Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

A day late I know, but I hope you all had a good weekend, and that for those of you who partake in Halloween festivities, that you had a fun time.

This year we hosted our very first Halloween party at our house. But let me tell you, Mr L and I are not party-throwing people, we're more the small dinner party sorts. But this year we were very social and threw a Halloween party for about 20 people and 5 kids... all squeezed into our lounge/dining room. I was planning for weeks, and by the time the party came around I was exhausted and nervous, but I can also say that I really enjoyed it (and yes... with all those guests attending, I cleaned the house, especially the bathroom, as best as I could). Would you like to see some party photos? Well, I'll share them just in case you'd like to see some Halloween decor (inspired by the Martha Stewart website of course) and some silly costumes.

Lots of black cardboard silhouettes was the theme, and this is our front window.

Mice on the stairs...


The drinks table guarded by our New Zealand masks...Can you tell who I am? I am meant to be the ghost of Marie Antoinette, with my mummy dog...

The food table...
Some more scary decor...The cobwebbed fireplace...

And finally, from Mr.L, Banjo and me... Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

5 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

Well this certainly looks like the perfect setting for a Halloween party and wasn't your costume fantastic!

Happy Halloween.... now let's start thinking about Christmas!!

Victoria xx

lemonade kitty said...

Love your pics those mice are everywhere hope you had some traps!!! Only joking I love mice they're nice....Lucey xx

A Decluttered Life said...

Hi I love all your halloween decorations. The mice on the stairs look really good. What a great idea. I must say you look very beautifull as the ghost of (cant spell it!)antoinette.I would not need to put white make up on my face as it is so white! anyway! Looks like it was all really great fun.
XDominique

Steph said...

The photos don't do the decor justice! It was an amazing party and I think it was just perfect. The house looked fantastic and very spooky - helped by some very spooky sound effects and music. The decorations were everywhere - I kept noticing new ones. Great details & perfect executuion (oo, I did a halloween-y joke there!). Well done to throwing your first, fabulous party and thank you for inviting my un-dead corpse along too, even if you didn't recognise me! :D

Ivy said...

Wow! look at you pretty! Great costume! Looks like you know how to throw a great party to me, considering you're not "party throwers". HAHA

A note on perfection

Many of the posts featured on this blog are about doing household chores the correct, or so to say perfect way. My intention is not to make readers feel that the way they are running their households are wrong. So if making the bed, or ironing shirts in a certain way doesn't fit your lifestyle, do not feel guilty about it. But by learning the correct way of doing things it might just come in handy for those times when special guests are staying, or when you need to iron that shirt perfectly for a job interview. So enjoy the learning, but skip the guilt and LOVE your homes. x

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