Halloween 2011

November 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I can’t believe it’s OVER… although I know that some neighborhoods have “postponed” the festivities until Friday for safety reasons. My parents’ neighborhood is one of these. They got so much snow that power lines and tree branches came down! YIKES. Meanwhile, we didn’t see so much as a flake, thank GOD! So anyway, we pulled off the party without too much pain. However, it was 4:00 (an hour before the party) and I still […]

Spooktacular 2011

October 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Halloween is upon us, my pretties… and I am very excited because this year we’ve decided to get back to hosting our annual shindig. However, I’m easing into this one very gently. We haven’t hosted a party since our 2009 Spooktacular, which I’m pretty sure was our largest and most-elaborate party to date. This one will definitely be a step down from previous years, and apologies in advance go out to former guests who didn’t […]

58 Days till Halloween

September 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Halloween season is upon us! Another year has gone by and my favorite “haunt” blogs have already been preparing for weeks. I’ve started seeing decor and paraphernalia in the stores and my inbox has been littered with junk mail from “Spirit Halloween”—which reminds me, I really should unsubscribe from their crappy email list already.

The Great Pumpkin

October 31, 2010 at 9:04 pm

So I promised pictures of Gabe in his pumpkin getup. Here they are!! So glad he put up with all the wardrobe changes today. :)

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Mike and I have been HUGE slackers this Halloween! I feel like such a loser. We haven’t even taken out a single decoration. But, I think we have a decent excuse. :) Perhaps before the trick-or-treaters show up we’ll pull out the cauldron, but that will require effort. Effort that needs accomplishing while the little guy naps. But I haven’t been a total slacker. I did make Gabriel a costume. It came down to the last […]

Halloween 2010

August 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I’ve started getting emails from Halloween stores, and I must say this year is going to be a little bittersweet. Obviously, Halloween will never be the same from now on with Gabriel in the picture, and I guess that’s not a bad thing. This time last year I was already pondering costumes and buying supplies. Now I’m just trying to figure out when I need to do laundry so that the little one has enough […]

I Did It!

November 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

I thought posting every day for the month of October was going to be impossible, but somehow I managed to find something to say for 31 days! I suppose if I was going to start participating in NaBloPoMo, I’ve already missed the first day, so I’m just going to chill and post as often as I can, just to keep up some momentum. Seriously, October was a huge accomplishment for me and I had a […]

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Yesterday’s post was a little rushed since I was posting my pics as people started arriving to the party. Talk about last minute: hence no entry text! I’m going to cut right to the chase and start off by posting some of the highlights of the evening. Although, I highly suggest checking out the entire Flickr Set! A few obligatory pre-party decor photos. The infamous panna cotta brain! (See video below) Phaedra and Lance! 32 […]

The Big Reveal

October 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Vampire Manga

October 28, 2009 at 12:01 am

A number of years ago, I picked up a Manga at Borders — totally on a whim. (I’m not much of a manga reader to begin with.) I think Mike was there picking something out for himself, and I felt compelled by the finely illustrated cover of this one in particular. As usual, I waited quite a while for Mike to make a selection, so I sat down in a comfy chair and began reading. […]

Foodie Halloween

October 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm

In past years, I’ve tried to theme the food I served to the event, with mixed success… A lot of my original ideas came from Britta “Webmistress of the Dark.” Hers was the first Halloween-related site I discovered that demonstrated EXACTLY the kind of party I wanted to host. Many other sites and ideas I saw were far too childish. I use her recipe for the Pumpkin Pasties (one that I still use, and is […]


October 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

As the number of days till Halloween wane, I’m finding myself with fewer interesting things to say. I’m kinda wishing the party were here already, but alas, wait I must. It should be worth it, I hope! The worry-wort in me is panicking because I fear the number of confirmed guests has reached critical mass for the size of our house, but we should be fine! I just need to chill and think about how […]