Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Day Before Halloween

We're only a day away from the last night of the best month of the year. I have no idea where this month went, I sort of feel like I blinked and missed the whole thing! I haven't been keeping up as well with my countdown as I would have liked, but I've been doing little things nearly every day. We've watched movies, read stories, tried a few different seasonal beers, and have been taking evening walks beneath the flaming trees (on the nights I get home before the moon is out, that is.)

Yesterday we hosted our annual Halloween party, the first ever in our new home. It was a pretty small crowd, because some folks had previous arrangements and others were sick, but it was a great time! I spent the afternoon chopping, baking and pureeing pumpkins to make soup and baked the seeds with cayenne pepper and salt. Both things turned out great!

The table was set with all manner of treats and drinks and barely a thing was left at the end of the night! We played a rousing game of Apples to Apples that lasted for several hours, it was nearly 3am and Joe and I were falling asleep in our chairs by the time we finished up and our guests were on their way.

Tonight, we'll be carving our annual jack-o-lanterns and I'll finish getting my altar ready to celebrate Samhain after the candy guzzling ghosts and goblins have stopped knocking on my door tomorrow evening. We spent entirely too much money on candy so I hope there's are hordes of them, otherwise my plan for weight loss may be in serious trouble!


  1. Sounds (and looks) like a wonderful time. October has flown by this year, it's not just you.

    Happy Halloween!

  2. Looks like fun.
    Hope the night is a magical one for you.

  3. Wow, what a spread girl! Sounds like everyone had a blast. 3am hmmmm.... I'd be in a corner asleep and someone probably would have decorated me.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful time! Love the display you did with the goodies and creepy-crawlies!

    I know what you mean about the month flying by. I really need to take time off in October - it's the best month and I want to enjoy it!

    Have a great Samhain/Halloween!!!

  5. It been a long time since we've had a Halloween party with adult guests. Your party looks wonderful. Glad you made the time to do something fun.
    Hope you have a bunch of trickey treaters and that you have a good time seeing them in their costumes.
    Happy Hallowoonie and Samhain Blessings friend, Oma Linda

  6. lol i have that exact same metal colander. grams gave it to me years ago. lovely post btw happy Samhain!

  7. Looks like a wonderful party night. I love all the creepy foods and drinks. :)

    Samhain Blessings!!



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