Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. In fact, we have more boxes dedicated Halloween stuff than Christmas stuff. For 2012 Grimbil went as Captain Kirk and I went as token alien chick. Mostly I just wanted to wear my friend’s awesome pink wig. I’m pretty proud of my costume and makeup, especially since I did them all myself:
For our party we served our traditional flayed skin cheesehead
Puking pumpkin guacamole
and way-too-strong vodka zombie brain
I also tried making some witches fingers. I think they look pretty good, but didn’t taste awesome:
One of my favorite new additions to our decorations was these bloody handprints that I found at the pound shop:
We also fixed up the living room to look like a spider infested abandoned house:
We had bats and candles along the staircase
And a bit of a surprise lurking in the loo
Last year we set up our graveyard in the front of the house and unfortunately some of our gravestones were stolen, so this year we set it up in the backyard for the party. Note the not-too-subtle message Grimbil has incorporated:
For actual Halloween day, we took the afternoon off work so we could set up for the trick or treaters. We set up our classic graveyard scene, but with a twist. Cuz it wouldn’t be Halloween without a twist, right?
See, last year Grimbil dressed up as the Grim Reaper and stood next to the path to our door, scaring the kids en route to and from their candy. So this year we used our coat rack to create a decoy and set it up in the same spot.
Some kids remembered our ploy last year and so gave the Grim Reaper a wide berth (or were too scared to set foot in our yard). But the joke was on them: Grimbil was laying in wait behind the bench, dressed as a werewolf. Cue screaming and laughing and some crying.
Not sure how we’re going to top that next year, but we have some time to figure it out.