When I was making up this year’s challenge list, I matched this goal with October for obvious reasons. Truthfully I think Halloween is crazy. It’s a weird combination of teenage girls dressed like prostitutes and five-year-olds dressed like goblins. I don’t like goblins (or girls dressed like prostitutes). I also don’t like haunted hayrides, horror movies, or scary ghosts either. I do love dressing up. I always have. Costume parties (even if it’s just you and a mirror) are the best.
Throw an awesome costume party.
Wear something crazy.
It will rain.
No one will want to dress up.
I was pretty worried there would be those (Austin) who would not want to dress up, but my fears were put to shame when everyone showed up full battle, especially Austin who surprised me by coming downstairs looking like this.
Ironically, Austin and I turned out to have the scariest costumes. I was a bridezilla and he was the creepiest creeper you ever saw.
My vision for the party was simple; friends, food, costumes, and dancing. We also had water pong (beer is sticky), best costume trophies, and plenty of brews.
It should be noted that I had a lot of help. My friends Mary Poppins and Steve Urkel were here all day hanging spider balloons, making witch fingers, and creating signs.
It was pretty great.
We ate, we drank, we danced.
We were scary and beautiful and relaxed.
I can’t wait to do it again next year.