I was a bit sad because we did not get to do our annual pumpkin carving contest. During the last 2 weeks, at least one of us was sick....then Dean was out of town....then the kids had conflicting school and church schedules.
Then, I was told that both kids were doing things at other people's homes. (BAH!)
Our house has always been crazy busy at Halloween so I was not thrilled at the thought of having an empty house this year.
But then...early yesterday MORNING...things changed. All of a sudden, EVERYONE was going to be at our house for Halloween! (EEK!)
Of course, since it wasn't anticipated, I hadn't done a spooky buffet but, I dashed home after work and cooked and baked up a FRENZY. Everyone ended up happy and full. (meatball subs can fill up the largest zombie army, folks.)
I did a little drop on the way to work...
After cooking and setting up, I put on my good witch hat and toad ring and happily passed out candy....
to brave little children who ventured near.
As usual, many of them took photos with the headless horseman.
This year Dean snuck up behind the tree and spooked them... right as their parent's took the photos....it was great fun.
Our front door looked so pretty....
The best part was that the house was full of "characters" who ran around and had fun.....and ate and ate and ate! There were more kids than this but some snuck off without a photo being snapped. The front door should have revolved, it stayed in constant motion (much to my delight.)
There is something just WRONG about a 16 year old teletubby...and only "C" could have pulled it off without it being creepy!
At the end of the evening, when MANY ghouls and ghosties had come to visit, we were all tuckered out and happy to say goodnight until NEXT year!
I went in, cleaned up the wreck of a kitchen....with the help of sweet Dean and then read a few chapters of an appropriately Halloween-ish type book....
Til next year......my little lovelies!