Happy Halloween! Reminiscing about Past Ridiculous Halloweens!
happy halloween!!! i LOVE halloween (could be because free candy is flowing freely everywhere i turn) and also fall time in general. this is the first year i haven’t been able to decorate or go to halloween parties with friends so instead i will relive all the fun times we’ve had in the past!
here’s a smattering:
i usually get some sort of of holiday craft that drives my husband insane because he hates clutter and trinket stuff. lucky for him…i get time-limited things. marriage is all about compromise, people.
halloween 2008: i was hermione from harry potter (DUH) and ravery went as “chelsea’s type of guy” (it’s true…i thought i would end up with a guy that was covered in tattoos and piercing and instead i married mr. preppy. my mother is thrilled). this party was hosted by great friends of mine and it was ALL harry potter themed. favorite ever.
this was right after we got back from our honeymoon in Egypt so we are still nicely tanned (and i am using up the contacts i got for snorkeling purposes) this was at Kruger’s Farm in Oregon. my husband is wearing my absolute favorite shirt he owns…i dubbed it the “pumpkin spice shirt.” it’s so fall-y and hipster and i love him in it.
oh, and the 12 year old forgot to tell us how awkward we looked sitting on the pumpkins. check out that leg. and hand positioning.
we decided to go to a party very last minute so off to the thrift store we went earlier that day. terrible picture BUT ravery found an old sheet and transformed into a mummy and i became a lady overly excited for christmas. my dress was covered in presents, gingerbread men, and candy canes. my christmas mug (of course) contained wine.
my response for when people asked what i was supposed to be, i gave them a confused look and said “what do you mean? i’m just excited for christmas!!!” then offered them christmas cookies. BOOM. top that.
today i am wearing orange and and any free bowl of candy i run across, i’m taking some. the husband and i are headed to Napa Valley to enjoy some magnificent wine and put this Halloween into it’s own unique category. stay tuned for winery recaps and a fun news (well fun for me and if you come over to hang out with me)!
ps. please don’t wear a racist costume. if you aren’t sure if you costume is racist…here’s a handy flowchart for you. or read from the amazing writings from ‘native appropriations‘ there are 390284203 things to be-racist isn’t one of them.
the new wifestyle: you may not always be able to celebrate holidays in the same way you are used to, but you do have power to still make it a great one!
1) halloween costume you are most proud of?
2) what are you plans for celebrating today?
3) favorite halloween candy you are after?