halloween party in the usa

so we all need to cross our fingers that texas state lets me go to their school next semester- because i clearly have too much time on my hands. friday night was my annual pumpkin carving party and, i must say, this year was slightly over the top. the following photos are of the decor, the treats, and the costumes. i decorated too much and spent two days baking. the theme for costumes was "things i hate" which turned out really good. enjoy!

these are the cake pops that i literally 100 percent copied from bakerella. she is wonderful and the cake pops were time consuming but not very difficult. this is the little family of pops: the mummy, the purple people eater, the pumpkin, the monster, and the ghostie.
the most time was dedicated to trying to get all the unfinished pops in the freezer so i could sleep on thursday night.

friend cake guys- german chocolate and chocolate buttercream

punkin- vanilla and cream cheese
(all full of gluten)

this is the little foam hat i made to float on the green punch. yard ghostie in the background.
tobe and his giant candy corn. he was so upset that it wasn't edible.
they are traffic cones that i painted. i used acrylic paint intended for a canvas. it took a long time.
the drink table. spooky bloody lantern. dead rose. halloween m&ms. dice drinking game. cauldron for punch. and syringes for shots (alcohol- not vaccinations).
the sign i made for the trash can.
the sign i made for the recycle bin.
graveyard cups!
bloody "beware"
my most hated thing is- cotton balls........
they are disgusting. i hate their squeaky fibers. it feels like fingernails on a chalkboard. so i became my nemesis. unfortunately the faux version of my nemesis is quite flammable (hence the name tag.)
full shot of the costume. i couldn't find a white tank, but you get it.
here's the green punch!! so delish. some people liked it more than others. some people got drunk more than others. cheers!
for the third year in a row, andrew has waited until the (literally) last 10 minutes to decide what he should dress as. the fallback didn't work because i apparently "accidently" threw away this pirate hat that has been floating around my house for two years. so he couldn't be orlando bloom as a pirate. sorry ange.
haley hates girls that use halloween as an excuse to wear lingerie at a bar. i can probably say most people agree with her. however, she did pull off the "slutty halloween costume" unbelievably well. the real costume only made an appearance for a total of 3 minutes, but it was still there under the coat. best shy sluttly cleopatra ever.
there we are together. don't know why this photo is black and white.
heres another b&w. me and my frieeends taking some tequila shots. if you guys recall, this is exactly how our friendship was birthed (tequila and silverchair).
beau and rebecca might have slightly missed the message on the costume theme. or maybe not? beau came as me. he wore a blonde wig, a cowboys jersey (with boob stuffing), and a cut-out of toby (actual toby photo). it made me laugh to think that if someone was trying to summarize me, these are the 4 things that come to mind.
ben!! ben went to lucy in disguise to find a costume (also ignoring the theme). he selected the "joseph" costume. when asked why, he explained that it was the least expensive in case the costume didn't make it back to the shop. duh. the mustache is just something he rocks from time to time. and the mullet is probably some sort of fantasy. we surmised that he was a republican. (no offense family)

here we are together sharing a special moment.
this must be from later in the evening. you can always determine how much i've been drinking based on the number of photos i'm "kissy-facing" in. selina (my beautiful friend pictured to the right) was a plum. the hat is absolutely the greatest thing ever.

and of course......... toby was........... the postman!!
(his most hated enemy. he defends the house daily from the monster, and is only allowed rest on sunday. he is our only defense and he barks with such bravery.)

sean is charles manson. i agree with the theme element of it, but i imagine he had a difficult time getting to and from the party.

when it got real cold we made a fire.
the syringe shots were utilized in this photo. green punch shots all around. but stuart (meatwad) is attempting to inject the alcohol directly into his bloodstream.
i really just like this photo because of all the pointing.
out of control dancing. similar to my kissy-face, you know andrew's intoxication level based on the deepness of his v. johnny is an onion. the hat made its way into the fire pit.
"tell me why-e?" future boyband of america. i removed sean's swastika on his forehead so this photo could be used outside of the halloween context.
sadly, in the end, no pumpkins were carved (except for this one that got hacked at some point). but do not despair, the parties will not cease.
we got toby back into his pumpkin first thing this morning, and by the look on his face, he's really really happy about it.

happy halloween everyone!! hope yall have lots of tricks and treats tonight!


  1. and i love the cookies are a sometimes food!!!! hilarious!!! esp for gluten freeers!

  2. What a fantastic party! You are a wonderful party planner! The orange cones you painted into candy corns are brilliant. I love the costume theme too! So fun! love your blog.