but I'm so proud of my little Satanist for his creativity...

Banjo Playing Skeleton
My favorite Halloween purchase this year. I'm easily amused.

The Spooky Spread
Doesn't look like much, but damn if it didn't take me all day to make this shit.

 Spooky Tree Cheese Cubes and Spider Cheese Ball
 Vomiting Pumpkin Guacamole and Haunted Trail Mix
 Severed Finger Cookies
Tree Toothpicks from Crate and Barrel

 Eyeball Punch

Shot in the Arm
I made some really nasty shots called Gangrene to put in this arm. They were used as punishment in one of the games. I got the recipe and game idea on a Halloween forum.

 Game Station
 Tempt Your Fate
This is the only game we ended up playing since there were only 6 of us at the party. There were some prizes won, and some bad fates that everyone seemed to have a good time with. Although, one of my guests got sick from the dreaded Gangrene shot.
 Die in the Wink of an Eye
This is our spin on the Winking Murderer Game. We worked really hard on this one, so it was a shame we didn't have enough people at the party to play it. Oh, and Jerry would like everyone to know that he came up with the name...He's creative, that one.

 Wax Sealed Cards
These cards were suppose to be handed out to each person as they arrived at the party. I thought the wax seals were a nice touch.
 Murderer Card
 Victim Card
Last, but not least, some pictures of the Hostess and her extremely masculine assistant. Not many men can pull off a skirt. Nice legs, Antony!

Queen Cleopatra

 I had a hard time deciding on a costume this year. In the end, I went with Cleopatra because it looked comfortable (maxi dress, holla!), and I wanted to have fun with some eye makeup.


Cleopatra and Antony
Tragic Lovers - How Apropos!



  1. What a fun party! I wish we had friends who did parties like that here in VA. Love the cute decorations. You did a great job.

  2. Bonnie, you are so creative. Wow! It's obvious that you put a serious amount of time and effort into hosting this party. I just wish you had considered a different night because I'm sure many more people who have attended and they could've seen all the fruits of your labor. Looks like it would've been an awesome party.

  3. Dajana FabjanovichNovember 5, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    It all looks fantastic, Bonnie! The luminaries kick arse, as does your eye makeup.

    P.S. I've been a bit AWOL in commenting on your blog. Been spending a lot of time on Instagram - are you on there too?

  4. Fantastic! I love your blog, Bonnie!

  5. So good to hear from you again, Dajana! Your comments always bring a smile to my face.
    No, I'm not on Instagram. I've got every other account under the damn sun, but for some reason, I've been holding out on Instagram which is strange given how much of a camera whore I am. LOL!

  6. Thanks, Cindy! Per Jerry's suggestion, I tried to change the night of the party to the day after Halloween (Saturday) at the last minute, but the feedback suggested I would have lost people instead of gaining any so I kept it on Halloween. Maybe I would have picked up a few more people if I had it a couple weeks prior to Halloween, but that's water under the bridge now. Live and learn.

  7. Thanks, Nicole! Wish we lived closer to each other. Apparently, there are not many awesome people in the world like us. ;-)

  8. What great pictures of this event. You give a great style in all that you do, Bonnie

  9. I love every detail of your party. You did an amazing job. Seriously.


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