Every year months before Halloween, I start thinking about a costume for an annual Costume Party my friend Denise has. This is a highlight of my year I’m not embarrassed to admit. I love Halloween! I always have. And this year did not disappoint.
For the past two years, my friend Denise has paired up with a mutual friend Mary Beth for the annual costume party. Denise is a fabulous party planner, in fact she has a catering business and the decorations for the costume party are always top notch.
Denise makes a giant cauldron of her famous chili and I’m sure other yummies and we as guests bring a dish to share. I brought brownies this year. You just can’t go wrong with brownies, am I right?
Mary Beth and her husband Michael are the owners of a fabulous historical home in New Harmony called the A.C. Thomas House. It’s been restored and is more than just a little impressive. It’s also a bed and breakfast.
If you’re wanting to come hang out in New Harmony The A.C. Thomas House is a beautiful place to stay. So Mary Beth hosts the costume party at the house and Denise takes care of all the decor and planning. It’s a match made in heaven.
I consider myself so lucky to be on the invite list. It’s really a blast and I look forward to Denise’s parties every year.
Bride of Frankenstein!
This year my costume of choice was Bride of Frankenstein. I think I pulled it off pretty well wouldn’t you say?
Even with the knowledge of this annual party, I still procrastinate.
Therefore, I was making my costume still on the day of the party. I was even late to the party because of costume issues. I had to rip my seams out and try again, then I had to hem it when I thought I was just going to let it go but the threads just kept pulling.
In other words, I needed help. Like another 3 or 4 hours to be exact.
Okay, so part of the problem was I got side tracked by one of my favorite movies “The Lost Boys”. Instead of going upstairs to sew, I watched most of the show! But still, I’ve had all year to prepare. Yep, I suck.
As a result of my procrastination, I had a major flaw in my costume. I didn’t put my stitches on my face! As I was leaving I remembered them and by then it was too late.
Dang it! Oh well, it ended up fine and no one even noticed I was missing the stitches. I need to work on priorities. It’s a character flaw and I’m aware of it… lol.
Enough yappin. On with the photo show! I’ve got lots to share with you.
Halloween Costume Party
The food and decorations were awesome as usual.
Here’s my hostess… Barbie Girl!
Lots of Jack O’ Lanterns around.
Literally a kiss from the devil!
A lot of mingling, eating and drinking was happening. Everyone was in a happy and festive mood!
And of course dancing! Check out the Pajama Mama cutting a rug back there!Photos were being taken left and right, what a fun time.
Jason, my friend below is a demon with a lot of horns all over his face and head! His shirt says “Keep Calm and give me Candy!”. I love it.
Michael is the devil. I think he might actually be… hahah just kidding.
Meanwhile, a sweet fairy was the costume for Mary Beth. This was getting pretty late in the evening… like midnight or so. She and Michael her husband (whom I didn’t get a photo of) are so very generous to open their home to all of us. There were a lot of people!
It looks like this ghoul is in deep thought as the cowboy tells her some secrets, hahah.
The Gorton’s Fisherman and a Ghostbuster.
You can’t tell from the photo very good, but this is Medusa. She had a great head piece full of snakes.
Check out the swinging babies! The place was decked out with all kinds of spookiness.
Mr. Rogers and a hand puppet.
I had to ask who these next two were, but then as soon as I was told I recognized it. Raoul Duke below from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Here’s both Gonzo and Raoul and a clay artist to the right.
Salt and Pepper… too cute.
Friends of mine, Shark Bite victim and surfer with his wife, a Pop Art Girl. (J.T. and Jamie) J.T. had made his surf board in like 15 minutes right before the party! Another procrastinator just like me, hahah!
The Classic Joker.
Friends… Vampira and Mad Surgeon!
So I thought this was too funny and a sign of the times. Checking into Facebook I’m assuming…
Above all, I’ve had another great time dressing up. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the photos, I know I loved looking through them again. Not everyone’s photo was taken. Many were already leaving as I arrived.
Now Halloween is tomorrow and my son is finally dressing up and trick or treating again after a long 3 year or so hiatus! He’s going as a cow. I’m just thrilled he’s getting into it again.
Want more? See previous Halloween parties on various posts just by clicking here.
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