Halloween 2010 in Review

I know it’s already November, but I couldn’t let Halloween slip completely by without sharing a peek at our party!

Starting with the driveway, my gal pals and I made these glowing ghosts.  They were a total hit and probably the main reason we got ANY trick-or-treaters at all this year.

The secret is a glowstick in a white balloon.  Here’s how the ghosts looked as the sun went down.

I still think you have to be a pretty brave kiddo to make it all the way to our front door in the dark!  Can you see those ghosts glowing?  It was hard to get a good photo of these guys!

Here is what our guests saw when they walked up to our front windows and door.

Scary!  Things got significantly less creepy inside with our Halloween decor.  Let’s take a look around…

The mantel was a combination of decor favorites (mirror and candlesticks), leftover stuff from last year (wreath and pumpkins), trim from an old Halloween costume, a photo of my dad as a baby, and encyclopedias from an estate sale hubby and I went to 4 years ago. My favorite part about this combo?  It was F-R-E-E!

Isn’t that a sweet old photo?

Here’s the other side of the mantel.

Even our little ceramic puppy got a Halloween makeover and a not-so-cute friend for the night.

On the other side of the living room, we added some spider webs and a lovely brown owl Stephen found at Pier One a few years back.

Here’s the back wall of the living room.  This wall has been blank for a long time so it was time to bring out some fall-colored artwork and folding table + drop cloth for an impromptu game table.

Check out ol’ evil eyes!  Found him (then added the eyes) at a thrift store for 25 cents baby!

Did you notice my little spider candleholders?

Our lampshades all got the same bat treatment as last year.  Love that effect – it’s sooo easy.

Moving on, here is the food I actually got photos of this year…

A delicious orange punch with gummy worm garnish.

A creepy veggie tray, complete with fingernail carrots and a very lifelike skull!

Candy for the adults 😉

A witch brewing her specialty – green cheese dip.

We had some pretty creative costumes this year, but I’ve decided to only show a few, starting with Miss Molly!

Molly started out toying with the idea of an orange light-up costume but eventually settled on the Bud Light Tailgate Companion.

She was quite good at her job!

And finally, a shot of the party planners.  We couldn’t have done it without you guys!

I hope you liked seeing what our Halloween was all about at Heardmont.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow with a November-appropriate post!  Thanks for reading. 🙂

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