So this year Dan and I were Charlie Brown and the love of his life, The Little Red Haired Girl. Awwww... cute!
I have always called Dan my Charlie Brown- my ringtone for him is the Charlie Brown theme song!- so it was about time he dress up as Charlie for Halloween. And if he was going to be Charlie, then I HAD to be his Little Red Haired Girl.
I couldn't find the right kind of dress (the only ones they sell these days in the Halloween stores are super slutty. Why is that?), so I sewed this one for myself (it's the first thing I've ever sewn for me!) and it turned out pretty cute.
After we got all dolled up, we headed off to Dan's cousin's annual Halloween Bash. It was SUPER fun and it was a blast hanging out with their friends and family. Thanks for the fun night out, Mandy and Charlie! You guys sure do know how to throw a fun party!
I love/am freaked out by Dan's Charlie Brown face in this pic! lol
Every year my Mom throws a Haunted Dinner Party and we look forward to it all year long.
She sets the most SPECTACULAR table!!! These pictures just don't do it justice. It is just so fun to sit at the table and look at everything. She's amazing!
This year we had a delish orange frothy punch to drink in our skull wine glasses... SO good! Then we had a yummy corn chowder and bacon soup to start off. For our main course we had Shepherd's Pie (made with real shepherds, of course!), peas (more commonly know as frog's eyeballs), cheesy cauliflower (also known as cheese covered brains) and brown sugar carrots (slaughtered jack-o-lantern!). For dessert we had a spider web caramel cheesecake-- um, AMAZING!!!
After dinner we played Clue and Jack Skellington Yahtzee. It was SUCH a fun day and we love Grammy for planning it for us. Thanks Mom!!!
My kids LOVED these rice crispy eyeballs for their after school snack last week! VERY creepy and very yummy. Proof that all things fantastic don't have to be homemade! These are from Cost Plus---my favorite Halloween spot this season!
BTW- how great is my Bride of Frankenstein serving plate?!!?!?!?!! My mom gave this to me and I LOVE it! :)
When Patrick got home from school today, he asked me if all the kids got their homework done early and the house was all picked up, if we could have a scary movie Movie Night. Well, how could I say no to that deal?
So with all the rain, all practices were cancelled and the kids worked super fast and got everything done, so the Movie Night was on!
We started out the night making a very haunted gingerbread house. I then made yummy cream cheese brownies to eat while we watched THE VILLAGE... one of our favorites! Miss Scarlet opted to watch Ichabod and Mr. Toad instead- I don't blame her! :)
Our family LOVES Clue! I think we laughed more than anything else. Dan and Patrick were always 2 steps ahead of the rest of us (Smarty Pants!) and Scarlet was her typical hysterical self! She was trying so hard not to give up anything, but within 2 minutes of play, she had inadvertently revealed her whole hand and then continued to do so all night long. SOOOOO funny!
We have the vintage Clue in the wood box from Target and it is so awesome. Love the look of it and I LOVE the wood box to store it in!