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Is it too soon to talk Halloween?

theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
I love Halloween and this year I am having a party. I actually live in a big enough house to really go all out and have fun. I plan to be a witch and use my three black kittens as props. It was my sister's idea to have the party and I was like "blah! NO!" But after the past few horrible months we have had, she insisted we needed to have a good time. So she's working on a Halloween playlist and I'm working on games and the menu. And we will both be working on decorations.

I have a lot of great games and drinks on the list, but does anyone have any other games or fun activites I could include? Is anyone else throwing a halloween bash?
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    it's never too early to talk about a dress-up holiday!!!

    but i have nothing useful to add...

    :(
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    No plans rou? Come on down to dc! We are planning something awesome!
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    ooooh, i would LOVE to, T! but my mom is having surgery on Oct 30th and i've got to go to Toronto to look after her.

    :(

    one of my co-workers has a HUGE charity bash each year in the small town where she lives just west of the city. but there's no way for me to get there since i don't drive. she and her friends raise money for a family with a child with extreme special needs and it's grown so big that they have to rent a space that holds upwards of 200 people.

    :D
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I have had Halloween parties for a few decades. At the last house I owned, it was on Trick or Treat night because we would get 350+ kids coming to the door. We and the neighbors would go all out. Lots of decorations, a big cemetery, a huge cauldron over a fire. We all dressed up. We'd hand out candy and cider Loud scary sounds and music. It was awesome fun. Some kids would cry because it was all pretty scary. But mostly it was a blast for everybody.
    At my current house, I get no Trick or Treaters but the annual Halloween Parade (the largest night time parade in PA) goes right by my house so I have a big party. Chairs are lined up along the sidewalk by 9am. Some decorations and tons of food and drink. It's not a costume party but some people dress up. Since there are 10,000 walking the streets of our little town every year for this parade, I always end up with some strangers in my house. Hey, they never steal anything and usually just want to use the bathroom or get something hot to drink.
    I will start working on the menu and shopping lists and getting the invites out in the next week.
    Have fun with your party!!!
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I will be wearing my clip on tiny devil ears all day on the 31st.
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Rou- Awww Too bad! Good luck with your mom's surgery!

    Jeep- At first I was not at all looking forward to it. I was going to let my sister do everything hand me a bottle of booze and watch me pass out. but now i'm lookat the games and now I cant wait (lets just say, i have found away to incorporate edible bugs into the night!) I wish there was a parade going by! Have fun at your party too!
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    rouquinne wrote: »
    ooooh, i would LOVE to, T! but my mom is having surgery on Oct 30th and i've got to go to Toronto to look after her.

    :(

    one of my co-workers has a HUGE charity bash each year in the small town where she lives just west of the city. but there's no way for me to get there since i don't drive. she and her friends raise money for a family with a child with extreme special needs and it's grown so big that they have to rent a space that holds upwards of 200 people.

    :D

    Not in Oshawa????

    ETA ~ Nevermind!!! That would be east :lol:
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I'm not having a party, but I've been pinning decoration ideas on Pinterest. I get a ton of trick-or-treaters so I'm thinking of putting up a couple of decorations.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I think you should have a party.^
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    i have two games I think everyone would enjoy. One is bobbing for apples but I'm either going to do mini bottles of booze where they have to chug it. Or cut slashes into the apples to determine what shot they have to do.

    another one is called "tempt your fate" I have balloons around the house filled with "fates" anyone willing to tempt their fate will pop one and get either a good fate or a bad fate. a good one good be a cany bar or something. a bad one good be eat a bug!! I know where to get edible bugs. This is going to be so much fun!
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    Sounds like lots of fun for everyone!

    Pinterest definitely has some good decoration & food ideas too :)
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    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    We don't have a party, but I just got out all my Fall and Halloween stuff out today to decorate! I'm doing it a little early because we'll have various family visiting over the next two and a half weeks and thought it might be nice to go ahead and have that done before they get here...tomorrow. Smart me, puling it all out to decorate the day before they arrive. :D

    We have swarms of trick or treaters like I've never seen before in our neighborhood so I put a few things out front as well. Our neighbors have these HUGE spiders they put on their house and they are so awesome. I'll try to get a picture of those when they put them out, but they don't usually do it until right before Halloween.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    there is a tiny, old-fashioned, family-owned department store here in London called Kingsmills. i walk past there on my way home most days and i am a regular in their kitchen department because they have SO many great kitchen gadgets!

    they also have really cool Halloween decorations in the window. including one that i want to buy for my mom because she is a retired sommelier.

    it shows the lower half of a woman's body; she is wearing striped stockings and heeled, lace-up boots and holding a glass of wine in one hand. the lettering on the banner says:

    Witch Way to the Wine

    :D

    it's only $19.50, which is good for a 4-foot long banner, but they only have the one in the window left with that saying.

    i think i'm going to call them tomorrow and see if they'll sell it to me before i go home for Thanksgiving next weekend.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    I have never been to a Halloween party after reaching adulthood. I went to parties and carnivals as a child and teenager.

    I think my husband would so not dress up if I asked him to.

    My office is incredibly conservative. I feel outrageous there if I wear bright colors! So I think I will wear something fun somehow. I have a fake nose piercing that I may wear with my normal business casual. And paint my nails black which would be out of character because I never, never paint my nails (toes.....sometimes). I really want to wear a black Goth wig but I am afraid that might cross a line there.....................
  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    I'm not having a party, but I'm going to decorate the house a bit and dress up. My daughter is being a witch and she wanted me to be one too, so that's what I'm going to be. :). My son will be a bat with vampire teeth and my husband will be a vampire.

    The people on my block take Halloween very seriously. We have quite a few garages turned into haunted houses, and one house puts up a HUGE pirate ship with pirates, mermaids, and a bunch of other things. The house across the street from them puts the lifeboat on the lawn. It's awesome. I have to see if I can find a picture from last year. They go crazy at Christmas too.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Ninja, wanna join me passing out candy? We can have a mini party. I was thinking about actually dressing up this year. Either Smurfette or Wilma from the Flintstones. Can you tell I have a white dress that needs one more wear :-)
  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    Found it! I'm sorry if its huge.

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    That's only part of the exhibit. There's so much I couldn't get it all in one shot.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I'm thinking about hanging these from my trees (a glow stick, inside of a balloon, inside of stockings)

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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    scrills wrote: »
    I'm thinking about hanging these from my trees (a glow stick, inside of a balloon, inside of stockings)

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    I love that!
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    ^^ @ Nalllia, WOW!
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Or maybe a couple spiders

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    Or use press and seal to make ghosts on my big front window

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    or alien balloons

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    or mummies

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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Martha Stewart's site should be full of ideas.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    For drinks we have decided to make a drink called Gangrene, brains in a glass (which may take practice to make), jello shots, and a punch my mom came up with. folks can bring other booze. So far I'm making pumpkin cake and honey-whiskey chicken wings. thats all i got so far.

    I think i will check out pinterest for decor ideas.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    last year, i brought a pumpkin graveyard to work.

    i made a pumpkin sheet cake and iced it in purple-coloured cream cheese frosting. then i used puffy pumpkin stickers on toothpicks for the headstones.

    everyone thought it was funny - and it tasted pretty good too!

    :D
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Rou, I think I will try that for my cake!

    OMG! I want to try this, but i hate frying!

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  • FEMBOTFEMBOT Banned Posts: 72Banned Users
    The dollar store is a favorite of mine.
    They have all kinds of cool items.
    I got some gel stick on items, along with ice trays and many other things.
    Have fun!
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »

    I think i will check out pinterest for decor ideas.

    On pinterest is an idea to take pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate then add an almond sliver to the "finger nail", using a toothpick mark some knuckles & then lightly dust the whole thing with some cocoa powder :)
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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    goldy wrote: »
    thelio wrote: »

    I think i will check out pinterest for decor ideas.

    On pinterest is an idea to take pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate then add an almond sliver to the "finger nail", using a toothpick mark some knuckles & then lightly dust the whole thing with some cocoa powder :)

    I do something similar with the kids every year. I color white chocolate green, then dip half if a bunch of pretzel rods in it. I draw little faces on them, use some shredded coconut for hair, and put a Hershey's Kiss on top for the hat.

    I also make banana and marshmallow ghosts. I cut chunks of banana the same size as marshmallows, and skewer a banana piece, a marshmallow, and then another banana piece. Then I dip them in white chocolate, stick some mini M&Ms on for eyes, and draw mouths on them.

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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    scrills wrote: »
    I'm thinking about hanging these from my trees (a glow stick, inside of a balloon, inside of stockings)

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    Love!! I might have to steal this for my friends bash!
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I love dollar tree. I'm going to go this weekend and see what they have.

    I want to try to make as much as possible, even the decorations, homemade. Invites are going out via facebook and word of mouth.

    The chicken wings will be called batwings. The pupkin cake is going to be decorated like a graveyard-thanks rou! Deviled eggs I'm going to attempt to make look like eyeballs

    My sister is still working on the playlist. Any one has a favorite holloween song? And thriller is already on the list so dont even mention it!
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