After some final preparations, hubby and I were ready to get our Halloween party on! This was our third Halloween get-together ever and first in this house. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I love celebrating this one with fun decorations and eats.
Here are some photos of the finished tombstones. We made these following the instructions from this year’s Martha Stewart Halloween magazine and you can see more photos of the process and tips on how to make them by clicking here.
This one was my favorite.
We made 6 tombstones total. That was pretty much the extent of this year’s Halloween craft projects. These guys took a lot of work! Hopefully, we can find some more fun projects for next year.
Here’s some of our inside Halloween decor…
Halloween Party Food!
We did our Halloween party pot luck style. And we had quite the spread!
I grouped the savory items together in one area.
And the sweet in another.
I wanted to do “scary” labels on the food, like “brains of mice” but I ran out of time. Whoops!
For my savory eats contribution, I tried to make some proteins and snacky-things:
I made these olive “bugs” a la Martha Stewart.
Roasted kabocha squash.
Hard-boiled eggs a la Martha Stewart.
Roasted pumpkin seeds from our Jack-o-lanterns and my Candied Pecans (click for recipe), which are sadly gone. Guess I need to make more!
I also made some “blood” aka black currant punch (recipe from…who else…Martha Stewart).
Brittney brought some yummy hummus.
Kate + Nate brought some fun snacky treats.
Jen brought a delish quinoa salad.
On to the sweets!
Like I mentioned earlier, I made Martha Stewart spider cupcakes using the from-scratch Hershey’s recipe for both the cupcakes and frosting.
Nicole brought decadent brownies.
Not sure who brought these…maybe our neighbors?
Katie brought some tasty chocolate-cherry-bomb dip.
Caitlin brought nommy cookies.
I dug in…the food was all fab!
And look…we took people photos…not just food!
Everyone had such creative and wonderful costumes! We should have done a contest! Maybe next year?
I even busted out my tripod for a group shot so we could all be in it. Even Bailey made the photo!
And Jen and Caitlin were super-troopers and made it after running a marathon!
After the party, hubby decided to take Bailey to our neighbor’s house to play with their dog. Little did they know what a mess the dogs would be making!
Bailey’s normally white paws came back filthy! So, he had to get a bath.
Btw, I forgot to take a photo of my entire outfit. I was a figure skater! Ok, that’s kind of cheating because I really used to be a figure skater, but I haven’t worn my skating dress in years! I even put my skates on for the first part of the night! I was able to wear my skates around the house thanks to my skate guards.
Happy Halloween everyone!
When you celebrate Halloween, do you prefer to go funny or scary? Trick or treat, guys?