Sunday, November 01, 2009

A quiet halloween at home . . .

So November is here.  And I've decided to give NoBloPoMo a shot.  I'm not sure I can post every day for an entire month but I'd like to give it a try.  I am sure that some posts may be about things other than knitting.  Today, for example, is about my quiet Halloween at home with Sweetpea!

On Friday I was thinking about how busy and stressed Pete has been at work.  And I decided to throw together a little Halloween "party" for the two of us.  As soon as he left for his haircut yesterday I sprang into action, printing out a menu card and shopping for our supplies.



The menu included "Bloody Road Kill Stew with Bat Wing Scoopers" and "Scary Slaw" - which was really Turkey Chili with Blue Corn Chips and Broccoli Slaw.  With the menu ready to go, the next step was to put out a few decorations . . .



and get the coffee table looking festive and ready for some treats!



You can't have Halloween without a Jack-O-Lantern, so pumpkin carving was up next.  I drew the face and Pete carved little Jack up while I roasted the seeds we had scooped out.



Once the sun went down it was time to light up the pumpkins - the one we made and the ceramic one that makes an appearance every year.



Next up? A little cupcake decorating, of course.  Our witches and spiders weren't as cute as the ones I saw on the dessert web-site I had found, but they were pretty good and they tasted great!  I would have rather given the spiders black legs, but after searching five stores without being able to find black licorice strings we decided red legs would have to do.



Decorations up, food prepared, pumpkin carved . . . . what's left?  Just to settle in on the couch for the spooky feast!  Oh, and maybe a little drink.  What's better on Halloween than a Ghost-ini?



You're never too old for a fun and festive Halloween!

8 comments:

Dee said...

WOW! That was quite a celebration. Love your decorations and the menu sounds delicious.

We had simple shrimp rolls while getting up and down for the few trick-or-treaters that came to the door. Less than 30 this year.

But most were in cute costumes and we only had one rude parent. She was unhappy with our candy. :-( Don't know WHAT'S up with that. Hey, lady --- it's FREE!

cpurl17 said...

Very cute party and that ghostini looks delicious!!

Trina said...

That all looks fantastic, you are so creative!! I wish they did Halloween that big over here!
Good luck with NoBloPoMo, i'm sure you'll have lots to share with us :)

Jennifer said...

Very cute and clever! You will definitely be a shoe in for posting every day for a month. Hey - we all like some non-knitting things thrown in with the every day knitting. You'll do great!

Melissa said...

I am impressed! How festive are you??

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks very festive and fun! happy halloween.

Kathy said...

What darling party for you two! Love the ghostini! You really are so creative . I hope you can post every day for a month I;ll LOVE It.

chris said...

What an awesome Halloween celebration!! I love that you and Pea pull out all the stops with the decorating and menu. You're so right too- Halloween seems almost more fun as an adult than it did as a kid!

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