a tale of hallowed weenies!

*pre-warning, this is going to be a long post full of lots of pictures :)*

Well, last night started with a lot of scurrying and worrying as I came home from work and joined in the frantic race to decorate and cook before everyone came to the party. Trina and Theresa were madly decorating as I washed some dishes, moved cauldrons around, cleaned the bathroom and hurriedly munched down a wee bit of brown rice with peanut sauce to keep me from falling over.

The decor came together quickly, with Theresa making trips back and forth to her apartment to grab stuff, and the place looked really wonderful.

Our friends Steve and Darla showed up, and helped us make some of the food and finish up some of the last touches of decoration, the candles outside lining the walkway, etc.

Theresa went back to her place to get her costume on and to finish up some of the food stuff she was bringing, and I went upstairs to change and quarantine the kitties so they A) wouldn't destroy decorations and B) wouldn't get freaked out and kill anyone.

Theresa made it back over with some cheese, crackers, fondue makings, caramel apples, pita chips, and we set out meatballs with spicy peanut sauce, red pepper dip, garlic stuffed green olives as well as regular green olives, with bat and owl toothpick-like thingies for the cheese and meatballs.

On the drinks front, we had some wine, port, rum, vodka, vermouth, cranberry juice, bloody mary mix, orange juice, and punch we made from unfiltered apple juice with cinnamon and nutmeg added, and then mixed with ginger ale.

Then Linda showed up and started baking the chocolate zucchini cupcakes! It was all a-bustle around the kitchen, with flour and chocolate everywhere! (ok, that's a little over-dramatic, but exciting!) :)

At last all the food was set out, and we were ready to go! So, now, a cast of characters :)

We have Theresa as Samantha Stevens, from Bewitched, of course:

We have Trina as the Raven:

Laura as Darth Vader (she had a darth vader head-shaped bucket, not pictured here):

Lance and Lindsey as The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who:

Linda as Elsa the garden gnome!:

Kristin (in the background) was a flapper:

Lisa was a scientist:

And I was Doctor Who!:

We watched an episode of Doctor Who, since it is wonderful and hardly anyone there knew what it was, and then we watched the 1931 Dracula with Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula.

All in all, it was a lovely evening.

To view all the photos, check here, here and here. I know Linda also has some photos, so I'll link to those as well once she puts them up.


  1. oh my word!!! SO WONDERFUL! there really just aren't words... :)

  2. How fun!! Looks like you guys had a great time! Love the decorations and the costumes!