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Halloween Homefront October 25, 2007

Filed under: Holidays — LotusMama @ 3:34 pm


Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. The year my son was born, he had three halloween costumes because I couldn’t decide if the pumpkin, Tigger or Pooh-Bee was cutest. I start decorating in mid-September and I’m always on the look out for retro decorations from the 1920s and 1930s.

This year is no exception. NR is throwing a Halloween party for our family, which is to say that I am doing the party but he is getting the credit. I’m working up the menu now and so far we will be having: Vlad’s Ghoulash, Old dead bat legs, Ogre Eyeballs, Witches Brew, Wormy Applesauce and Coffin Cupcakes. I’m still planning a couple of appetizers – either Moldy Guacamole or Rancid Cheese log.

We’re also stealing the goody bag idea from Martha Stewart and I’ve made up some thank you cards in Adobe with NR’s Zombie face. So this weekend, we’ll be carving the pumpkin (must be a Zombie, per NR) and slashing black trash bags for spooky hangings.

My costume? I’m a Goth cheerleader this year. NR will be Wolverine and Hubby is undecided.

Anyone else having a Halloween shindig this year?

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4 Responses to “Halloween Homefront”

  1. Lorraine Says:

    We only have a party if Halloween actually falls on a weekend because there’s always a carnival at school the week before and Spouse’s birthday is the 28th. But we’re all about the costumes, nonetheless. This year The Child is going to be…wait for it…a Charlie Brown ghost…just a sheet and eyeholes. I think that’s hysterical. I’m going to be a goth witch.

  2. Sling Says:

    A Goth cheerleader??
    You’re the girl of my dreams! :O

  3. Heidi Says:

    We’re having a party on Saturday night! It’s a Mad Scientist theme and DH is having a guy from work come and set up a bubbling, glowing science experiment type thing with all their lab glass & equipment. If I can keep the 2 year old out of it, it’ll be a miracle.

    I’m making these cupcakes: http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50461

  4. Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) Says:

    Sounds like it will be an awesome party! I hope you post some pictures of your decorations and all that ‘gross’ food!


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