My absolute favorite holiday has to be Halloween. I just love how you can enter into a whole world of make believe for one day. I’ve always loved playing dress up and becoming someone other than myself so its no wonder this holiday appeals to me so much. Almost every year since Brad and I have been together we have thrown Halloween parties. This year was no exception. We had a small group of friends over on Halloween night and it resulted in absurd amounts of FUN! I usually try to be extra creative with the costumes, but this year I think I had Twilight on my brain because the only thing I could manage to think of was a vampire. So I went with it… although the vampire teeth gave me a pretty mean lisp. Brad on the other hand managed to find a costume that looked shockingly similar to Achmed the Dead Terrorist. So for that night, and apparently many many more since, Brad morphed into Achmed the Dead Terrorist. I must say he was the life of the party Halloween night. He stayed in character pretty much the whole time. It was hilarious.
Here are some pictures of the Watson Halloween Extravaganza! I was amazed that I didn’t set anything on fire. I tried to make it so candle light was the only available light in the house. Fortunately no one became a human torch. Although Andrew did have a traumatic wax incident from blowing a candle out with too much force. Poor guy. On with the photos:
We gave away prizes for the best costume and oddly enough James, who came as a ceiling fan, won. James had warned me that the only costumes he ever wore were: a Korean guy, an electrical engineer, or a Korean electrical engineer. I told him if he came as any one of those he would be forced to wear a much less comfortable and less flattering substitute of my choosing. Leave it to James to find a costume loop hole. Bobbie on the other hand came as a table lamp and even lit up. Now that was creative!
Mark and Dara as Mario and Princess Peach
Bobby and Erin as Joy Turner and Earl Hickey from My Name is Earl
And completely in character…
Bobby even had his very own “list”
Kari and Andrew as a cello and cellist… pretty inventive I must say. When Kari told me she was coming as a cello I was wondering how she was going to pull it off. She did it perfectly and was even able to sit in her costume.
Me and Brad as Achmed and some random vampire chick… wa wah
Jackson and Lucy as Ariel the Little Mermaid and Sebastian
Lucy was terrified of Brad and tried hiding on the porch all night under the chairs (notice the tail tucked between her legs as we force her out of hiding for a photo op… she wasn’t having it)
as the night wore on Jackson looked more and more like he was being strangled by a lobster than anything else. It was hilarious. Here he is looking pretty cute.
**Best part… although no photo… Jackson got a hold of Lucy’s costume and drug her around by her mermaid tail. I think I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard.**
My awesome Kitty Litter Cake
Mummies in a blanket with a side of entrails
Erin’s brownie grave yard… it looked too cool to eat really.
Sadly I did not get a picture of our awesome witch’s brew that was smoking all over the place.
Brad demonstrating his smoking crotch… okay so that was just fog from the fog machine… but it was collecting in his lap for some reason.
And just because I was proud of my vampire make over…
and at the end of the night the cello and Achmed were laid to rest…
I hope you all had as much fun as we did on Halloween. Hooray for National Dress Up and Eat Candy Day!