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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome to the Halloween Party!

What you'll find here: A Costume Parade (below) Fall Quilt and Basket Show Scary Books and Movies A Rock Garden Tricks Vintage Halloween Media Make sure you scroll down to read all the posts that make up the party fun! OOooo BOY! I am so out of my league with my end of the Halloween Party organized by A Fanciful Twist! You MUST visit her imaginary and very pictorial part of the world! I've been looking at a lot of the other hostesses and they are full on Halloween DIVA'S!!! Well, now I know. I should have gone to College Diva's Soul Journal Halloween Party Tips! Now that I have a better understanding, perhaps I'll try some of the more imaginative and artsy stuff. In the mean time, I hope you get some enjoyment from what I have to offer! Costume Parade This was the first and only year I had a store bought costume. I am a Pussy Cat Doll! My sister, Marianne, is being held up as a prop - much like the pumpkins in the photo! This is me as a clown circa 1978. My mom always made our Halloween costumes. I was so proud to have my daddy walk with me in our school parade! He always dressed up as 'Drachir' (his name spelled back words) for Halloween and it took me a few years to accept that he was my dad! Another year, another parade, another costume! I'm the witch - still am some might say! 1992 This one is TRULY scary isn't it? My best friend and roommate, Alison, and I were grocery shopping one day and saw an add to be a member of a Haunted Forest place. We thought it sounded like fun and it paid a couple of hundred dollars each. Being the poor 1st year college students that we were, we thought it would be easy money! Not so!! It was hard work, hot and stinky with the masks on! The perks were that we were able to scare grown burly men and chase people while snarling and grunting! When the crowd slowed down, all the ghouls and monsters would gather around the big bon fire and make smores. We met a lot of fun people and it was fun having an alter, if not ugly, ego! I am the "Worm Man" on the left. hAlLowEeN 2005 Urban's first Halloween! I bought Urban and Mekhi, Urban's cousin who is 6 weeks younger)these cute Halloween outfits. Urban doesn't like to be Mekhi's pillow and isn't shy about expressing himself! Poor Mekhi looks as though he is perplexed at Urban's complaint! Couldn't you just eat those cheeks up?? My sister Marianne on left, made the two chili costumes out of warm fleece. Aren't they darling! Urban is the red chili. Now, something about Mari's sewing abilities, she doesn't need a pattern! For all the costumes she's made for the boys, none of them used a pattern. If you think that's impressive, I'll have to post a picture of my wedding dress and the attendant's dresses! She made her own wedding dress too. 2006 Mari out did herself with these exquisit pirate outfits! Our wee little pirates even won a couple of costume contests! Urban is looking a bit tired here, we had dragged him all over the town showing him off, poor thing! I have to 2007 Costumes, I'll post when I do!

28 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a lovely time I had at your party! Thank you for hosting me!

Ana Balbinot said...

Cute post, adn I love the babies!
Thanks for your comment and visit at my blog. Hope you come more times!
Happy Halloween from Brazil

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Halloween. Oh, you have the cutest costumes for your babies that I have ever seen. I envy your sister's sewing talent, and without a pattern too. I love the photos of you in your costumes, such nice memories. I had so much fun seeing your images, and those babies are just too cute! Karen

Betzie said...

Sweet costumes for sure and a very talented sister!
Happy Halloween!!! Enjoy the party day!

jennlui said...

oooohhhh such beautiful little ones!!! so nice to meet you at this amazing party!!!

afiori said...

oooh, cute outfits and halloweeners!!! I especially like the 1978 pic :) :) :)

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KathrynAntyr said...

I love all of the homemade Halloween costumes. Thanks for linking to my blog with the lovely comments! How sweet.

Happy Halloween and so nice to meet you!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Great photos...loved the costumes!

Lola Enchanted said...

Lovely party and parade!!!


Happy Halloween!

3rdEyeMuse said...

how could we possibly NOT love the costume parade?!? FANTASTIC! :) thanks for sharing the grins.

oh! and I love the Halloween rocks!

AwtemNymf said...

Darling photo's. Instead of 2 peas in a pod.. I spy- 2 pumpkins in the patch! They are adorable!!
I enjoyed my visit! If you have time... feel free to stop by my blog- I'm having a couple of give-aways!
~A~

Natalie said...

Oh, this was fun!

Thanks for having me <|:^)

Susan said...

Loved the costumes.

Happy Halloween!

BusyLittleQuilter said...

All of the costumes are fantastic, including yours when you were younger. That's cute how your dad went in costume, too.

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

yahoo buckaroo those costumes rock!! it helps when the models are so damn cute. thanks for visiting my blog. happy halloween. xx rosey

Yvonne said...

I love it and I think you did a great job!! This is my first year 'partying' it up with blog party. You did so much better than i did.....really, I love the pictures of the babies. Why didn't I think of that? Next year we are going to blow them away...or at least we'll try.

Happy Fall

CINNIBONBON said...

Oh this is just perfect. I really enjoyed the time line.
And yes, those are some fabulous sewing skills!!
Happy Halloween

Natalie said...

Nope...what did they say???

Nat (who turned her volume up because she's ever so gullible, lol!)

Jean Knee said...

I wish I had photos of me in my costumes-cute!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

You are a lovely bit of fun!! It would have never been the same without you!! i am so glad you joined in!! Cackle Cackle!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Your two little pumpkins are Adorable!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra

Tracey said...

Happy Halloween, great costumes,

Take care

Rowena said...

That is a great Halloween parade. I particularly like that pirate costume. My guy wants to be a ghost, and he'll be lucky if he doesn't end up in mommy's white linen tunic and some baby powder in his hair. ;)

I don't like store bought costumes, but I don't have the tools or time or skills to make something awesome like all these costumes.

Kristin said...

oohh wow, I love those little pumpkin babys..haha too cute!!! and its going to be adorable with you as an inmate and your little boy as a policman..;p

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Those pics are so so cute.

Laume said...

So many adorable kids, both past and present. I was thinking of digging out the photos of my kids' Halloweens of yore. Thanks for the cuteness!

dragonflyreflections said...

Love your costume parade!! Your party looked lovely sorry to be soooo late!! Thanks for having me - I'm off to visit more of Vanessa's party guests!!

Witchy Blessings!!
Kelley

thrilled by the thought said...

How fun too see your own little parade of costumes from Halloweens Past! Those pirates are darling!